When people think about baking muffins, they frequently do not think about using mayonnaise as one of the ingredients. The fact is, mayonnaise is a great substitute for butter or oil if the muffin recipe calls for it. Real mayonnaise is a mixture of oil and eggs. So, when you substitute butter for the same amount of mayonnaise, you still get a fluffy muffin, but one with a more tender texture and a richer taste. The percentage of fat does not change when you use mayonnaise instead of butter, so there is no health advantage to the substitution. You do not taste the mayonnaise in the muffins. You just get a different experience on your palette when you eat mayonnaise muffins.
The simplest recipe for mayonnaise muffins only uses three ingredients: mayonnaise, flour and milk. Mix together a cup of self-rising flour, a half-cup of milk, and two tablespoons of mayonnaise until you get a smooth batter. Spoon that mixture into six muffin cups and bake at 425 degrees for about ten to twelve minutes until the top is a beautiful golden brown. These make wonderful dinner rolls, and they are so easy to make. You can have fresh muffins practically any time during the day in just 15 minutes.