Homemade Muffin Mix Recipe

Homemade Muffin Mix Recipe

Ingredients

8 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup sugar

1/3 cup baking powder

1 tablespoon salt

1 cup shortening

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:

1 egg

1 cup milk

FOR CHEDDAR MUFFINS:

3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 cup crumbled cooked Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon

2 tablespoons minced chives

FOR CINNAMON-RAISIN MUFFINS:

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

How to make it

In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place or in the freezer for up to 6 months. Yield: 4 batches (10 cups).

To prepare plain muffins: Place 2-1/2 cups muffin mix in a bowl. Whisk egg and milk; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

To prepare cheddar muffins: In a bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups muffin mix, cheese, bacon and chives. Whisk egg and milk; stir into cheese mixture just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.

To prepare cinnamon-raisin muffins: In a bowl, combine 2-1/2 cups muffin mix, raisins and cinnamon. Whisk egg and milk; stir into raisin mixture just until moistened. Fill muffin cups and bake as directed for plain muffins.
Yield: 1 dozen per batch.