Homemade Muffin Mix Recipe
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Homemade Muffin Mix Recipe

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Whether your family prefers sweet or savory muffins, you can satisfy them with this versatile muffin mix. Included are directions to prepare plain, cheddar and cinnamon-raisin muffins. —Audrey Thibodeau, Gilbert, Arizona
Featured In: Homemade Baking Mixes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Yield: 4 batches (10 cups).
  2. To prepare plain muffins: Place 2-1/2 cups muffin mix in a bowl. Whisk egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  3. To prepare cheddar muffins: In a bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups muffin mix, cheese, bacon and chives. Whisk egg and milk; stir into cheese mixture just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
  4. To prepare cinnamon-raisin muffins: In a bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups muffin mix, raisins and cinnamon. Whisk egg and milk; stir into raisin mixture just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins. Yield: 1 dozen per batch.
Originally published as Homemade Muffin Mix in Quick Cooking September/October 1998 , p59

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lilytaylor1234 User ID: 8082963 18192
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2014

"science project...maybe"

kennedy13 User ID: 4617273 23350
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2014

"THESE ARE INCREDIBLY DELICIOUS!!! SO handy to have ready to go in the pantry!! I have used both blueberries and chocolate chips and they turned out amazing!"

Shawnie_Weather User ID: 7084926 48942
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"I will use this recipe from now on. These are so much better than what I have bought at the store and they are gorgeous!"

maqueli User ID: 6101030 47745
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2012

"Simple and easy. I used for blueberry muffins and it worked perfectly."

4seasonsemb User ID: 6775476 47744
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2012

"A staple for every household! I LOVE this simple and easy mix."

Bree's Kitchen User ID: 5158348 24415
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

"Perfect. I had lazy days when I felt like making up a batch of muffins but didn't feel like getting out all the ingredients at the time. I know some of you understand what I'm saying. Now with this mix recipe I get to mix them up so fast & easy, they are in the oven in no time. The muffins turn out so good. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us. The recipe is sure a lot cheaper than buying a mix at the store & I know what's in it too."

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