Well I have to confess that I have never made a muffin and when I have my sweet moments it's something I rather enjoy. I thought I would take a look on the net to see what I could find and came across a simple recipe I might be inclined to try. \n\nI read that the key to making a great muffin is not over mixing the batter. It was suggested that once the liquid ingredients were added to the dry, you should mix the batter by hand until the flour is moistened, for no more than about ten seconds. It was reiterated that too much mixing can cause the muffins to be dry, tough or misshapen.\n\nIt sounds like it makes good sense but I wouldn't know until I try. What do you veterans say to this?