A study by Comax Flavors found that Americans preferred blueberry muffins as their favorite choice, with 52% of respondents across all generations.
79% of the Silent Generation, those born between 1925 and 1945, chose blueberry as their top favorite. Chocolate chip muffins and chocolate-flavored muffins took the 2nd and 3rd places respectively.
While there are favorite flavors that are standard choices, the beauty of muffin mix is its ability to create endless new varieties and flavor combinations. You can blend textures and tastes together to make your own delicious muffins with just a few extra ingredients.
In this guide, we'll share 6 ways you can jazz up your muffin mix with these muffin recipes. Wondering what to add to the muffin mix to make it pop? Keep reading for more tasty details.
1. Nutella Mix Muffins
Nutella is that creamy chocolate and hazelnut spread that goes great on pretty much everything. So it's only natural that it would make a delicious muffin mix mix-in. Swirl it into your muffin mix while the regular batter sits in the muffin tin before baking.
Or you can pour some plain blended muffin mix into a tin or a baking mold and then drop a dollop of Nutella into the center by the spoonful. Then, fill the remaining part of the muffin tin with the plain muffin mix. This will create a muffin that is bursting with creamy Nutella flavor in the center.
When you bite into one of these muffins warm and fresh out of the oven, you'll be greeted by gooey Nutella goodness.
2. Apple Cinnamon Muffins
These muffins have all of the savory flavors of a warm apple pie with the moist and crumbly texture of a muffin all-in-one. You can use fresh diced and cooked apples, butter, flour, milk, cinnamon, and sugar coating for the apple part of the muffin mix, but if you're in a hurry, a pre-made apple pie filling will work just as well.
For extra moist apple cinnamon muffins, add in a cup of apple sauce or yogurt. Apple sauce also gives your muffins that extra apple flavor in addition to or in place of the diced apple bits. Create a crumb topping with brown sugar, butter, granulated sugar, and cinnamon.
Whip up some vanilla icing drizzle from 3 tbsp milk, 1 cup confectioner's sugar, and ½ tsp vanilla extract for a flavor you'll savor.
3. Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Not just for Fall special occasions, Pumpkin Spice Muffins are sweet and flavorful muffins to serve with tea and coffee at any time of day just because. You can take time out of your day to pause and enjoy the little things.
A can of pureed pumpkin adds a wonderfully fluffy and soft consistency to these muffins so they're never dry. Combined with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and ginger, you'll have a portable pumpkin pie in muffin form, bursting with warm and inviting flavors in every bite.
The blend of pumpkin pie spices can perk up even the most basic boxed muffin mix. Sprinkle more cinnamon and sugar on top or use a cream cheese icing for a sweet sugar and spice contrast.
4. Mixed Berry Muffins
Use one or two types of berries or use raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries together to kick your muffin mixes up a notch. Whatever fresh berries you have on hand, you can't go wrong. If fresh fruit isn't available, then a frozen mixed berry blend will also work.
Not only will you have a muffin that is full of rich purple, blue, and red berry coloring, but inside you'll also have one that is overflowing with a symphony of bright and bold berry flavors of sweet and tart. Berries are full of healthy antioxidants and vitamin C too.
Add greek yogurt to your muffin mix for extra moistness. Top with a vanilla glaze or sugar sprinkles. Or if you prefer, crush graham crackers on top for a crunchier texture. This muffin mix can also be used to make delicious berry pancakes.
5. Banana Bread Walnut Muffins
This has all of the denseness of banana bread together with the cakiness of a muffin. Mashed bananas provide a spongey consistency in a muffin mix. Cinnamon, sugar, and robust ground cloves, along with butter and flour, blend into a treat that's the best of both worlds.
Try adding raisins and dried cranberries to the muffin mix, along with a cup of chopped walnuts. Sprinkle the top with some extra cinnamon sugar mix for a coating of sweetness to add to the multitextured layers.
The flavors of nutty, fruity, chewy, and sweet play well with each other. This is not your usual banana nut muffin mix. It has a melt-in-your-mouth taste.
6. Cherry Almond Muffins
Fresh pitted cherries or frozen cherries will both work equally as well for a light and sweet tanginess in your muffin mix. Chop them up and fold them into your muffin batter. You can also use cranberries as an addition or as a standalone.
Add large pieces of cut or sliced almonds for crunch. The almonds will lightly toast in the oven while baking, giving an elevated flavor profile. A hint of almond extract will further enhance the almond profile of your muffins.
To add a bit more tart and citrus flavor to the cherry almond muffins, you can drizzle them with a light lemon glaze that complements the tartness of the cherries. The interaction of sweetness, tartness, and nuttiness will dance on your tongue.
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