Sweet Muffin Mix
I like to make these muffins often, because although they are a little bit sweet (I like to add lemon or orange zest sometimes)they aren't too sweet; and are very good without anything at all added to them. So, I decided that I needed to make up a mix so that it was faster and easier to prepare them. It really isn't that much time saved; but with a family these days---some days---every minute counts!
TO MAKE THE MUFFIN MIX:
1 1/2 call purpose flour
2 tspbaking powder
1 1/2 tspnon-fat dry milk powder
TO ADD TO THE MIX WHEN YOU MAKE THE MUFFINS:
1/4 cbutter, margarine or butter-flavored shortening, melted
How to Make Sweet Muffin Mix
Label a Zip-Lock bag with the name of the mix, the date that you are packing it, and the instructions showing what to add and how to make it.
- TO MAKE THE MIX:
Sift together or whisk very thoroughly all the dry ingredients. Place them in the Zip-Lock bag that you have prepared. Seal it up tightly.
- INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THE MUFFINS:
In a bowl, combine the egg (lightly beaten) the water and the melted butter. Stir well. Pour mix into a bowl, and make a well in the center.
- Add the wet ingredients and stir JUST UNTIL COMBINED. Fill prepared muffin cups (vegetable spray in paper liners*, or cups of muffin tin) about 3/4 full with batter. If you want slightly higher tops add a little more. You will however get a couple less muffins.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min. or until wooden pick inserted into the middle of a middle muffin comes out clean.
- Allow to sit in the muffin tin for about 5 min. before removing to cooling racks to cool enough to serve.
*NOTE: Spraying the cup liners will enable them to be removed easily, and not take 1/2 the muffin with them!