December 4, 2012

"Gourmet" Muffins from a $0.50 Mix

I am a bit embarrassed to confess this, but there are moments when I 
feel like I just don't have time to even cream butter and sugar together....

The pace of this season in my life feels a little frantic, so making an array
of home-baked good feels like an unreachable goal, but my kids love
sweets and treats.

The other night, I looked in my fridge and saw half of a bag of cranberries
left over and I remembered that I had one of those $0.50 blueberry muffin mixes.

Now, on their own, the muffin mixes can be gross, but with a few "extra" ingredients, I realized that I can make "gourmet" muffins!

Take 1 package of your dry muffin mix....

1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk (this was an original ingredient from the package)
1 egg
1/3-1/2 cup flour
1/2 bag of cranberries
sugar for sprinking

I just mixed in all the extras but the cranberries.  Add enough flour to
make a thick, almost paste-like consistency.

Add in the cranberries and spoon into muffin papers.

I then like to sprinkle about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of sugar over the top of the muffins.

Bake at 425 degrees about 15-18 minutes, just until the tops are brown.

You'll end up with "homemade" muffins in no time.......and no creaming involved!!

Do you have any creative "shortcuts"??


Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Girl .. I will be making those !!!! love it ..thanks for sharing this ...Have a blessed week

Aimee - said...

What a great idea! I love your mantel, too!!! I hope you're doing really well!!! XO, Aimee

Lindsey Domer said...

These look amazing!!! And your photos make me want to just reach into my computer and grab one...

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