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    Universal Muffin Mix Recipe


    Recipe Description
    This is a recipe for a muffin base mix. I learned to make it when employed as a baker in a neighborhood shop. Cranberry orange is my favorite. I am happy to pass it on. Store in a large airtight container labeled with the date and contents, in a cool dry place. Shelf life: 6 to 8 months. Makes enough for about 5 batches of 24 muffins each.
    Preparation Steps:
    Great recipe. Found it on group recipes~submitted by smurfetta. Decided to share with frugal village since it was economical and easy.

    PLEASE! For best results, before proceeding read ALL directions before making a batch.


    Directions
    Combine ingredients and break up any lumps.
    To make 24 regular-sized muffins:.
    Preheat oven to 400°. Coat muffin tins with cooking spray.
    In a large bowl, beat 3 to 4 eggs.
    3 teaspoons vanilla.
    2 cups water.
    UP TO 1 cup oil or butter.
    Stir in 5-1/2 cups muffin mix and any additional ingredients (listed below) just until moistened. The batter should be lumpy.
    Fill muffin tins full.
    Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown.
    Level of Difficulty:
    Easy
    Time Needed:Ingredients:
    18 cups flour
    5 cups sugar (or equivalent substitute)
    2 1/4 cups dry buttermilk or nonfat dry milk powder
    6 tablespoons baking powder
    2 tablespoons baking soda
    2 tablespoons salt
    3 tablespoons ground cinnamon (I reduce cinnamon to 2 Tbsp.)
    3 teaspoons ground nutmeg (I reduce nutmeg to 2 Tbsp.)
    Serves:
    24 regular size muffins
    Directions:
    Applesauce muffins: 1 cup applesauce omit oil.
    Apple muffins: 3 cups raw grated carrots 1 teaspoons gr. cloves 1 cup nuts or raisins sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture before baking.
    Apricot muffins: 1 cup chopped dried apricots.
    Banana muffins: 2 mashed bananas 1 cup walnuts (optional).
    Blueberry muffins: 2 cups fresh or frozen rinsed blueberries.
    Bran-molasses muffins: Use only 3 cups of muffin mix. Stir in: 4 cups bran cereal 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup raisins.
    Butterscotch muffins: 2 (12 oz.) bags butterscotch chips 1 cup chopped nuts.
    Carrot muffins: 2 cups grated carrots 1 cup raisins 1-1/2 teaspoons allspice.
    Cashew muffins: 2 cups unsalted coarsely chopped cashews.
    Cherry muffins: 2 cups fresh or dried pitted cherries.
    Chocolate chip-fudge muffins: 1-1/2 cups cocoa 1/2 cup sugar 3 cups mini chocolate chips.
    Coconut muffins: 3 cups toasted flaked coconut (reserve some to sprinkle on the top).
    Cranberry-orange muffins: 2 cups chopped fresh or frozen cranberries 1 cup nuts 1/2 cup orange juice 2 Tb. orange peel.
    Currant muffins: 1-1/2 cups currants 1 cup chopped nuts.
    Date nut muffins: 1 cup chopped dates 1 cup chopped nuts.
    Eggnog muffins: 4 teaspoons rum extract 2 cups eggnog (omit water from recipe) before baking, top with mixture of: 2 Tb. sugar 1 teaspoons nutmeg 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon.
    Fig muffins: 2 cups dried chopped figs 1 cup chopped walnuts.
    Fruit muffins: 2 cups dried diced fruit.
    Garden fresh muffins: 1 cup grated carrots 1 cup grated zucchini 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves.
    Gingerbread muffins: 2 Tb. ground ginger 1/2 cup molasses 2 cups raisins.
    Granola muffins: reduce muffin mix to 4 cups and add: 1-1/2 cups granola. Top with additional granola before baking.
    Grape nuts muffins: reduce muffin mix to 4 cups and add: 2-1/2 cups grape nuts and 1 teaspoons allspice.
    Hazelnut muffins: 2 teaspoons ground cardamom 2 cups chopped hazelnuts.
    Incredible Cream Cheese muffins: combine: 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs. Drop this mix by Tb. onto top of muffins before baking.
    Jam muffins: 1-1/2 cups jam or preserves (strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, cherry) 1 cup chopped nuts (optional).
    Kisses and hugs muffins: 1-1/2 cups cocoa 1/2 cup sugar after filling muffin tins 3/4 full, drop one Hershey’s kiss into the center of each muffin, pushing down slightly until kiss is covered. Ice cooled muffins with confectioners sugar and water glaze.
    Lemon muffins: omit 1 cup water and replace with 1 cup lemon juice use 4 eggs, 1/2 cup chopped nuts.
    Lemon-poppy seed: 2 packages (3.4 oz each) instant lemon pudding mix 2 Tb. poppy seeds use 4 eggs omit 1 cup water and replace with 1 cup lemon juice.
    Mandarin muffins: 2 (8-1.4 oz) cans crushed pineapple (undrained) reduce water to 1 cup 1-1/2 cups shredded carrots.
    Maple muffins: 6 Tb. maple syrup, reduce water to 1-1/2 cups.
    Marmalade muffins: 1-1/2 cups orange marmalade, 1 cup chopped nuts (opt), 1 cup orange juice (omit 1 cup of the water).
    Mincemeat muffins: 1-1/2 cups mincemeat.
    Nutty muffins: 3 cups peanut butter chips 1/2 cup chopped peanuts.
    Oatmeal muffins: reduce muffin mix to 4 cups and add 1 cup oats; use 4 eggs and up to 2 cups raisins or grated apples.
    Orange muffins: 2 cups sour cream,1 cup nuts or coconut (opt), 2 cans (11 oz. each) mandarin oranges, drain; use 4 eggs.
    Peach muffins: 2 cups fresh or one large can (drained) chopped peaches.
    Pear muffins: 2 cups fresh or one large can (drained) chopped pears.
    Peanut-butter banana muffins: 1 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup chopped peanuts 3 mashed bananas.
    Peanut-butter & jelly muffins: 1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup chopped peanuts; drop 1 Tb. jam into each muffin before baking.
    Pecan muffins: 2 cups chopped toasted pecans, 1 teaspoons maple extract.
    Pineapple muffins: 1 teaspoons ground cloves, 1 large can crushed pineapple, drained 1 jar (7 oz. or about 1 cup) macadamia nuts, chopped.
    Pineapple carrot raisin muffins: 1 cup each: grated carrots, crushed pineapple, drained and raisins 1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional).
    Prune muffins: 1 to 2 cups chopped prunes 1/3 cup poppy seeds.
    Pumpkin muffins: 2 cups or 1 can solid pack pumpkin 1 Tb. pumpkin pie spice 1/2 cup each chopped nuts and raisins.
    Raspberry muffins: 2 cups fresh or frozen whole, unsweetened raspberries.
    Rum raisin muffins: 3 teaspoons rum extract or 3 tablespoons rum before baking, top with mix of: 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoons nutmeg.
    Sesame seed muffins: 1 cup toasted sesame seeds before baking, top with mix of: 1/2 cup nuts 4 Tb. brown sugar 4 Tb. sesame seeds 2 Tb. flour 1/2 teaspoons each cinnamon/nutmeg.
    Sour cream muffins: omit one cup of the water and add: 1 cup sour cream 2 cups nuts 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (opt.).
    Strawberry muffins: 2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped.
    Sweet potato muffins: 1 Tb. allspice 4 Tb. dry orange peel 2 cans (10 oz each) sweet potatoes, mashed, well drained (about 2-1/2 cups).
    Tropical treat muffins: 1 cup dried mango or papaya, chopped 1 cup chopped banana chips or 2 fresh mashed,
    1 cup macadamia nuts, chopped 1/2 cup coconut 1/2 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons lemon peel, grated.
    Vanilla muffins: 2 packages vanilla chips.
    Walnut muffins 1-1/2 cups chopped walnuts.
    Wheat germ muffins: 2-2/3 cup wheat germ use 4 eggs 1/2 cup extra water before baking, top muffins with mix of: 1/2 cup wheat germ 2 Tb. sugar.
    Yogurt muffins: reduce water to 1-1/2 cups and add: 2 cartons (8 oz each) yogurt -- plain or flavored.
    Zucchini muffins: 2 cups grated zucchini 2 Tb. cinnamon 1 cup chopped nuts (optional).
    Plum muffins: 2 cups fresh or canned plums; chopped.

