Christmas muffin mix

Christmas muffin mix

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 12
A festive treat to give or receive

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian


  • kcal-
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  • saturates-
  • carbs-
  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
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  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
    Baking powder

    Baking powder

    bay-king pow-dah

    Baking powder is a raising agent that is commonly used in cake-making. It is made from an alkali…

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 100g pecan or walnuts
    Pecan nuts



    Related to the walnut, pecans are native to America, and grow enclosed in a glossy, browny-red…

  • 140g tropical dried fruit medley
  • 100g light muscovado sugar


  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.

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18th May, 2011
No muffin trays available - mix made 3 doz cupcakes though - oh dear!!! Will have to try the frosting idea.
24th Feb, 2011
Made these for Christmas presents and was very well received. All said made more than was stated.
22nd Dec, 2010
2nd Dec, 2010
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!
2nd Dec, 2010
I made up the jars as gifts for my friends last Christmas and they loved them, got great reports back on the muffins too.
28th Nov, 2010
Could anyone tell me what size of Kilner Jar they used for these please? Thank you Alice
25th Nov, 2010
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.
25th Nov, 2010
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.
22nd Nov, 2010
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.
22nd Nov, 2010
I made these and was disapointed, they were not very sweet and lacked depth of flavour - please help and advise


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