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Turmeric Muffins

Turmeric gives a balance between sweet and savory in these ombre shaded muffins.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Optional: course sugar such as turbinado or demerara for sprinkling on top.


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line muffin pan with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Stir half of the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture. Add milk then remaining dry ingredients.
  • Scoop batter into muffin pan, filling each cup two thirds full. Lightly sprinkle each muffin with course sugar. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
Keyword Breakfast, Muffins, Turmeric, Turmeric Muffins