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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  • 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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14th Nov, 2010
i found dried tropical fruit mix with no banana in tesco, it's called island mix
27th Oct, 2010
Where do i get the dried tropical fruit medely from i can only find one with the dried banana chips in,is that right?
11th Sep, 2010
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!).
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29th Aug, 2010
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!
21st Dec, 2009
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
22nd Nov, 2009
oops i just logged in and think i just commented on the wrong recipe
22nd Nov, 2009
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.
6th Nov, 2009
How big are these jars exactly? 1 litre seems huge!
5th Nov, 2009
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.
4th Nov, 2009
I found the jars, small wooden spoons and raffia in The Range at very reasonable prices.


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