Christmas muffin mix

Christmas muffin mix

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 12

A festive treat to give or receive

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
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protein
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carbs
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fat
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 100g pecans or walnuts
  • 140g tropical dried fruits medley
  • 100g light muscovado sugar

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Method

  1. Layer all the ingredients in a 1 litre glass or plastic preserving jar in the order the ingredients are listed.
  2. Write the following method on a gift label: ‘Tip the contents of the jar into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add 2 beaten eggs, 300ml/½pt milk and 100g/4oz melted butter. Mix quickly and lightly to a soft batter. Divide between 12 muffin cases. Bake at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 for 18-20 mins. Use within 4 weeks.’ Attach the label and a wooden spoon to the top of the jar with some raffia or coloured ribbon.

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas magazine, December 2006

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jenniferpodmore's picture
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No muffin trays available - mix made 3 doz cupcakes though - oh dear!!!

Will have to try the frosting idea.

julie176's picture
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Made these for Christmas presents and was very well received. All said made more than was stated.

569gregoire's picture
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traceybruch's picture
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I saw someone at a Country fayre selling 'cookie jars'. They were £9.00 for 1/2 litre. I actually considered purchasing these. So glad I spotted this instead. My Jars are now all made up and ready to be delivered to friends. 6 jars complete with contents cost me just over a tenner. What a winner!

squishyfishy's picture
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I made up the jars as gifts for my friends last Christmas and they loved them, got great reports back on the muffins too.

alicemcveigh's picture

Could anyone tell me what size of Kilner Jar they used for these please?

Thank you
Alice

androullafitz's picture
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Made these this evening. Very easy. not only did they smell amazing but they were so, so tasty. Warm spice mix with mixed fruit. Could not find tropical. I also used 50grams of walnuts instead of 100grams. Was not too sure if my 5year old twins would struggle with too many walnuts. Will make these christmas morning whilst we open presents.

jogazelleark's picture

made some jars up and then went ahead to make a batch myself. When children came in they said "it smells christmassy in here." The muffins went down well. i used the island mix from tesco, thanks to the earlier comment. It is in the wholefood section. Confident to give these as gifts this year.

tinamc1976's picture
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This brilliant - I make this year after year for presents, school fair etc. Just make sure you put the ingredients list on the back of the label for allergy issues.

claire_moser's picture

I made these and was disapointed, they were not very sweet and lacked depth of flavour - please help and advise

lauramints's picture

i found dried tropical fruit mix with no banana in tesco, it's called island mix

figgypudding's picture

Where do i get the dried tropical fruit medely from i can only find one with the dried banana chips in,is that right?

mich_mkp's picture
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I made this as a secret santa gift for a fellow baker at work. She loved it, and made the muffins on Christmas morning. (Only trouble was it wasn't such a "secret" Santa gift - she knew straight away it was from me!).

jenniferv's picture
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Hey, love this idea! I've managed to buy lovely glass 1 litre jars from Asda for £1 each - I know its a bit early to start thinking of Christmas, but at that price, I thought it was worth it!

tikimuppet's picture
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I made these today, they're soooo yummy and people keep stealing them.
If I made them again I would add a little more of the spices

moominsrgr8's picture

oops i just logged in and think i just commented on the wrong recipe

ismaytyrie's picture
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Made these as christmas gifts last year and will do the same this year. Everyone i gave them to thought they were really good. May change some ingredients to suit the person.

susanz's picture

How big are these jars exactly? 1 litre seems huge!

kirumm's picture
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Loved the idea of giving the dry ingredients as a gift for christmas but thought I'd try making the muffins first. Total thumbs up from this family. Personally I would add a bit more of the cinnamon and mixed spice, but still lovely. Might try them again with a bit of apple as well. Definately favourite for us though.

gourmetgirlcook's picture

I found the jars, small wooden spoons and raffia in The Range at very reasonable prices.

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