“When making muffins from a mix, I top each muffin with a teaspoon of brown sugar and a few slivered almonds before baking,” suggests Elaine C. of Warren, Michigan. “They taste like they came from a bakery.”
In Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Mary Young dresses up a packaged chocolate chip muffin mix with a few pantry staples. "I love peanut butter, so I added it to a muffin mix with a little honey," she notes. "My family loves the results."
With a single banana bread mix, Beth Kosko bakes three different kinds of muffins using chocolate chips, walnuts and coconut. "I came up with this idea for a brunch where I wanted a variety of treats but not lots of leftovers," she pens from Ansonia, Connecticut.
“I created these easy muffins after I'd stocked up on too much candy and banana bread mix,” writes Teresa Heavilin of Kokomo, Indiana. “My family loves the peanut-butter surprise, and these muffins were a huge hit at a church potluck.” TIP: Not a fan of banana bread? Try a different quick bread and muffin mix instead.