Snickerdoodle Muffins (Muffadoodles)
Gift giving allows individuals to connect with one another. Gift giving is a year-round tradition that provides joy for the giver and the recipient. Spread the joy 365 days a year with a simple, thoughtful and homemade Quick Bread Mix. Give it as a birthday, anniversary, thank you or holiday gift.
Here are some ways to give the mix:
• In a May Day basket
• In Easter baskets as an activity that gets adults and children baking in the kitchen together
• As a random act of kindness to your neighbor, friend, co-worker or family
• As a way for people to connect with one another by sharing their baked good with others
Create your own recipe or use the following recipes for an easy, thoughtful and homemade gift idea. Place all dry ingredients in a jar and unleash your creative side when decorating the jar. Be sure to include a “use by” date on the recipe you include with the jar.
For best quality, the mix should be used within about six months of when you assembled it, so write the use by date on the recipe for six months in the future.
To use the mix, simply place the contents of the jar into a mixing bowl and combine with additional ingredients indicated on the recipe, then bake in an oven-safe bread loaf pan or muffin tins. These mixes should not be baked in the glass jar.
1 c. sugar
¾ tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp. baking powder
¾ tsp. cream of tartar
¾ tsp. ground nutmeg
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
1 ½ c. all-purpose white flour
¾ c. whole-wheat flour
Muffin topping – 5 tsp. additional sugar and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon mixed together to sprinkle on top of muffins (½ tsp. per muffin), wrapped separately in jar
1 jar Snickerdoodle Muffin mix
1 c. (2 sticks) margarine
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1¼ c. Greek yogurt (plain, nonfat)
In a clean quart-sized jar, layer all ingredients except the 5 tsp. additional sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Place additional sugar cinnamon mixture in a small plastic bag and place on top of other ingredients. Cover the jar tightly with a lid, decorate and attach a copy of the recipe.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine wet ingredients (margarine, Greek yogurt, eggs and vanilla) in one bowl. Combine dry ingredients (sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cream of tartar, ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, all-purpose white flour and whole-wheat flour) in a separate bowl. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until dry ingredients are well mixed. Make sure not to overmix muffins; the batter may be lumpy. Scoop muffin batter into muffin tins until the batter fills roughly three-fourths of the muffin tin. Stir together additional sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle ½ tsp. on each muffin. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until they are golden brown. Enjoy!