What’s in Your Pantry for Summer?

It is such a comforting feeling to know there are ingredients in the pantry for recipes you can make in the spur of the moment. Especially in the summer when the neighborhood kids gather at your house or when unexpected guests drop by.

Here are four recipes that each use a Martha White® fruit-flavored muffin mix and require very few additional ingredients, assuming you have the basics: butter, milk, eggs, white and brown sugars. The only other essential ingredient you need is sour cream. Adding sour cream to the batter imparts a rich flavor and moist texture.

If all you can find in your pantry is a muffin mix, the basic ingredients and sour cream, you can still make all these recipes work.

The Strawberry-Vanilla Streusel Coffeecake requires the basic ingredients and sour cream. The same concept is true with Strawberry and Almond Cream Muffins with the exception of almond flavoring and almonds. You may substitute with a different flavoring and nut if you prefer or leave them out entirely.


Blueberry Crumb Coffeecake Loaf calls for lemon juice and lemon peel, but this can also be optional. Lastly, the Gluten Free* Blueberry Muffin Tops recipe includes a spread made with cream cheese, orange or lemon juice and orange peel. If you don’t have these ingredients, serve them with butter or use butter to make the spread.


Stock up on muffin mixes and relax!

I’d love to hear what you make from your pantry!

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient label, as products may vary.  If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.

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