This is our favorite muffin recipe! My kids love these muffins and when they were little they wanted a name for them that better described their deliciousness. They came up with Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Muffins. That was a little too hard to say, especially with a mouth full of muffin, so they shortened the name to Mouthful Muffins.
The recipe's real name is Mix-N-Match Quick Bread and is from my 1999 copy of Frozen Assets by Deborah Taylor-Hough. It is a basic quick bread/muffin recipe with several mix-in options for fresh, frozen, canned, or dried fruit and nuts. I have made versions of these muffins for years (decades) and have never had a bad combination. For this recipe I added 2 cups of fresh chopped strawberries.
Each muffins is 7 WW SP on the Purple Plan.
(This is what pages of a cookbook look like when you have made a recipe hundreds of times!)
MIX-N-MATCH QUICK BREAD
Recipe by Deborah Taylor-Hough, from Frozen Assets
(Makes two loaves or 24 muffins)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups Mix-n-Match (see below)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped nuts or seeds (your choice)
Mix-n-Match (one or more of the following to equal 2 cups)
Apples, grated or chopped
Bananas, mashed or chopped
Carrots, cooked and mashed or grated
Cherries, pitted and chopped
Cranberries, dry or raw, chopped
Dates or figs, pitted and finely chopped
Lemon, 1/2 cup juice
Marmalade (omit 1 cup sugar)
Orange juice, 1/2 cup juice
Peaches, fresh or canned, chopped
Pears, fresh or canned, chopped
Pineapple, crushed and well-drained
Rhubarb, finely chopped (add 1/2 cup more sugar)
Sweet Potatoes or Yams, cooked and mashed, or grated
Zucchini, grated and well-drained
Sift together dry ingredients.
In separate bowl, beat eggs; add oil and sugar; cream together.
Stir in vanilla and your choice of Mix-n-Match.
Add dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in nuts.
Spoon into 2 well-greased loaf pans.
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.
Spoon batter into muffin tins.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
Tasty MIX-N-MATCH combinations:
You can find other muffins I have made here.