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Homemade Muffin Mix

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

1 dozen per batch

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

Ingredients

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

Directions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

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

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