"I adapted a recipe so I could give this homemade muffin mix to our family for holiday gifts," says Barbara Opperwall of Wyoming, Michigan.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
- 2 tablespoons quick-cooking oats
- ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a 1-pint glass jar, layer 3/4 cup flour, oats, sugar mixture and remaining flour. Cover and store in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 1 batch (about 2 cups total).
- To prepare muffins: In a bowl, combine the egg, applesauce, butter and vanilla. Stir in muffin mix just until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes our clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 9 muffins.
Originally published as Applesauce Muffin Mix in Quick Cooking May/June 2004, p51
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Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015
"I make these a lot. One of my favorite muffin recipes. Uses on-hand ingredients. Very delicious. Young children especially enjoy these."