Friday, February 21, 2014

{Gift Idea} Muffin Mix in a Jar

Jana here with a fun gift idea that you can make for the people in your life who enjoy muffins!  My Mom had a birthday recently, and I gave her this Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins mix in a jar, along with a silicone muffin tray. If you've never used silicone bakeware, you should give it a try!  I own a silicone muffin tray as well, and love baking with it. The muffins don't ever stick, and it is SO much easier to wash after you have baked with it!  (compared to a traditional metal muffin tin)  There are so many options you can do if you'd like to make a gift in a jar!  If you'd like additional ideas, there are many on Pinterest. I found inspiration for this recipe at a blog called Ambitious and Nutritious.  I encourage you to make a muffin mix in a jar, and think of someone you can bless it with!  Make sure to include the ingredient list, and baking instructions along with the jar.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins (Mix in a Jar)
`Makes 6-8 muffins

`Dry Ingredients for Jar:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup oats (old fashioned or quick cooking)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash salt
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

(layer ingredients in a pint/16 ounce mason jar)

Ingredients to Add to Mix:
1 large egg
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/3 cup milk, plus a splash more
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Empty contents of jar into a bowl, and mix to combine.  In a separate bowl, combine 'wet' ingredients, stirring to combine. Add wet ingredients into dry, and stir until combined.

2. Spoon batter into greased muffin cups, about 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


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