An easy shortcut to help speed up the baking process is to dress up a convenient muffin mix. You can create your own signature muffins to fit your family’s tastes by simply throwing in a variety of compatible ingredients. Feel free to add anything to the basic batter that does not contain a lot of moisture.
I’m thrilled we have so many options for grains, dried fruits and nuts these days. I remember the great natural food revolution of the 1950’s and 60’s! It was the beginning of current food trends and responsible for the availability of many natural foods.
Martha White® offers several muffin flavors that blend well with grains, dried fruits and nuts. The Honey Bran, Apple Cinnamon Flavored, Apple Cider Flavored, Banana Nut Flavored and Sweet Potato muffin mixes all lend themselves to the addition of these natural ingredients.
If you like bran, Loaded Honey Bran is a great recipe for you. Full of wheat germ, seeds and dried fruit, this is a good recipe to tailor to your own taste. Oatmeal is another wonderful ingredient for imparting natural flavor and texture. Oatmeal Applesauce Muffins may be made with either of the apple flavored muffin mixes. Or, if you like to make muffins from scratch, Homemade Oat and Apricot Muffins are delicious.
Do you have any great ideas for adding natural flavor to your baking? If so, I would love to hear from you!