What’s in Your Pantry?

The previous “What’s in your Pantry?” series has primarily focused on convenience products like Martha White® Muffin Mixes.  Keep these mixes readily available for a quick breakfast, after school snack or a last minute dessert. This month I thought it would be a good time to make some suggestions for the holiday scratch bakers.

The good news is that you probably already have everything you need for many of these recipes. Some require very few ingredients in addition to Martha White® Flour or Martha White® Corn Meal.  Sugar and dairy products like butter and sour cream are usually a baker’s household staple. I am often amazed at how many delicious recipes can be made with minimal ingredients and a few others like vanilla extract, spices and some nuts.

Pound cakes are one of the best examples of a recipe that uses only a few ingredients. The pound cake name comes from the original recipe which was made with a pound of butter, a pound of sugar, a pound of eggs and a pound of flour.  The buttery sugar cookie recipe uses virtually the same ingredients as the original pound cake.

brown sugar pound cake

Pound cake recipes have been enhanced over the years and one of my husband’s favorites is a Brown Sugar Pound Cake. It’s made with brown sugar and features a caramel glaze, but you probably have everything you need.  This is a great recipe to have on hand during the holidays because it stores well and serves at least 20.

Another favorite Martha White® recipe of mine is the “Go To” Southern Corn Meal Cookies. Simple and delicious! The dough makes wonderful little tart shells that you can fill with various types of fillings.

go to cookies

What’s in Your Pantry?

At the drop of a hat, could you find the ingredients to make a quick breakfast or snack for your family or an unexpected guest? Many of you probably could, but would you like a few new ideas?

I’m assuming milk is a staple in your house and you have access to bananas, you can create a variety of quick treats with the addition of Martha White® Muffin Mixes and a jar of chocolate hazelnut spread.

The recipe for Martha White® Banana Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins requires only a few ingredients. Mix-up a package of Martha White® Banana Nut Flavored Muffin Mix, remove 1/2 cup of the batter and stir in some chocolate hazelnut spread. Layer the batters into muffin cups and bake. The two batters create an interesting layered effect and great taste. Chocolate Chip Flavored Muffin Mix or Strawberry Flavored Muffin Mix can also be used to create other interesting flavor combinations. Substitute peanut butter for hazelnut spread and enjoy a wonderful outcome when mixed with the Banana Nut Flavored Muffin Mix.

banana chocolate hazlenut muffins

For a quick breakfast treat that can be eaten around the table or on-the-go, try Martha White® Strawberry Banana Pancake Wraps with Chocolate Hazelnut Spread. The pancakes are easy to make and may be made in advance. Place a thin layer of chocolate hazelnut spread on the pancakes, roll-up around a banana and you’re ready to go!

strawberry banana pancake wraps with choc hazlenut spread

What’s in Your Pantry?

We are continuing our “What’s in Your Pantry?” series with fun summer treats. If you love the feeling of being ready to bake up a quick snack for your family or unexpected guests, look below for the perfect recipes. Keeping an assortment of Martha White® Muffin Mixes on hand guarantees you can make a quick treat anytime with the addition of a few ingredients.

Start with the basics like butter, milk, eggs and sugars and add these ingredients to make some fun peanut butter and jelly treats.

  • Martha White Strawberry Flavored Muffin Mix
  • Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter Morsels
  • Smucker’s® Strawberry Jam or Jelly
  • Cream cheese

With these ingredients, you’ll be able to make Quick and Easy PB&J Muffins – the kids will enjoy helping with this one. Add peanut butter morsels to the muffin mix batter, fill the muffin cups about half full, add a spoonful of jam or jelly and top with additional batter. Bake, cool and spread with peanut butter.

You can take the same ingredients and make a delectable PB&J Cheesecake. The crust is made with peanut butter morsel studded muffin mix. Bake, cool and spread with jam. Lastly, pour a peanut butter flavored cheesecake filling over the crust and bake. Everyone will be so impressed!

Jif and Smucker’s are trademarks of The J. M. Smucker Company.

NEW Blog Series: What’s In Your Pantry?

I’m excited to tell you about some helpful tips to help you in your kitchen. We have a new series called “What’s in Your Pantry?”

We know no matter how good a meal planner and how good a shopper you are, sometimes you need a last-minute dessert, quick after-school snack or a homemade goodie for unexpected company. We want to show you what you need to have in your pantry to make delicious quick-and-easy snacks and desserts.

Now we’re assuming that you’ll have some kitchen basics like sugar, milk, butter and eggs. But it’s always nice to have an assortment of Martha White® Muffin Mixes on hand, too. They’re a convenient shortcut to a number of delicious recipes.

For fall recipes, stock up on this Martha White Apple Cider Flavored Muffin Mix or Apple Cinnamon Flavored Muffin Mix, and have apples and caramel topping on hand. These key ingredients will help you make:

Caramel Apple Muffins
Caramel Apple Muffins
Apple Cider Upside-Down Cupcakes
Apple Cider Upside-Down Cupcakes
Dulce de Leche Swirl Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Swirl Cheesecake

Check back to see more recipes using fall ingredients from your pantry and check out our video series, too.

And we want to hear how your dishes turn out. Reach out to us on the Martha White Facebook page or tweet us using these hashtags: #SouthernPantry #MarthaWhite