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Muffins in an aluminum pan at an angle apparently coming out of the oven.

If you ever wake up late but need to cook breakfast for a houseful of people, here’s a quick and yummy recipe for bread to fill your baskets and fill the house with the smell of fresh baked goods.

The basic recipe is only three ingredients! Thus the name. That also makes it a good recipe for helpers with limited skills to make or to teach kids to bake.

It’s also a great recipe with which to experiment. Try adding cinnamon, dried fruit, or chocolate chips.

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 12-ounce beer**


  1. Mix dry ingredients together. Make a well in the dough and pour in the beer. Mix until moist. Spoon into well-greased muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

    For a savory variation

  2. add 1 tablespoon of dried basil leaves and 1 tablespoon of garlic powder to the flour mix.

    **You can use 7-Up instead of beer.