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Learn How to Create a Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix

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This Make Ahead Muffin Mix and Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping are both Shelf Stable Pantry Staples. With these healthy mixes on hand, you’ll always be ready to make scrumptious muffins for breakfast or anytime!

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A Versatile Healthy Muffin Mix

You’ll love having this Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix on hand because:

  • The mix contains whole grains, and
  • The mix is so versatile. (You can turn this mix into any type of muffin that you want it to be!)

You can follow a simple process to transform your muffin mix by adding what I like to call “mix-ins.” For 12 muffins, you’ll need one and one-half cups of mix-ins. And what can those mix-ins be? Glad you asked!

Apple, Pumpkin, Banana Nut Mix-Ins

Here are just a few ways you can customize your muffin mix with mix-ins:

  • Apples
    • Would you like to turn your Muffin Mix into Cinnamon Apple Muffins with a Cinnamon Crumb Topping? You can! Just add a cup and half of chopped apples to your batter and a sprinkle of cinnamon to your Make Ahead Crumb Topping.
  • Pumpkin
    • Ready for fall-inspired pumpkin muffins? Just add in a cup and a half of pumpkin puree.
  • Banana Nut
    • Thinking Banana Nut might delicious? Great! Just add a cup of mashed banana to your mix along with a 1/2 cup of chopped nuts.

Be sure to read the printable recipe where I share lots of ideas for mix-ins, but that’s just the beginning. Come up with your own combinations. All you need to remember is to keep your mix-ins to 1 1/2 cups, and your muffins should bake up wonderfully!

Make Sprouted Flour and Grind Your Grain

If you would like to really enhance the nutrition of your Make Ahead Muffin Mix, try to make sprouted flour, and use it in your recipe. This process is easier than it sounds, and I walk you through all the steps in my tutorial video.

And if you want to buy whole grain and then grind your own grain at home for the freshest grain possible, check out my favorite—and affordable—grain mill in my Mockmill unboxing and demonstration video. (And if you want 5% off a Mockmill Grain Grinder, be sure to use my MARYSNEST discount code.)

How to Store Your Make Ahead Mix

When it comes to storing Make Ahead Mixes made from Whole Grain Flours, I recommend using silica gel packs, not oxygen absorbers. In addition to my muffin mix recipe video, you can learn about the difference between oxygen absorbers and silica gel packs in my tutorial video that’s part of my prepper pantry series.

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More Make Ahead Videos

Now that you’ve made your Make Ahead Muffin Mix, be sure to make these other Make Ahead Mixes to stock your Traditional Foods Pantry.

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Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 35 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Yield: 12 muffins
This Make Ahead Muffin Mix and a Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping are Shelf Stable Pantry Staples. With these healthy mixes on hand, you'll always be ready to make scrumptious muffins for breakfast or anytime!

Equipment

  • 1 Quart-Sized jar with lid
  • 12-cup muffin tin

Ingredients

Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix

  • 2 1/2 cups Whole grain flour such as whole wheat flour You can also use white whole wheat, einkorn, or spelt flours or any other whole grain flour.
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour You can use any all-purpose flour, including einkorn all-purpose flour or spelt all-purpose flour.
  • 4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Sucanat or other whole sweetener, ground into a powdered form. (See video.) You can also use other whole sweeteners, such as maple sugar, coconut sugar, or date sugar.

Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping Mix

  • 2 cups Whole grain flour such as whole wheat flour You can also use white whole wheat, einkorn, or spelt flours or any other whole grain flour.
  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour You can use any all-purpose flour, including einkorn all-purpose flour or spelt all-purpose flour.
  • 1 1/2 cups Sucanat or other whole sweetener, ground into a powdered form. (See video.) You can also use other whole sweeteners, such as maple sugar, coconut sugar, or date sugar.
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

To Make Muffins using Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix

  • 1 jar Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Whole milk You can substitute non-dairy milk, such as oat milk or almond milk.
  • 1/2 cup Butter, melted You can use coconut oil or other healthy mild-flavored unprocessed oil.
  • 1/2 cup Full-fat yogurt, plain You can substitute 1/2 cup sour cream.
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup "Mix-ins" See "Recipe Notes" below.

