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As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my Aunt will be contributing posts from time to time. She’s fantastic with homemade gifts so I asked her to share some of her favorites. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting several posts from her Gifts in a Jar – hopefully you’ll be inspired to make some of ’em!

The following post is from Aunt Mary…

For all of the Gifts in a Jar, you will need a Jar of any type. Mason Jars work well, or an old food jar. The ideal size is at least a quart to make sure all the layers show.

Cranberry Pecan Muffin Mix Gift in a Jar Ingredients

  • Jar
  • 3/4 cup, Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup, Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup, Light Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 3/4  cups, All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp, Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp, Salt

Layer the ingredients in your jar in the same order as they are listed above.  Pack down each layer gently before adding the next. Once complete, cover the jar tightly with a lid. Add fabric, attach directions to ribbon or raffia.

Directions for Baking

Make a copy of the baking directions below and place them on a card or paper and attach to the jar!

  • 1 Jar, Cranberry Pecan Muffin Mix
  • 3/4 cup, Milk
  • 1/4 cup or 1/2 stick, Butter (Melted)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Grease 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  3. Pour contents of jar into large bowl.
  4. Combine milk, butter and egg in small bowl. Stir into jar mixture just until moistened.
  5. Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for about 5 minutes and then remove from pan.
  8. Makes 12 muffins.

Don’t forget to save this on Pinterest for later!

Find several other ideas to make your own gifts in a jar!

This Cranberry Pecan Muffin Mix tastes delicious! They store great in a mason jar and make for the perfect Gift-in-a-Jar!

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Gift in a Jar: Cranberry Pecan Muffin Mix

This Cranberry Pecan Muffin Mix tastes delicious! They store great in a mason jar and make for the perfect Gift-in-a-Jar!

  • Author: Savings Lifestyle: Andrea
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Ingredients

  • Jar
  • 3/4 cup, Chopped Pecans
  • 1 cup, Dried Cranberries
  • 1/2 cup, Light Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1 3/4  cups, All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp, Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp, Salt

Instructions

  • 1 Jar, Cranberry Pecan Muffin Mix
  • 3/4 cup, Milk
  • 1/4 cup or 1/2 stick, Butter (Melted)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees.
  2. Grease 12 regular-size muffin cups.
  3. Pour contents of jar into large bowl.
  4. Combine milk, butter and egg in small bowl. Stir into jar mixture just until moistened.
  5. Spoon evenly into prepared muffin cups.
  6. Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Cool for about 5 minutes and then remove from pan.
  8. Makes 12 muffins.
Gift in a Jar: Cranberry Pecan Muffin Mix via @AndreaDeckard

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

3 Comments

  1. Lana @ ilovemy5kids on December 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    This looks scrumptious! :)

  2. Cindy Jacobs on December 12, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I just made these – and they are delicious. I will say, that I only got 9, not 12. So I must have extra-large Muffin tins.

    I got all the ingredients into a 1 1/2 pint wide mouth mason jar (I got 12 at Target on sale).

    They are WONDERFUL!

  3. Dawn on September 29, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    Made them last night and they were fine and good, but I would like to try again and make them less dense and more sweet. Would you suggest more sugar, or maybe white chocolate chips? And to make them less dense, more of the milk, butter, and another egg? Thank you ❤️

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