Mix Review: King Arthur Flour Cranberry-Orange Muffins

King Arthur Flour Cranberry-Orange Muffins

I am a devourer of The Baker’s Catalogue. When it comes in the mail, I flip through it over and over, making not so subtle circles around all the things I want. At the back, there are usually a few pages devoted to mixes. As I’ve mentioned before, I am not a big fan of mixes, but I am trying to have an open mind. So, in our local grocery store, I happened upon a package of their Cranberry-Orange Muffin Mix and decided to give it a try.

A quick read of the ingredients is encouraging. Whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, cranberries, orange powder, baking powder, baking soda, whey, corn flour, and milk protein. More or less what you’d put in them yourself, I suppose.

The directions are simple enough. Eggs, butter, milk, salt, and the mix. The mix makes 9 muffins, or it can be made into a quickbread. I chose muffins and made 12 slightly smaller muffins.

The muffins were actually very good. I made them for our breakfast, and Quinn had seconds. The cranberry-orange combination was a bit different for me, but I definitely liked it. Overall, I would say that these are a good thing, especially for something to have around to whip up for a quick breakfast.

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  1. connie September 21, 2006 Reply

    im glad it turned out well… i love the flavor combination!

  2. peabody September 21, 2006 Reply

    I love that catalouge…my husband cringes when he sees it the mail because he knows I will be wanting something.

  3. Nicole September 22, 2006 Reply

    Hahaha…I do the same thing circling half the things in the catalogue! It’s nice to read a review of one of their mixes because I haven’t tried any of them. I did get a free bag of blueberry muffin mix with my last order but I haven’t made it yet. Maybe I’ll copy you and do a review of it on my site one of these days.

  4. jennifer September 22, 2006 Reply

    Go for it, Nicole. I’d love to hear your opinion of them.

  5. julia September 23, 2006 Reply

    I as well don’t really like mixes – you’re right it’s basically a mix of things you would put in yourself anyway, but I don’t know – it just doesn’t feel self-made…
    these look really nice though!
    when I was a kid I used to ‘make’ those cupcakes with pink icing and eatable picture…yum! maybe I should give them another shot…=)

  6. Ivonne September 23, 2006 Reply

    I love everything to do with King Arthur. Their products and their cookbooks! Unfortunately we can only get their products on-line here in Canada which makes it quite expensive.

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