To Make Crumb Topping using Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping Mix

  • 1 jar Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping Mix
  • 1 cup Butter, softened 1 cup of butter equals 2 sticks of butter.

Instructions 

To make Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix

  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl and whisk well until completely mixed.
  • Transfer the mix to a quart-sized jar and put the lid on tightly.
  • You can store this shelf-stable mix in a pantry for up to 6 months.

To make Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping Mix

  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl and whisk well until completely mixed.
  • Transfer the mix to a quart-sized jar and put the lid on tightly.
  • You can store this shelf-stable mix in a pantry for up to 6 months.

How to use Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix to make muffins

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with muffin liners or lightly grease the muffin tin with butter.
  • Pour your jar of the Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix into a large bowl. If your mix-ins contain dry ingredients, such as chopped nuts, raisins, or chocolate chips, add them to the dry ingredients and mix well to combine. You want to make sure that the mix-ins are well coated with the flour. Set aside.
  • In a second bowl, combine the melted butter (or oil if using), milk, yogurt, eggs, and extract. Mix well to blend thoroughly. If your mix-ins include wet ingredients, such as mashed banana, apple sauce, or pumpkin puree, add them to the wet ingredients and mix well to combine.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Fold the mixture gently until the dry ingredients are just moistened. DO NOT OVER MIX! The batter will be lumpy. Fill muffin cups to almost full, leaving a small amount of room for the crumb topping.
  • Add a tablespoon or more of crumb topping to the top of each muffin. (See Crumb Topping instructions below.)
  • Place your filled muffin tin on the middle rack of the preheated oven and bake for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove the muffin tin from the oven and allow the tin to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cool, remove the muffins from the muffin tin. Serve or store the muffins well wrapped in the refrigerator. Muffins will stay fresh refrigerated for 2-3 days.

How to use Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping Mix to make Crumb Topping

  • Pour crumb topping mix into a large bowl and add 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter.
  • With clean hands, two forks, or a pastry cutter, mix the crumb topping mix with butter until it resembles a mixture of fine sand with pebble or pea-sized pieces of crumb topping throughout. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of the muffin batter in the muffin tin as instructed above. Freeze any unused crumb topping. It will stay fresh in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Video

Notes

Mix-Ins: For “mix-ins,” you can add 1  1 /2 cups of your choice of additions.  Options include chopped apples, apple sauce, pumpkin puree, mashed banana, chopped nuts, seeds, small dried fruit (such as raisins, currants, cranberries), chocolate chips, or any combination of these. 
For example, if you want to make apple nut muffins, you could add 1 cup of chopped apples and 1/2 cup of chopped nuts and toss them with your dry Make Ahead Muffin Mix. If you want to use a fruit puree or mashed fruit, you would blend this ingredient with your wet ingredients and then add them to your dry mix to combine.
Adding Spices:  If you want to add spices to your muffins, such as cinnamon, you would add this to your Make Ahead Muffin Mix once you pour it into your mixing bowl.  For example, if you are making apple nut muffins and you want to add cinnamon, you would add 1 teaspoon (or more to taste) of ground cinnamon to your dry muffin mix.
The same process applies to the crumb topping.  If you want to add a spice, such as cinnamon, to your crumb topping, you would add it to the dry crumb topping mix once you pour it into your mixing bowl, but before adding the butter.  You would add 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon (or more to taste) or other spice or spice blend, such as apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice, and mix it well with the other dry ingredients. 
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Course: Quick Breads
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Healthy Make Ahead Crumb Topping, Healthy Make Ahead Muffin Mix, Make Ahead Crumb Topping, Make Ahead Muffin Mix, Muffins
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  1. Mom's rasoi says:

    5 stars
    Can you show me the process of making or mix of dry mix of muffins

    1. Mary's Nest says:

      I walk you through the steps in the recipe which is at the bottom of the blog post. Hope this helps. Love, Mary

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