Saturday, January 31, 2015

Easy Muffin Mix

Today I thought I would share a little mommy hack for you.
I do cook breakfast 5 days a week.
(Daddy picks it up on the weekends)
Impressive right? No, not really!
This is what I do on Muffin Mondays...
 I keep a jar of homemade muffin mix in the pantry.
I got the recipe from Taste of Home!
 8 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup baking powder

1 tablespoon salt
cup shortening

Combine all the above ingredients in a big bowel.
Use a large fork or pastry cutter to mix in the shortening.
It will be kind of chunky, but it should be!
This mix lasts us about four weeks or four batches.
*Feel free to store this mix in the freezer if you will not be using right away.
*This mix can also be halved!
 2 1/2 cups of mix
1 egg
1 cup of milk

Any of the following:
blueberries, lemon juice, cinnamon,
apple sauce, diced apples, chocolate chips,
cinnamon chips, nuts,
 bananas, froze fruit, raisins,
or something you like.
Combine all the above ingredients in a big bowel.
Add to lined or greased (Pam) muffin tin.
Bake for 15 to 20 min at 4/25'.

As you can see I add streusel topping to mine...
This is also made ahead and stored in a small jar.
3/4 sugar
3/4 flour
1 1/2 T cinnamon (optional)
1 T brown sugar (optional)
This is the mixture I store ahead...
just sprinkle on top of muffins with a tad of butter...
 before you bake them.

 This is a life changer girls!
Let me know in the comments your
 favorite muffin flavor so we can try it!


  1. My middle child (13) often makes muffins to chuck in the freezer separately bagged for school lunches. One time she had run out of inspiration so she put a chunky marmalade through them - YUM!!

  2. I like that idea! I even have orange marmalade in the fridge!!


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