This Muffin Mix is super easy to make and beats a store bought mix in taste, cost and nutrition.
I mix this up two or three times a year for making muffins, loaves and coffee cakes in a snap. This year, I'm giving the mix and recipes to a couple of university students that have moved into their own place and are living away from home.
The Muffin Mix recipe is from Canadian Living.
5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 1/4 cups natural bran
1 3/4 cups skim milk powder
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 tbsp baking powder
2 tsp salt
Mix everything together really well in a large bowl. Transfer to a container with a lid and store in a cool, dry place.
2 3/4 cups Muffin Mix
1 1/2 cups grated carrots
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp vanilla
In a bowl, stir together the Muffin Mix, carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda. In a separate bowl, whisk the applesauce, oil, molasses, egg and vanilla. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients and stir just until moistened.
Spoon into greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 375 F about 20-25 min.
You can fancy up the muffins by making a crunchy topping for them. The crunchy topping I made for these muffins is ground flax, cinnamon, sesame seeds and a bit of melted butter. Mix the topping ingredients together and press it into the top of the muffins before baking.
The other recipes that go with the mix are Chocolate Banana Muffins, Healthy Start Muffins (with dates and pumpkin seeds), Zucchini Loaf, Canuck Loaf (with maple syrup and walnuts), and Orange Date Loaf.
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