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    Thank you Polly.....this is GREAT!!!!! Can't wait to make some of these....I am going to mix WW flour with white flour....do you think this will be ok?

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    This is sooo great, thank you!!

    I assume the apple muffins doesn't call for carrots but grated apples instead??
    Last edited by semo_mom; 08-19-2009 at 08:18 AM. Reason: seen the apple muffins lol

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    Thanks for sharing! This looks great! I love all of the options!

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    What a great recipe - mahalo!!

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    Thanks so much for sharing Polly. My DH and I love almond, do you have any recipes for almond muffins?

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    Thanks so much Polly this was so sweet of you.

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    Thanks so much!!! The MOPS group in our church wanted a 'make and take' food session this fall, and this will be just great.

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    GaPeach
    I'm sorry no, I don't have any recipes for almond muffins. I wish I did though they sound yummy!

    Sheri,
    I've used white whole wheat flour with good results, but not straight whole wheat. Maybe try half whole wheat & half white flour first to see if that's acceptable.

    Sarah,
    Must have been a typo on the apple muffins. I never noticed it before. LOL!

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    This is just the thing I've been searching for! Can't wait to try it.
    Thanks so much Polly!!

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    Thank you Polly for all of the great sounding muffins. I couldn't figure out how I missed this recipe, and then I saw that it had be resurrected from 2009. I'm glad that it was brought back though.

    A2M

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    This truly has been a life saver for me. My oldest eats muffins till they come out his ears. It's wonderful to have variety in a base mix, you can make whatever you're hungry for. I hope you like it as much as my DS.

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    glad this got bumped

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    This is great!! I love making muffins (and the mixes)! This will be a life saver this summer!

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    Thanks! This is awesome. Glad it got bumped too!

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