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All-Star Muffin Mix Recipe

All-Star Muffin Mix Recipe

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. YIELD:48 servings


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  • 1. Mix first six ingredients. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place or in the freezer up to 6 months. Yield: 4 batches (11 cups mix).
  • 2. To prepare plain muffins: Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk together egg, milk and butter until blended. Stir in 2-3/4 cups muffin mix just until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-21 minutes. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen per batch.

    For Banana Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, whisking 1 cup mashed ripe bananas into egg mixture before stirring into muffin mix.
    For Blueberry Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, folding 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries into batter.
    For Cranberry-Pecan Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, tossing dry muffin mix with 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, 1/2 cup chopped pecans and 3 tablespoons sugar before stirring in egg mixture.
    For Apricot-Cherry Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, tossing dry muffin mix with 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots and 1/2 cup dried cherries before stirring in egg mixture.
    For Cappuccino Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, tossing dry muffin mix with 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules before stirring in egg mixture.
    For Carrot-Raisin Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, tossing dry muffin mix with 3/4 cup shredded carrots and 1/3 cup golden raisins before stirring in egg mixture.
    For Apple-Cheese Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, tossing dry muffin mix with 1/2 cup shredded peeled apple and 1/2 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese before stirring in egg mixture.
    For Rhubarb-Orange Muffins: Prepare muffins as directed, stirring 1/3 cup orange marmalade into egg mixture and folding 3/4 cup diced fresh or frozen rhubarb into batter. Yield: 1 dozen per batch.

Nutritional Facts

1 plain muffin: 208 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for All-Star Muffin Mix

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piehlar User ID: 4350572 247887
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!"

jdog31399 User ID: 1186484 146039
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

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

donnafajardo User ID: 1604573 170076
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."

jwasson User ID: 4886362 170072
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

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

jwasson User ID: 4886362 190075
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

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

Shaylia User ID: 5922131 187158
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"Excellent! The kids love it! Which makes me a happy mommy!! Thanks, Nancy!"

jessielee83 User ID: 6682878 187030
Reviewed May. 28, 2012

"this recipe is fast and handy nto have around. i made a batch last night and used chocolate chips.. ya my bad i didnt even think that i probably didnt want the cinnamon and nutmeg taste.. but next time ill remember to make 2 of them one big batch with everything and one without cinn and nutmeg. other than that they were nice and fluffy. maybe a tad dry. but that could be on me but i might add a little more butter, milk, or another egg. well see. thanks for great recipe."

Paniewa User ID: 4858951 211498
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2012

"yes they are fast but i wont make them again of large amount of butter ...they come out greasy and not appealing...expected something better"

coreena User ID: 2563547 186931
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"oh also, you can depend on taste of home recipes."

coreena User ID: 2563547 117393
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2012

"this is so simple great to have and make em quick, i wld. put dry mix in zip bags and mark other ing. to add on diff. ones."

Mlrhoads User ID: 5998784 106312
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I love this recipe! I made blueberry this morning and they have already disappeared! Thanks so much for such a quick, easy, and versatile recipe! This is a new weekend favorite at our house!"

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 175172
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Makes it so easy to make fresh baked muffins anytime. Add your favorite extracts too. (somehow I ended up with extra, about half a portion, of the mix though, hard to add half an egg to make a half batch)"

foegenmt User ID: 1016023 175167
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"Keep this mix on hand and you will never have to worry about what to make for a quick warm breakfast or snack. My 4 kids love these muffins with banana and chocolate chips. Have done some with chopped pear also and they were just as good. Going to try adding craisins and chocolate chips the next time. Thanks for a great recipe!!!"

FarmYF User ID: 5837655 106311
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2011

"I've been using this recipe for several months. The options with it are endless, so be creative!"

sands351 User ID: 1036170 211497
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"Made the cranberry-pecan muffins this morning and hubby and I think they are great. I also will enjoy having the base mixture ready and available for a quick batch of muffins when needed. Thanks for the many variations."

weluvckg User ID: 5417584 117392
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"We love muffins so I was excited to see this mix. We are trying to get away from making box/bag foods. We haven't tried any of the versions listed, but we made them folding in 1 C of semi-sweet choc chips. They were great!!! I did change the recipe just a little: I only use unsalted butter in baking, and I reduced the salt to 1 t. Like many, we are watching sodium (and hidden sodium) in our foods. What a great gift possibility, I can't wait to give some out. Thanks for sharing:)"

bobeepbeep User ID: 705841 175165
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2010

"I used this mix, preparing four of the variations for a week long youth camp. Froze them ahead and defrosted enough to warm for each day's breakfast. The youth loved them!"

conel User ID: 5344015 188314
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2010

"I love this. It is so nice to just put away some of the mix for a quick recipe later! I have also tried it with strawberries."

joey5176 User ID: 1186580 190067
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2010

"Love, love, love this big muffin mix. I've made the carrot-raisin and banana muffins. I made-up my own this weekend using 1 cup of strawberries and 1/2 cup of almonds and 3 Tbs. sugar with an almond-sugar topping and it was a hit at the family reunion."

pattyd123 User ID: 3336623 188310
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"Quick and easy. Love to use frozen wild blueberries for their gentle taste and sprinkle a little chunky brown sugar on the top before baking - adds a nice crunch."

jessie34 User ID: 3459959 189495
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2010

"Wonderful! I have made the blueberry, banana, and apple so far."

RebWidrick User ID: 778053 171116
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"Tried the blueberry version today. Better than the old recipe I had used.  This is muffin recipe is definately a keeper!"

RebWidrick User ID: 778053 128330
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"Best muffin recipe ever! Used banana this time. Will try blueberry version soon."

Fatnan User ID: 1558457 189491
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2010

"This is an easy recipe. It is good. We made the Apple-Cheese and the Carrot-Raisin. And they reheat easy in the microwave."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 146038
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2010

"Easy great to have on hand. Made the cranberry pecan type delicious can't wait to try the rest!"

auntdonna User ID: 7819 106306
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2010

"I just took a batch out of the oven and they are super. I made the blueberry muffins and added some lemon zest and a tsp. of lemon juice to the batter."

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