Christmas Muffin Mix in a Jar

30 Sep

A festive treat to give or receive

I found this at the BBC Good Food website and thought it looked great.

From the BBC Good Food website

From the BBC Good Food website


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 100g pecans or walnuts
  • 140g tropical dried fruits medley
  • 100g light muscovado sugar


Serves 12

Prep 15 minsCook 20 mins



  1. Layer all the ingredients in a 1 litre glass or plastic preserving jar in the order the ingredients are listed.
  2. Write the following method on a gift label: ‘Tip the contents of the jar into a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the centre and add 2 beaten eggs, 300ml/½pt milk and 100g/4oz melted butter. Mix quickly and lightly to a soft batter. Divide between 12 muffin cases. Bake at 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 for 18-20 mins. Use within 4 weeks.’ Attach the label and a wooden spoon to the top of the jar with some raffia or coloured ribbon.
Adapt the flavour

The spices and dried fruit for this mix can be adapted to suit the recipient’s taste.


Look out for attractive clear jars – either glass or plastic – to show off the layers of the muffin mix.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, Vegetarian Christmas 2006.


Original post here: Christmas Muffin Mix in a jar


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