English Muffins

English Muffins

Who knew you could make English muffins at home? Who knew they were cooked on a grill? I didn’t. I do know they are better than any I’ve had from a package and so worth making. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Makes: 6

English Muffins


  • 2 cups all purpose or bread flour
  • 2 teaspoons (1 packet) instant yeast (Fleishmann’s RapidRise)
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup 1% milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (I use extra light olive oil)

  • about 2-3 Tablespoons cornmeal
  • butter for greasing griddle


  1. Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl combine the milk, water, and oil. Heat the milk mixture to 120°F and add to flour mixture.
  3. Beat with electric mixer on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Knead for 50 turns, cover, and let rest 10 minutes.
  5. Meantime, line a large baking sheet with wax paper and sprinkle it with cornmeal.
  6. Roll dough on a floured surface to 1/4” thickness (about 12 x 8 inches).
  7. Cut six circles with a 3 1/2–inch round cookie cutter dipped in flour.
  8. Place circles on wax paper and sprinkle tops with cornmeal.
  9. Cover with a towel and let rise in a warm spot about an hour or until doubled in size.
  10. Preheat electric griddle to 300° F or stove-top griddle to medium-low.
  11. Rub griddle with a stick of butter and cook muffins about 7 minutes per side.

38 Comments on "English Muffins"

  1. moni

    Jenny i love your cooking it’s very shortcut .

  2. Claudia

    the first time to do this recipeI hope I will do it because as i know it it is so taseful.Love ,claudia

  3. AdkMtnGirl

    Do you have a video for the english muffins?

    • Jenny

      No, there is no video for the English muffins.

      • Mike B

        I too requested a video not knowing about this site. I’m ok now without one.

  4. Allison

    what is the best way to store the extra English muffins.

    • Jenny

      I keep mine tightly wrapped in foil until the next day but for long than that, I split them first and then freeze.

  5. Cathy

    As always, you are amazing. I love all your YouTube videos and I hope to see new ones in the near future. Thank you so much for all you do.

  6. Cecilia

    Hola! Te escribo desde Argentina. Me encantan tus recetas.
    Estos muffins, se pueden llevar al freezer?

  7. Linda S.

    Jenny I just “discovered” you through YouTube and I’m a FAN!! I love your videos, your humor and quirky taste in kitchen accessories and the background team is great even if they are unseen! I love to collect and read all sorts of recipes thinking that some day I too will be able to cook! You will have your very own binder with your recipes; you are the first to do so. That means I will be turning to your binder with your recipes first when I am searching for something good to eat and easy to prepare with simple ingredients. Thank you so much!

  8. Terica

    Just made this recipe- I think I cooked them too hot because they didn’t were sort of flat and almost burned. Next time I will try to let them rise more and then cook at a lower temp. Love your recipe though! It tastes great!!

  9. Stella

    There are so many olive oils. What brand do you use for breads, etc.?

    • Jenny

      I buy whatever my store carries. I use Colavita Extra Virgin for cooking and salads and Pompeian Extra Light for baking.

  10. DebinSC

    would you mind doing a video of this one?

    • Tamee

      Yes! Please!
      I enjoy your videos and I would love to see these English Muffins being made so I can compare my experience to what was supposed to happen.

  11. Chit

    Hi Jenny…can’t the English muffins be baked instead?

    • Jenny

      I believe you can bake them but you should use a recipe that is specific for oven baking.

      • Chit

        Thank you jenny. I enjoy your website. And your cooking and baking are very practical.and.easy. to follow. May you always be inspired.

  12. Carol

    Hi Jenny,
    I just wanted to thank you for all your recipes! I’m going thru them and making each one. I especially love your english muffins – I make them very often, sometimes adding cinnamon raisin to the dough. I’m Teaching my granddaughter to make your breads and rolls. Love your videos too.

  13. Joline

    Can i replace the cornmeal to semolina flour? I have goggle it, someone using this for English muffin

    • Jenny

      You can try anything – that’s the fun of cooking.

  14. Joline

    Hi Jenny, i don’t have the cornmeal, can i replace it for some thing else?

    • Jenny

      I don’t know of a replacement but you can omit the cornmeal.

  15. Junesgirl

    Hi Jenny,

    I am curious how you store these….
    what do you think of a brown paper bag?

    • Jenny

      I store mine wrapped in foil so they don’t get too soggy. I think they could get too dry in a paper bag.

  16. Peachy

    Can I make this in advance?

    • Jenny

      You can make the dough in advance through step 4. Refrigerate the dough overnight, them bring it to room temperature and continue at step 5.

  17. Rosalie

    Can t tell u how obsessed I am with your recipes, a polish lady friend of mine gave me a perogie doe recipe thought u might like it,1c.flour to 1/2c sour cream,2 c.flour-1c sour cream makes great doe easy to work with…making your pizza pan doe today.

  18. khabirah

    Do they have to be cooked on a griddle or grill? Can i use a cast iron pan? I do not have a grill or griddle yet.

    • Jenny

      You can cook them on a large frying pan, whether cast iron or not. The reason for a large pancake griddle is you can get more muffins on at one time.

  19. Asne

    Hi Jenny,
    I’m your fan from Malaysia.
    Really hope you could come up with video of the English muffin.

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  21. sandra

    ok I’ll do that thank you very much.

  22. sandra

    jenny you dont have a video for the english muffins?

    • Jenny

      No. I have over 100 recipes posted and only around 70 videos so there are quite a few recipes with no videos. But you could use my recipe and perhaps look at some other videos for guidelines.

      • Wayne W.

        Really enjoy your videos. Please make more..

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