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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gourmetgirlcook's picture

P.S I could not get tropical fruit mix so I used normal mixed fruit and added dried cranberries to make them ideal for christmas.

gourmetgirlcook's picture

I made about 8 of these to give as gifts. I made them first to try them and they were delicious. They make a great gift and everyone loved them, they even sent me picture texts when they had made them! Great idea, I will use it again this year.

ridgewood's picture
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What a great idea, excellent xmas gifts for children to make and give as special personal pressies. excellent way to get none bakers cooking.

lesley1142's picture
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Just made these muffins. Great recipe, they turned out so good they looked shop bought! The mixture I found made far too much for 12 muffin cases (I had enough to fill an additional 10 mini muffin cases and 2 small ramekins!). I used a mixture of pecan and walnuts and added ground ginger (I had no all spice) and they were fine. I think next time however, I would reduce ingredients by half to fill 12 cases.

gervais's picture

Havent made the recipe but have given this as a gift and it was loved.Will do this again but change the ingredients to suit the person to whom it is being given.

louisehowe's picture
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My son made these jars up for his teachers as gifts this Christmas. They went down a storm.

mandyabelllaitalia's picture

I made hampers as christmas presents and i put a jar of muffin mix (ikea jars are fantastic for this) and a jar of apple and cranberry chutney in. everybody loved them, they looked really festive, in fact i put a layer of dried cranberries in as well and just put less mixed fruit.

clairesmith58's picture

I love this idea. I too got the jars from Ikea and I found some smallish wooden spoons in Tesco that are a good size against the jars. I'm making these for hampers but one of the recipients has a nut allergy - can anyone suggest a subsititute for the nuts in this recipe?

fkwool's picture
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just about to make this batch for the school xmas fayre - they went down a storm last year. Look really good and the feedback from the people who won and made the muffins was great!! Thanks goodfood.

cdb1970's picture
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I thought Glenys' idea to give them as raffle prizes was great so have done just that for my kids' school Christmas Fayre next weekend (for the 'jam jar' stall) - took them to school this morning with some mini muffins I made as samples... I am not sure they will last until the Fayre as teachers said they should have first 'dibs' on buying them and want the full recipe!

rhonaferguson's picture
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forgot to rate this fab recipe! Def 5/5

rhonaferguson's picture
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I found kilner type jars like those in the picture above in ikea, and they were only £1.49 each. I couldnt find the mini wooden spoons though, so i tied two cinnamon sticks to each jar and it looked just as good, and the smell was great too!

nennepus's picture

Hi Harriet!
I think you can find these several places... Lakeland springs to mind or I would try pound stores or stores like Woolworths - or even charity shops to find old fashion jam jars... Cook shops and larger supermarkets could probably help you too!

harrietaustin's picture

Does anyone know where I can get the glass jars and mini woodern spoons from?

sookylurve's picture
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Really super muffins! I came over all christmassy making them. I bought all the bits to make the jars off ebay really cheap and will have fun making them.

jenxxx258's picture
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we all loved this recipe....particularly tasty eaten warm split and with butter ...YUM!!!

sdgcd01's picture
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NICE ONE - MADE INTO 24 MINI MUFFINS
SO EASY SO TASTY, WOULD DEFINATELY MAKE AGAIN.

jooshea's picture
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These tasted lovely and so easy to make. Just had to test them before giving the jars to friends!!!

glenystalbot's picture
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Fantastic muffin recipe - a real taste of christmas and the tropical fruits give it a really different slant. Will definately make these again over the coming festive weeks!!!!

fkwool's picture
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Haven't actually made the muffins - but have put together the jars layered with the ingredients and spoon as raffle prizes for school xmas fayre - they went down a storm. Will definitely do again next year!!!

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