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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 56
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 124.0
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 16.1 mg
  • Sodium: 215.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g

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Easy Muffin Mix and Muffins

Submitted by: DOITNOWM
Easy Muffin Mix and Muffins

Introduction

A super easy mix to put together and store so you can make muffins easily and for very low cost and calories! I make the mix about once a month and then store it in a big #10 can (the size of a large coffee can) with a lid. On top of the lid I put the directions for making the muffins so that even my children can put them together. A super easy mix to put together and store so you can make muffins easily and for very low cost and calories! I make the mix about once a month and then store it in a big #10 can (the size of a large coffee can) with a lid. On top of the lid I put the directions for making the muffins so that even my children can put them together.
Number of Servings: 56

Ingredients

    For the dry mix:

    8 cups flour (calculated with white flour, but wheat is great too)
    3 cups sugar
    3 tsp. salt
    3 tsp. cinnamon
    2 tsp. nutmeg
    3 Tbsp. baking powder

    This is enough to make four batches.

    Ingredients for the muffins:
    1 c milk (I used 1%)
    1 egg
    1/2 c applesauce, unsweetened (can use oil, if you want that instead)
    2 3/4 c of the dry muffin mix

Directions

In a huge bowl, mix together all the dry muffin mix ingredients. I use a whisk to mix it all together until well blended. Store in a container with a lid until used.

To make the muffins, combine 2 3/4 c of the muffin mix with the wet ingredients. Spray muffin tin. Full tins half to 2/3 full. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven. 16 minutes for regular sized muffins. 12 minutes for mini muffins.

The muffin mix recipe makes enough for about 4 batches of muffins.

The muffin recipe makes 12 (muffins cups mostly full) to 14 (about 2/3 full) muffins.

Calories were calculated on 14 muffins per batch x 4 batches=56 muffins (sorry, I originally typed in the wrong number)


Added this later after reading comments--these amounts are not calculated in the calories.

add 1/2 cup pumpkin, cut the applesauce (oil) to 1/4 cup, 1/4 cup chocolate chips

add 3/4 cup applesauce for more apple taste instead of 1/2 cup

1/3 cup craisins and 1/3 cup white chocolate chips

1 mashed banana, 1/3-1/2 cup nuts or chocolate chips

1/3 c grated carrot and 1/3 cup raisins

any kind of nuts--1/3 to 1/2 cup
chopped up fruit--1/3 to 1/2 cup (grated apple is good), blueberries-toss in a little flour first and they won't float to the top, any pie fillings



For liquid add-ins increase cooking time by a few minutes.

Number of Servings: 56

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user DOITNOWM.






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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The salt is too much. I think you should decrease the salt to half. I didn't have any muffin containers so I made 5 large muffins in small bowls (for my five working days). They taste good. I'll pack them for my breakfast at work and have them with some tea. Thanks. - 12/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Thank you - thank you - thank you! I've been looking for something like this forever! Perfect just the way it is! I mixed half wheat and half white flour and just threw in a few raisins - everyone in the house loved this recipe! - 11/9/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Super simple and tastes great! The only variation I've tried is adding blueberries and extra cinnamon. I think I'll be playing around with other things, but GREAT base recipe. - 8/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Such a great idea - mix makes up into 4 batches, only takes a few minutes to have the base mix for whatever you decide to make them into. I've added some walnuts and more apple to my first batch and they were so moist and flavorful. Will make the rest into orange-cranberry, carrot-pecan and banana. - 5/17/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've just made them and they were easy and delicious, I put homemade strawberry sauce instead of apple sauce - 1/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was great! Moist and delicious muffins that you can't mess up. I cut the recipe in 1/2 to make less at a time and it still worked well. Bravo! - 5/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was awesome! I will definitely keep this on hand. I have tried plain with cinnamon sugar on top, pumpkin/choc. chunk, banana nut, and blueberry. I have substituted buttermilk & yogurt for the milk and both worked great. This is such a versatile recipe. I would like to try orange cranberry - 3/11/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this Recipe! My favorite way to do them is to mash a banana with the mix & add a little more cinnamon. It is wonderful! - 11/22/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is the best recipe EVER for muffins. They are light & fluffy, just like bought, only tastier. I added chopped apple & walnuts to 1 batch, blueberry & apple to another, then choc chips to another.Yummo, so delicious.I make up multiple batches, then freeze for kids lunch boxes. Great Convenience - 10/12/08

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  • sounds good (and easy) - 5/30/13

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  • Made These With My Daughters This MorninB.C. I Halved The Mix And Used Pumpkin Pie Spice BecauseWas Out Of Cinnamon. Reduced The Oil To1/3 Cup. I Probably Will Use Less Sugar Next Time, They Are Very Sweet.Still A Good Goto Recipe. Forgive The Caps My Tablet Auto Caps EverythiNg Since The Last U - 4/3/13

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  • It's easy and a good base recipe that you can variate. - 8/7/12

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  • Best muffins ever. I just made my first batch with orange zest/juice and cranberries, and it's a good thing I made mini instead of regular because I ate 4 of them :) I'm hooked. I have big plans for chocolate cherry, sweet potato pecan, ginger peach, kiwi peach, plus suggestions above. Thanks! - 10/4/11

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  • Has anyone tried making these with raw sugar? I'm trying not to eat processed sugar if I can help it, but I'm not sure if raw sugar reacts the same in the baking process. - 8/27/11

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  • Just made a batch of these. I had to change the recipe a bit. I didn't have applesauce and the only oil I had on hand was extra virgin olive oil. I add some pineapple tidbits and chopped macadamia nuts. GREAT tasting! Extra mix went into vacuum bags w/recipe written on each bag. Each bag = 1 batch. - 7/9/11

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  • Great recipe! Moist, delicious muffins, though a little sweet for me. I think I'd cut back on the sugar a bit next time, and I used whole wheat flour with great results. - 6/13/11

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  • I added 2/3 cups gound flaxseeds and used whole wheat flour. It was really good. I used the applesauce and added some chopped dry apricot and nuts. Thank you so much. It was amazing. Still have 3 more batches in ziplocks in the freezer. Thanks again!!! - 6/8/11

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  • I made the mix and 2 batches of the muffins today. They are very good! I used whole wheat flower and splenda instead of white and sugar. One batch I made blueberry, they are yummy and juicy! The second I made carrot/raisin/sunflower which are good! Two batches to play with! - 2/21/11

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  • It's easier to weigh the flour than measure it. 1 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour is 5 ounces or 140 grams. 1 cup of whole wheat flour is 4.5 ounces or 130 grams. 1 cup of sugar is 7.5 ounces or 204 grams. This recipe is amazing. I bake on the weekends and freeze individually in saran wrap. :) - 2/20/11

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  • Thank you so much, I'm going to have fun with trying different additions to this recipe and it illustrates one of my favourite things about you, my American cousins - you use measuring cups! No faffing about with scales like we do with British recipes :) - 5/28/10

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  • thank you this is what I needed - worked great - 10/28/09

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  • awesome, spent most of 1 day baking and freezing, apple cinamon, banana nut, pumpkin chocolate chip, and blueberry. Only 1 major issue, the freezer has been opened and closed so much to get to the frozen muffins that everything else is thawing. j/k totally awesome - 8/30/09

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  • Good, simple recipe! 16 minutes was not nearly enough, though. Will cook for 20 minutes next time. - 7/6/09

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  • I love it. So handy to have on hand and so good too.
    thanks so much! - 1/29/09

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  • These sound wonderful. I love the idea of making a large batch of dry mix. I will definately try them this weekend. - 1/29/09

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