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Gaevren 
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Subject: Doctoring my muffin mixes
I like making things from scratch (cookies, bread, pie crust, etc) but one thing I've never made from scratch is muffins.

It's not because I've never found a good homemade muffin recipe, or anything like that. It's just that I like the mixes I grew up on, and they are nice and easy to prepare in the mornings, especially when I'm in a hurry (always!)

But I don't like the fact that they're really short on some nutritional stuff, like fiber, unless you buy the super-expensive Fiber One brand (I won't- holy crap @ those prices). I've successfully doctored my pancake mixes, so I decided to try doctoring my muffin mixes too.

I gathered together my muffin mixes (three different types) and my "doctoring" stuffage (unprocessed wheat bran- I like Hodgson's Mill, and a bottle of wheat germ) and went to town.

Each of the mixes asked for a certain amount of liquid (from a halfcup to one whole cup, depending on the size of the mix pouch/box). What I did was I added that much wheat bran, and half as much wheat germ, to the dry mix before adding liquid. So for the small pouch that needs half a cup of milk, I stirred in half a cup of wheat bran and 1/4 cup wheat germ before adding the milk. I had to add just a small splash more milk, but just barely. I did the same with the other mixes, and then I fed the muffins to my guinea pigs (aka the husband and kids...and me too).

Delicious! Everyone wolfed them down, no one could tell a difference...not even me, and I knew what was going on.

So more fiber and more vitamins and such, and still the same amount of convenience. Yummy!

 

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Subject: Doctoring my muffin mixes
thats a pretty good idea

did it make them taste more....morrrrreee...nutty like in flavor?

were they heavier? denser?

 

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I add chocolate chips. To everything. Everything.

drooling

 

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Gaevren 
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Mmmmmm chocolate chips love

I didn't notice a taste difference at all, Foxy, but that doesn't mean someone else wouldn't notice. The muffins were just a *touch* denser, but they weren't bricks by any means.

 

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Excellent idea, Gaevren!

 

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awesome, i will try that w/ the next batch

 

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Subject: Doctoring my muffin mixes
I take about 2 parts of yellow cake mix and 1 part of butter (unmelted). Mix them together until crumbly and sprinkle on top. It gives a nice texture & slight crunch on top.

 

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Grumble69 posted:
I take about 2 parts of yellow cake mix and 1 part of butter (unmelted). Mix them together until crumbly and sprinkle on top. It gives a nice texture & slight crunch on top.


that sounds good, will give it a try

 

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I've found that if you add a tad more liquid to ANY muffin mix, you can prepare them as if you were making pancakes. Everyone I've ever made them for loves them.

 

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