Thursday, April 17, 2008

A-B-C Muffin Mix

I have made some of the variations below(look for the bold) but haven't tried them all. Thanks to my friend, Leni for sharing this mix recipe with me! :)

A-B-C MUFFIN MIX
Compiled and adapted by Pat Lancaster

Keep this mix in the freezer until ready to use.

18 cups WW flour or white
5 cups sugar (Brown, white, whatever)*
2 1/4 cups buttermilk blend or non fat dry milk
6 Tb. baking powder
2 Tb. baking soda
2 Tb. salt
3 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

* or other sweetener {or leave out & use honey when making muffins}

Stir together well, breaking up lumps.

Place ingredients in a large airtight container labeled with the date and contents store in the freezer. Mix makes enough for about 5 batches of 24 muffins each.

If desired, dry sweetener can be omitted then stir in 1 cup honey for every 24 muffins as you make them.

TO MAKE 24 REGULAR SIZED MUFFINS:
{I used 1/2 recipe & made 18 muffins - don't know what size muffins tins she used. I used 1/4 cup batter per muffin} Preheat oven to 400.

Coat muffin tins with an oil/lecithin mixture, grease with butter, or spray with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, beat:
4 eggs / 3 tsp. vanilla / 2 cups water / 1 cup oil*
* or butter- this measurement is up to your tastes and desires. We find them perfectly acceptable without ANY fat, but any amount of oil can be added up to one cup.

Stir in 5-1/2 cups muffin mix and any additional ingredients (listed on chart below) just until moistened.
The batter should be lumpy.

Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden brown. {I baked for 15 minutes, depends on your oven & pans}

Muffins freeze well. To reheat frozen muffins, microwave on high for 30 seconds per muffin. (or heat in the oven until warm)

These two toppings would go well with almost any of the ABC muffins. Sprinkle mixture atop uncooked muffins before popping them into preheated oven:

STREUSEL TOPPING for 24 muffins:
Mix together:
1 cup sucanat (sub brown sugar)
1 tsp. cinnamon
2/3 cup flour {ww pastry}or Kamut
cut in 1/2 cup cold butter until mixture is crumbly.

CRUNCHY TOPPING for 24 muffins:
Mix together:
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sucanat
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
cut in 1/2 cup softened butter with fork or pastry
cutter until crumbly


TYPE OF MUFFIN:
Ingredients to add to mix before baking:


APPLE MUFFINS:
3 cups raw grated apples
1 tsp. gr. cloves
1 cup nuts or raisins

sprinkle with cinnamon and sucanat mixture before baking

APPLESAUCE MUFFINS:
1 cup applesauce omit oil

APRICOT MUFFINS:
1 cup chopped dried apricots

BANANA MUFFINS:
2 mashed bananas
1 cup walnuts, chopped (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

CARROT MUFFINS:
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup raisins
1-1/2 tsp. 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 {try carob}
1/2 cup sucanat
3 cups mini carob 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 MUFFINS:
1 cup chopped dates
1 cup chopped nuts

EGGNOG MUFFINS:
4 tsp. rum extract
2 cups eggnog (omit water from recipe)
before baking, top with mixture of:
2 Tb. sucanat
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

FIG MUFFINS:
2 cups dried chopped figs
1 c. chopped walnuts

FRUIT MUFFINS:
2 cups dried diced fruit

GARDEN FRESH MUFFINS:
1 cup grated carrots
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 tsp. 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

GRAPENUTS MUFFINS:
reduce muffin mix to 4 cups and add:
2-1/2 cups grape nuts
1 tsp. allspice

HAZELNUT MUFFINS:
2 tsp. ground cardamom
2 cups chopped hazelnuts

INCREDIBLE CREAM CHEESE MUFFINS:
combine:
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese
1/2 cup sucanat
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)

LEMON MUFFINS:
omit 1 cup water and replace with 1 cup lemon juice
{haven't tried this, but sounds like too much lemon juice to me.
I would start with 1/2 cup}
use 4 eggs
1/2 cup chopped nuts

MANDARIN MUFFINS:
1 (11oz) can mandarin oranges chopped and
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

OATMEAL MUFFINS:
reduce muffin mix to 4 cups and add:
1 cup oats
use 4 eggs
up to 2 cups raisins or grated apples

ORANGE MUFFINS:
2 cups sour cream or yogurt
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

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA MUFFINS:
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
3 mashed bananas

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY MUFFINS:
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
drop 1 Tb. jam into each muffin before baking.

PEAR MUFFINS:
2 cups fresh or one large can (drained) chopped
pears

PECAN MUFFINS:
2 cups chopped toasted pecans
1 tsp. maple extract

PINEAPPLE CARROT RAISIN MUFFINS:
1 cup grated carrots,
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

PINEAPPLE MACADAMIA MUFFINS:
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 large can crushed pineapple, drained
1 jar (7 oz. or about 1 cup) macadamia nuts,
chopped

PLUM MUFFINS:
2 cups fresh or canned plums, chopped

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 tsp. rum extract
before baking, top with mix of:
2 tsp. sucanat
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

SESAME SEED MUFFINS:
1 cup toasted sesame seeds
before baking, top with mix of:
1/2 cup nuts
4 Tb. sucanat
4 Tb. sesame seeds
2 Tb. flour
1/2 tsp. each cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg

SOUR CREAM MUFFINS:
omit one cup of the water and add:
1 cup sour cream or yogurt
2 cups nuts
2 tsp. grated lemon peel (opt.)

SQUASH MUFFINS:
2 cups mashed squash
1 Tb. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 cup each chopped nuts and raisins

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 or yogurt
2 tsp. lemon peel, grated

WHEAT GERM MUFFINS:
2-2/3 c. wheat germ
use 4 eggs
1/2 cup extra water
before baking, top muffins with mix of:
1/2 c. wheat germ
2 Tb. sucanat

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)

3 comments:

Rete said...

For the topping, what is sucanat, and can something else be substituted for it (if I can't find it in the store)?

momtofivekids said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I used to have a recipe similar to this and after I moved it was lost.

Donna said...

What a wonderful list!

A great time saver!

Great work!