Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Master Mix For Muffins

So sorry for the long space in between posts here.  I had a wee bit of a bad spell but after a gazzillian tests I finally did get a diagnosis. Dx. 1:  Fibromyalgia.   Dx. 2: Hashimoto Disease.  Several of the symptoms over lap so it's sort of a double whammy.  Hashimoto Disease is an autoimmune disease, no cure but there is treatment.  The Fibro, well I guess I will just have to suck up the pain since I can not take NSAIDS because of the Lap Band.   Tramadol did help but after a couple weeks I had a pretty nasty reaction to it so that's the end of that. I take a conservative amount of Morphine Sulfate & Oxycodone  twice a day for back pain but Opioids do not address  Fibro pain. *sigh*.  Anyways....

Here is an awesome, frugal,  time saving (for those of us who do daily battle with fatigue) recipe.

Master Mix For Muffins

Makes enough for about 6 muffin recipes.

12 cups flour
4 T. baking powder
1 T. baking soda
2 tsp. salt
4 1/2 cups sugar

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt, mixing throughly with a wire whisk, making sure to break up any flour lumps.  Add sugar & continue to mix throughly until evenly combined.

Store mix in a tightly covered container in a cool, dry place ( I use an old huge, restaurant sized pickle jar).

Before using, be sure to give the Master Mix a good stir as ingredients of different particle size & weight may settle at different levels over time.  The Master Mix will keep for 3-4 months.

Here are a couple examples of muffins made with the Master Mix:


2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
2 cups of Master Mix
1 cup yellow cornmeal

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large mixing bowel, mix eggs, buttermilk, veg. oil & honey until throughly combined.

Add Master Mix & cornmeal & stir until just combined

Spoon Batter into greased or paper lined muffin cups. Bake for 16-20 min or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.


1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 cup grated zucchini
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup milk
2 3/4 cups Master Mix

I have quit a few recipes that are made with this Master Mix.  A few examples:

Lemon Poppy
Banana Nut
Carrot Spice
Coconut Chocolate Chip
Blueberry-Oatmeal Crunch
....and many more

Just ask & I will happy to post it if I have it.


  1. Hmmm, I am taking Tramadol for back pain. I was given a nasty medicine for the swelling in my calf caused by a nerve pressing on something because I have L5 herniated disc or something to that effect. It made me so nauseated and dizzy, plus I wanted to sleep about 18 hours a day. NO WAY! I just quit taking it. I hate pain but that is better than meds! Tonight, my post will be about my fun tests, among other things. I just have not posted yet. Great looking recipe.

  2. living on foodstamps can be hard, but i could eat these muffins alll the time.
    ~ Moms Couponing Madness

  3. When I noticed your absence, I was praying that something like that didnt happen! I hope you feel better soon! And those muffins sound great.

  4. Thank you guys so much for your comments, I am starting to feel a bit better, less pain but the fatigue has been overwhelming. Hope to be back soon digging for more frugal treasures! xox


  5. glad to hear you're on the mend. thanks for this post...don't know why I keep forgetting how quick and easy muffins are to make!