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Muffin mix in a jar

5 May

how-to-make-muffin-mix  Muffin Mix in a Jar

  Another super gift idea for any baker or reluctant baker.

  This coudl be gifted as it is or combined with a wooden spoon, baking
trayand or muffin cases.

  Recipe for the mix from GoodToKnow.co.uk – original post


  • 400g self-raising flour
  • 275g soft brown sugar
  • 40g cocoa
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 100g chocolate chunks


  • 1l sterilised Kilner jar
  • Ribbon, to decorate


  1. Stir the baking powder into the self-raising flour and sieve to remove any lumps. Using a wooden spoon, carefully pour the flour into the bottom of the kilner jar. The flour needs to be tightly packed down in the bottom of the jar. To do this, hold the jar a few inches above your work surface and tap down onto the surface. Use the end of a rolling pin to pack the flour down even more tightly.
  2. Add the cocoa powder and use the end of your rolling pin to pack the layer of sugar down tightly.
  3. Add the soft brown sugar. You may find it easier to pour it in from a measuring jug. Use the end of your rolling pin to pack the layer of sugar down tightly.
  4. Add enough chocolate chunks to fill the jar right to the top. Replace the lid and seal and finish by tying a ribbon around the top of the jar.
  5. To turn this Christmas cookie mix into chocolate muffins, click here for our speedy chocolate muffins recipe and method. For the wet ingredients specified you will need 280ml milk, 3 large eggs, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 160ml olive oil.

By Katy Salter – goodtoknow Recipes editor. Kilner jar available from Lakeland; ribbon from John Lewis.

GoodToKnow.co.uk: “We’ve turned our speedy chocolate muffin recipe, goodtoknow’s most popular recipe of all time, into a muffin mix that makes the perfect homemade present for friends or family…”

Write the recipe for the Christmas muffin mix on a large luggage tag or sticker and stick it on the jar, so the recipient knows how to turn the dry mix into delicious chocolate muffins!