Trail Mix Cupcakes are a delicious treat that’s both sweet and healthy. They can be stored in the refrigerator or packed into lunchboxes. These muffins can be made ahead of time and are a great option for snacking on the go. You can also use oats in place of nuts and seeds, if you prefer. This recipe yields about fifteen cupcakes. Makes about a dozen.
I’m not fond of pub crawls, as I am not too fond of pubs or drinking. I enjoy a nice glass of wine or a cold frothy beer every once and a while, but not enough to ‘crawl’ to get to my next one!
But a cupcake?
I would crawl for a good cupcake! That is why I am participating in the Summer 2009 Cupcake Crawl. Voting will be open soon (don’t worry, I will remind you!) and the winner gets the new Cat Cora cookbook. Cool! For more information check out GourmetGirlMagazine.
I have had the idea of Trail Mix Cupcakes in my head for a while now, but never had an excuse to make them. Now I do! I love Trail Mix (Almonds, Peanuts, M&Ms;, Raisins, Cashews) and thought all those flavors combined in a nutty cupcake would taste great. And it did.
I had a half a bag of trail mix left over and it reminded me of when I was a kid and my Mom would buy the same kind of Trail Mix. Anytime my Mom and StepDad were gone I would get into the bag and pull out all the M&Ms; and eat them! The colorful bag of trail mix they left would be nuts and raisins when they returned. Sorry Mom and Tony, I guess I owe you some Trail Mix cupcakes (M&M;’s included!).
Trail Mix Cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cup AP Flour
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Butter cubed and softened
- 1 Egg
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 1 1/2 tsp Almond Extract
- 1/3 cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1 cup Trail Mix grind the nuts
- Trail Mix for topping
- preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine the first four ingredients in the bowl of an electric mixer.
- Next add the softened butter cubes, egg and egg yolk, almond extract and milk. Mix until fully combined (there may be small pieces of butter in the batter, thats OK!)
- Fold in the trail mix. I did grind the nuts so they weren’t as big, but left the M&Ms; and raisins whole.
- Divide between 12 prepared cupcake wrappers and sprinkle whole nuts, raisens and M&Ms; on top. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool.
What’s up Martha? Why have the past few recipes I have made of yours gone wrong?
It came out more like a ganache, not a pipeable frosting, but it still tasted fantastic!
Tips and Tricks
The original trail mix is composed of a mixture of dried fruit and nuts, which is perfect for hiking or camping. It’s also easy to store, which makes it a great snack to take on the go. However, you can customize it to your taste by adding a variety of ingredients. You can buy a bag of trail mix or make your own. Trader Joe’s carries a variety of premade varieties.
When you think of trail mix, you likely think of a simple granola mix with dried fruit and nuts. But these muffins are much more than that! Instead of chocolate chips, you can add raisins, cashews, almonds, and white chocolate. Depending on the type of granola you choose, you can even try adding a few pieces of coconut, too. The addition of the nut butter will enhance the sweetness of these cupcakes.
The basic recipe yields twelve muffins. To make them, you need a baking tray or 12 muffin tins. You can use a mixture of dried cranberries, peanut butter, raisins, and almonds. You can add a few pieces of chocolate to the batter as well. These cupcakes can be frozen or kept at room temperature for up to three days. These treats can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere!
The recipe is extremely versatile. You can mix and match different kinds of granola to make them your own. Some of the most popular types include peanut butter and white chocolate chips. You can also add your favorite fruit to the mix. You can also include raisins, almonds, cashews, and chocolate. If you’re looking for something more healthy, you can combine them with other ingredients, such as a handful of nuts.
Most people think of trail mix as a healthy snack. You can add oats, almonds, chocolate chips, and even peanut butter. Then, add your favorite flavors. This recipe is also a great option for birthday parties. It’s a great way to celebrate the holidays. There are many different options available for your kids when it comes to trail mix. And it’s not difficult to find a delicious and healthy dessert.
For a healthy treat, try making trail mix muffins. The ingredients are easy to combine and contain a variety of ingredients. For instance, you can add chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, dried cranberries, and raisins to the mix. You can also use a jar of chocolate to make the cupcakes more interesting. This recipe is also great for a snack box. It will be a great gift for a hiker or camper.
The trail mix is an easy-to-make snack that contains a variety of ingredients. Besides nuts, it contains dried cranberries and raisins, chocolate chips, and peanut butter. It’s an ideal snack for campers and hikers, and it’s easy to store. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can even make your own trail mix. There are many options available for preparing it. Trader Joe’s also sells a large variety of trail mix.
These muffins are hearty and vegan, and you can customize them to suit your preferences. They’re easy to make and only need one bowl. Moreover, they are sweet and moist, and can be frozen for a week or more. Suitable for any occasion, they can be made ahead of time. The leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen, and you can reheat them at any time. You can easily make them in advance and enjoy them with your family.