Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins

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This week we are all about quick (and still healthy) meals!  You can follow us this week on social media (like facebook pinterest, or instagram) by using the hashtag #healthyfastfood.   Our first quick meal idea is to have homemade mixes on hand, like blueberry muffin mix!

Mixes are great because it means you have to have less ingredients in your cupboard to make your kids favorite dishes, your kids can start learning cooking skills, and the cleanup is generally quicker!  We love to make our own mixes like muffin mix or pancake mix so that we can prep a meal in a pinch!

Not only that, mixes are expensive! You pay more for the packaging, the chemicals, and ingredients like corn syrup, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil, artificial flavors, etc.  When you make your own, you can control the cost as well as what goes into it.  Plus, I like to be as self-sufficient as possible, and making our own helps us to feel like we don’t need to send our money to big companies.

Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins. Healthy fast food made easy!

So, lets get started.  The hard part is going to be finding the correct ingredients.  You’ll have everything you need except maybe some powdered eggs and dried blueberries.  If you can find a store that carries food storage supplies, you’ll find your dried eggs and dried blueberries.  Make sure the only ingredient in your product is the eggs and the blueberries themselves- nothing more!  I ended up using freeze dried blueberries, which were not cheap, but turned out great!  If you rather save some money (and they’ll probably taste better) leave out the dried blueberries, and just add fresh or frozen when you go to make your muffins.

Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins. Healthy fast food made easy!

For the mix, stir up all the ingredients listed below. and store in the pantry in an air tight container.

When you are ready for muffins, simply portion out the mix in a muffin tin and add water and oil!   Print the label below for your box!

Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins. Healthy fast food made easy!
Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins. Healthy fast food made easy!

Serve your muffins as part of a balanced breakfast with eggs and juice!

Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins. Healthy fast food made easy!

And BLUEBERRIES! We love them. Blueberries are full of antioxidants and vitamins that are great for kids.

Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins. Healthy fast food made easy!

End notes and alterations:

  • Crumb topping!  If you want to make these really amazing, add a crumb topping with 2 tablespoons flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 2 tablespoons butter.
  • I tried the entire mix without the powdered milk, and just added water when I mixed it up. It turned out fine- the texture didn’t change, but we thought the milk version tasted a little better.
  • Keep out the dried blueberries and add them fresh each time you make them! Then, you truly have a master muffin mix that you can add different fruits for different times of the year!
  • I haven’t tried the mix with mixing all-purposed flour with our whole wheat flour- but I’m 99% positive you can do that and it will still taste great. Let us know if you do!
  • We’ve tried less sugar, and it wasn’t so great.
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Homemade Mixes- Blueberry Muffins

When you make your own tasty blueberry muffin mix, you can control the cost as well as what goes into it.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Muffins, homemade
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

Prep ahead for 60 muffins

  • 9 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup dried/powdered eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 5 – 6 cups dried blueberries

When you are ready to prepare the muffins, for 12 use

  • 2 1/2 cups of the mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil we used coconut oil

Instructions

Prep ahead

  • Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container in the pantry

Baking Muffins

  • Preheat over to 350 degrees F. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray or line with muffin papers.
  • Mix 2 1/2 cups of dry muffin mix with 1/2 cup of water, and 1/3 cup oil like coconut oil. Gently stir together.
  • Fill muffin tin 3/4 full with muffin batter. Bake for 15 minutes, or until centers have cooked through.
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Could you leave out the powdered eggs (I’d prefer to use fresh eggs as we always have them on hand) and just put an egg in with the oil and water?

Trader Joes has nice dried blueberries, if you’re near one of their stores!

Definitely Sharon! Just leave it out, and add 1 egg per 12 muffins. Our Trader Joes is kind of far- but I would love to pick some up next time I’m there!

Amy, love this idea! Would this recipe work by leaving out the powdered milk and just using fresh milk when baking up a batch? I know this makes it less box-muffin-mix-like but I’d like to try it with fresh milk. Any thoughts?

Yes! You could definitely do that Maria! And I kept trying to take things out that I didn’t think people would be able to get, and I had the same thoughts- well, now we just have flour and baking powder, so what kind of “mix” is this! ha ha…
But anyway, I’ve made it without the powdered milk, and it was no big deal!

Mostly, I have all these “master mix” recipes that call for shortening in the mix, so I was trying to avoid that more than any other ingredient.

If you are using fresh milk- leave out the powdered milk altogether- then when you are ready to bake, use 1/2 cup milk, instead of water. Does that make sense?

Thanks for the great recipe! We will be living and sailing aboard our boat with our 3 kids soon, in far off places where fresh supplies are not readily available, I have been experimenting with making my own mixes etc and this one is definitely going to be added to my list!!

I will try this today, my 3 years old is tired of milk and cereal every morning and he is very fussy eater.
I will be baking for first time!
What can I replace coconut oil with? Butter or sunflower oil/spread?
I have tried baking banana bread twice and the outer later burns before the inside is cooked thoroughly. Do you think it’s the temperature problem only or I should try baking on different rack of oven? Sorry I am baking illiterate 🙁

Arpita,
Yes- you can replace with coconut oil! I’m not sure about your inside not getting cooked before the outside, but one thing I do is tent a piece of foil over the bread to stop the top from getting too cooked.

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It is sweeter than most hemp powders because there is less fibre.