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!
 
FOR THE MIX:
 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!
 
TO BAKE:
 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.
STREUSEL TOPPING:
3/4 sugar
3/4 flour
1 1/2 T cinnamon (optional)
OR
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!

Let's go make something,

Kristy

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