Saturday, July 28, 2012

King Arthur Flour Muffin Mixes {Giveaway}

I love trying new recipes and products. A couple weeks ago I tried 3 delicioso King Arthur Flour muffin mixes: Country Blueberry, Apple Cinnamon and Double Chocolate.

Mixes come in handy when you're pinched for time. They also make great gifts! They do? Yes, they do! When my kids were in pre-school, we used to give a set of mixing bowls and a mix (usually pancakes) as a birthday gift to kids we knew enjoyed cooking. Pancakes are simple, but so are cakes and muffins. What is it about that age that almost all kids have a love of food prep and baking?

Sometimes I make my own “mix” the night before, and by that I mean I prep the dry ingredients for whatever I am baking the next morning. It was kinda fun to have King Arthur do all the prep for me. These muffins mix up in minutes. My summer intern, Madeline, followed the directions exactly, used oil instead of butter, and all 3 mixes baked up perfectly. Our favorite flavor was the Double Chocolate, which, truthfully, tasted like a delicious, moist cupcake.

My husband took one look at the Double Chocolates and said that we should scoop the top and fill them with ice cream for dessert. We used to love chocolate muffins this way when we were newly married. Ahem! My metabolism was more cooperative then. I “filled” one of the muffins with some strange ice cream my kids left in the freezer (I’m sure they bought it with Dad because I prefer basic flavors). All I can tell you is that it contained Oreos and sprinkles… If I remember correctly, it’s a Breyer’s flavor called Birthday Blast! 

If you choose to use a mix, for whatever reason, use a GOOD one! You certainly cannot go wrong with these. 

Muffins galore!
Thank you to King Arthur for sending me the mixes to try and for agreeing to send one lucky person the 3 mixes mentioned in this post plus a coupon for a 5lb bag of KA flour from your local grocer. Really cool! Leave a comment below telling me when you think it's a good idea to use a mix and why and you will be entered to win. U.S. residents only, please, and one comment per person. Winner will be selected using on Friday, August 3rd at 5PM. Prize will be shipped directly from King Arthur Flour.