Thursday, December 10, 2009

Homemade Holiday Gift Idea

Coconut-Pecan Muffin Mix

Makes: 1 gift (4½ cups in all) Total time: 5 minutes

What You Need
1½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 7-ounce package sweetened shredded coconut (2 2/3 cups)
¾ cup pecans (chopped)

What to Do
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugars, and salt. Mix in the coconut and pecans. Keep at room temperature for up to 1 month.

Handwrite or download the following instructions on a gift tag or label to include with your gift: “Heat oven to 350º F. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 large eggs and ¾ cup canola oil. Add the muffin mix and stir just until combined. Divide among the cups of a 12-cup muffin tin lined with paper liners. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 12 muffins.”

How to Package Your Gift
Transfer the mix to a resealable paper bag.
Wrap with ribbon and affix with a label and a gift tag with the baking instructions.

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