All-Star Muffin Mix Recipe
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All-Star Muffin Mix Recipe

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I like to keep this mix in a handy place, like the pantry or cupboard, so I mix up muffins quickly for dinner or if a friend is stopping by for coffee. —Nancy Mackey, Madison, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:48 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FOR BANANA MUFFINS:
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 medium)
  • FOR BLUEBERRY MUFFINS:
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • FOR CRANBERRY-PECAN MUFFINS:
  • 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • FOR APRICOT-CHERRY MUFFINS:
  • 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • FOR CAPPUCCINO MUFFINS:
  • 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • FOR CARROT-RAISIN MUFFINS:
  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • FOR APPLE-CHEESE MUFFINS:
  • 1/2 cup shredded peeled apple
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • FOR RHUBARB-ORANGE MUFFINS:
  • 3/4 cup diced fresh or frozen rhubarb
  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade

Nutritional Facts

1 plain muffin equals 208 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Yield: 4 batches (11 cups).
  2. To prepare plain muffins: Place 2-3/4 cups muffin mix in a large bowl. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 400° for 18-21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Serve warm.
  3. To prepare Banana Muffins: Place 2-3/4 cups muffin mix in a large bowl. Whisk the egg, milk, butter and bananas; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  4. To prepare Blueberry Muffins: Place 2-3/4 cups muffin mix in a large bowl. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  5. To prepare Cranberry-Pecan Muffins: In a large bowl, combine 2-3/4 cups muffin mix, cranberries, pecans and sugar. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  6. To prepare Apricot-Cherry Muffins: In a large bowl, combine 2-3/4 cups muffin mix, apricots and cherries. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  7. To prepare Cappuccino Muffins: In a large bowl, combine 2-3/4 cups muffin mix, chocolate chips and coffee granules. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  8. To prepare Carrot-Raisin Muffins: In a large bowl, combine 2-3/4 cups muffin mix, carrots and raisins. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  9. To prepare Apple-Cheese Muffins: In a large bowl, combine 2-3/4 cups muffin mix, apple and cheese. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  10. To prepare Rhubarb-Orange Muffins: In a large bowl, combine 2-3/4 cups muffin mix, rhubarb and marmalade. Whisk the egg, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins. Yield: 1 dozen per batch.
How-To: Muffin Mixes»
Originally published as All-Star Muffin Mix in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p41

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Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"This mix is a favorite with our family with consistent results no matter what we add it. We have tried raspberries and white chocolate chips as well as "Turtle" muffins with chocolate chips, caramel bits a pecans!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"Very handy recipe. I am currently out...time to make a replacement batch!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2013

"This is almost the only muffin mix I use any more. Have made all the variations plus some of my own, love love love this mix. Sometimes I am concerned about the amount of butter in which case I use part applesauce without any difference in flavor or texture. This is a great go to recipe, I always have some made up in the pantry."

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Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"i had to add alot more milk than the recipe called for but otherwise a really good mix"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"i had toadd alot more milk than the recipe called for but otherwise a really good mix"

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