Homemade English Muffins (in a Bread Machine)

homemade english muffins

My kids love English Muffins.  I’m not sure what it is about them.  Maybe because they’re round or because they are airy and delicious.  It’s hard to say with my kids.  But if they love it, I try to figure out how to make it.  It’s kind of what we do.

I found this recipe on Food.com and gave it a try.  I love that you make the dough in a bread machine.  I love my bread machine.  And I was a little surprised by how easy they were to make.

You just pat out the dough (don’t roll it out).

making english muffins

My son was excited to help me make them.  I love when my kids bake with me!  Then cut out the dough and place the rounds on a cookie sheet to rise.

cutting out english muffin dough

Ours were either too thin to begin with or didn’t rise enough.  I would have liked them to be a little bit thicker.  (Note for next time.)

english muffins rising

Did you know that you cook these over the stove, not in the oven?  That one threw me for a loop.  It’s bread.  Weird.

homemade english muffins

But they were delicious!  Just like the store bought kind except better!

homemade english muffins

Homemade English Muffins (in a Bread Machine)

Homemade English Muffins (in a Bread Machine)


  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 package (1 1/2 tsp.) dry yeast
  • corn meal


  1. Put the ingredients in the bread machine in the order listed.
  2. Start the dough cycle.
  3. Sprinkle corn meal over your work cycle.
  4. When dough cycle is finished, remove dough and pat out on your work surface. Make sure you sprinkle some of the corn meal on the top of the dough as well. Pat out dough to about 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Cut out rounds (about 8 - 12 depending on how big you make them).
  6. Place rounds on a baking sheet (with a little corn meal sprinkled on it) and cover. Cover and let rise for 20-30 minutes (until not quite doubled in size).
  7. Heat griddle over medium heat. Spray with non cook spray and cook muffins for about 5 - 7 minutes on each side. They should be golden brown when you turn them.
  8. Split the muffins with a fork or serrated knife and serve warm with butter or jelly or anything else delicious.

We toasted them and spread on some of our Homemade Cinnamon and Sugar Butter (another great project to do with your kids.)

homemade english muffins

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  1. How fun! I never would have thought of making my OWN English Muffins. It’s one of those thing I always thought of as store bought. Maybe I need to add a bread machine to my wish-list! Thanks for the post.

  2. We make these a lot – they are so much better than the store kind. Thanks for linking up to Friday Food Frenzy!

  3. I’ve been wanting to make english muffins for some time. Yours look delicious. I’m visiting from Friday Food Frenzy.

  4. Krystal V. says:

    looks delicious!

  5. Yum! These look great Erin!!

  6. On the stove, how cool is that. This does look simple, I am going to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  7. we eat so many english muffins I should really give this a try

  8. Oh, those look wonderful!! I never thought about making English muffins before. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  9. Kathleen says:

    Made two batches of these muffins in the last two days; one larger in size and one smaller. We LOVED them! Thanks Ruth for passing on the link-both batches worked and were easy and fun to make. Thank you!!

  10. Awesome recipe. They came out perfect.