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Homemade Muffin Mix

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen per batch


  • 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


  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • debpenns
    Nov 24, 2019

    this muffin mix is amazing!! its so great to have on hand! deb P VFE

  • lilytaylor1234
    Nov 8, 2014

    science project...maybe

  • kennedy13
    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!

  • gillettcookie
    Mar 8, 2013

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  • Shawnie_Weather
    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
    Aug 25, 2012

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

  • 4seasonsemb
    Jul 24, 2012

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

  • Bree's Kitchen
    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.

  • vikiserr
    Dec 9, 2005

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