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


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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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23rd Nov, 2013
Made two of these for relatives christmas presents. Hoping they taste good but if they don't they definatly look amazing. I would be happy to recieve one as a gift!
18th May, 2013
I just love these ideas and first saw them on the kindle book gifts and crafts section.
2nd Jan, 2013
These are so easy to prepare and make, and as one friend said, even smell like Christmas!
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12th Dec, 2012
Made these a couple of days ago and they went down a storm! I only had 50g walnuts to hand so added 50g chopped nuts. Also only had 100g tropical fruit so added 40g dried cranberries. Easy to make, a very nice twist on a regular spiced fruit muffin.
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11th Dec, 2012
Really fab gift! :)
3rd Dec, 2012
Made these muffins to test out before making the jars up for gifts. I agree with other reviewers that the smell was lovely and Christmassy but was disappointed with the results. The mixture made 14 muffins but they were a bit tasteless and doughy. I will be looking for an alternative for edible Christmas gifts, which is a shame as the jars look great in the picture.
10th Jan, 2012
Everyone loved this gift :)
30th Dec, 2011
I made these up as Christmas presents after trying out the muffins myself; they were delicious! The 1 litre kilner jars from Ikea are cheap, and the mix fits in perfectly. Instead of 140g tropical fruits, I weighed 100g (from Holland and Barrett) and topped up with 40g of dried cranberries which added more colour and was Christmassy. The finished jars looked great!
21st Dec, 2011
I've done these 2 years on the trot now as teacher prezzies - they're brilliant as the kids can make them up themselves and personalise the labels. They were well received and apparently very tasty! I got the jars from Asda - £1.40 each, much cheaper than Lakeland.
19th Dec, 2011
I made the muffins and they are great. I would like to give jars as gift as well, but the ingredients are too much for a 1 liter jar. First I put less dried fruits, next time I made two smaller jars (one for floor, spices and sugar and another for the walnut and fruits).


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