How To Pimp Muffin Mix (my Walnut BSI entry)

For this week’s Blogger Secret Ingredient, Amy @ Coffee Talk chose WALNUTS! A perfectly wintery ingredient – I knew just what to do with them… Muffin mix may be a bit of a cop out, but with the right alterations you can get some awesome baked goodies.

How To Pimp Muffin Mix

Step 1:  Buy muffin mix at local supermarket.  Sales are good.  Mine was $2 for this box of Fiber One Banana Nut mix.

Step 2:  Pick your mixins.  I like to pick 1 each from 2 categories: nuts and fruit.

Good fruits:

  • apples, pears, bananas, peaches, etc…

Good nuts:

  • WALNUTS, peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc…

Step 3:  Chop the fruit (2 pieces – I used 2 apples) in little bits.  Dump into a bowl.

Step 4:  Take about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of walnuts (depending on how nutty you want the muffins – I don’t use that many) and crumble them up.  Dump this in with the fruit.

Step 5:  Add the mix and follow their instructions, but increase the oven temp by 25F because of the fruit.  (Adding eggs, water, oil, etc…)

Step 6:  Spoon muffin mix into muffin tins.  I like to use a measuring cup for ease (1/4 cup size).  I pour in heaping 1/4 cups.

Step 7:  Top with more walnuts!  But be careful that they don’t get burned, which mine did.  Use a very low rack in the oven.

Step 8: Bake!

Step 9:  Lick the bowl.

Step 10:  Eat lots of muffins.

This recipe made 16 muffins (the original box was only supposed to make 12, but the apples bulked them up!).  The walnuts on top and in the batter made these incredibly delicious.  We’ve been eating them all day.

What’s your favorite pre-prepared food?  The only ones I ever really make are baked mixes, like for muffins or cornbread.

11 Comments on How To Pimp Muffin Mix (my Walnut BSI entry)

  1. Lindsay
    30 November, 2008 at 4:45 pm (8 years ago)

    LOL – love the title for this recipe 🙂

    great idea!

  2. K
    30 November, 2008 at 5:00 pm (8 years ago)

    Haha you sure did pimp your muffins! They sound delish!

  3. VeggieGirl
    30 November, 2008 at 5:01 pm (8 years ago)

    Fabulous, fabulous, FABULOUS!!!

    Favorite pre-prepared food = Sunshine burgers.

  4. Erin
    30 November, 2008 at 6:06 pm (8 years ago)


  5. Pearl
    30 November, 2008 at 6:20 pm (8 years ago)

    HAHAHAH erin’s comment just cracked me up

  6. Michelle
    30 November, 2008 at 6:35 pm (8 years ago)

    Haha, I love the title of this post! Awesome muffins!!!!

  7. Sharon
    30 November, 2008 at 6:49 pm (8 years ago)

    Love your submission – the added visual through the process is awesome! And 2 dollars?! GREAT FIND!

  8. coco
    30 November, 2008 at 6:54 pm (8 years ago)

    hahhha…..Erin’s comment is so fun!
    agree with all, love the title, love the pimp muffin!

  9. Kristie
    30 November, 2008 at 7:04 pm (8 years ago)

    Those DO sound awesome. And so simple! I’ve never thought of adding fruit to muffin mix really… DUH. Apples would be awesome. MUST try. Especially with walnuts.

  10. Melissa S.
    30 November, 2008 at 7:32 pm (8 years ago)

    dude, that title totally rocks. and those sound good…my mom had the same mix and i added almonds to it once…and more cinnamon…sooo good!

  11. Jude
    2 December, 2008 at 12:14 am (8 years ago)

    That sure is one pimped up muffin. Didn’t know they made fiber one mix. Nice to know in case of “emergency” 🙂