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Last month as you all may remember, I featured quite a number of posts that I dubbed March Mixes.  Each post featured a recipe for DIY baking and cooking mixes keeping convenience and saving money on your grocery budget in mind.

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March Mixes: Homemade Pudding Mix

Homemade Pudding Mix

Homemade Pudding Mix

Here we are, the last recipe for March Mixes!  I hope you enjoyed this series and have found some new recipes to add to your pantry!

As the picture shows, pudding with some whipping cream on top makes for a nice treat!  But homemade pudding mix has many other uses as well. Such as an ingredient to keep cookies soft, to flavour whipping cream, for cakes, and even pudding Popsicles!

Homemade Pudding Mix
  • 2 1/2 cups dry milk powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups corn starch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
To make the pudding mix
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 months
To make the pudding
  1. In a double boiler, add 1/4 cup pudding mix to 2 1/2 cups warm water.
  2. Stir until thickened. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add 1 tsp butter and remove from heat.
  4. Beat 1 egg with half of the pudding mixture, then blend it together with the other half slowly so the pudding doesn't get lumpy.
  5. Cook one more minute.
  6. Stir in 3/4 tsp vanilla.

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March Mixes – Homemade Cookie Mix

Homemade Cookie Mix

Mmm, cookies!  This recipe can be prepared as a mix (great for gift giving) or made into dough and frozen into individual balls for quick cookies!

Homemade Cookie Mix
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  1. Mix together flour, baking soda and salt, brown sugar, white sugar and chocolate chips.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients and mix well.
  4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.
  5. Place cookie sheet into the freezer for one hour. Place dough balls into a freezer bag.
  6. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.
To bake:
  1. Place cookie dough balls onto a cookie sheet to thaw.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Bake for 9 - 11 minutes or until golden brown.
To make a mix follow these instructions:
  1. Combine 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour with 3/4 tsp baking soda and 1/2 tsp salt; pour into a 1L jar.
  2. Layer 1/2 cup chocolate chips, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/4 cup white sugar, pressing down firmly after each layer.
  3. Close jar and attach these directions:
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  5. Beat 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter, 1 large egg and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in large bowl. Add cookie mix and beat until combined. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


March Mixes – Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Mix

Homemade Bread Mix

By preparing this recipe for whole wheat bread mix, you’ll always have a “loaf” of bread on hand!

Homemade Whole Wheat Bread Mix
  • 8 cups all-purpose flour
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dry milk powder
  1. Mix the dry ingredients together until they are well blended.
  2. Pour 4 cups of mixture into four different bags or jars and label Whole Wheat Bread Mix.
To bake in the Bread Machine
  1. Add to your bread machine: 1 1/4 cup warm water, 1 1/2 Tbsp oil,1 bag/jar of Whole Wheat Bread Mix and 2 tsp bread machine yeast.
  2. Put your bread machine on the basic setting and then press start.

March Mixes – Ever Ready Bran Muffins

Ever Ready Bran Muffins

Ever Ready Bran Muffins

These Ever-Ready bran muffins are a great way to always have delicious muffins on hand!

Ever-Ready Bran Muffins
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 cups natural bran
  • 4 tsp baking soda
  • 4 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 eggs well beaten
To prepare the mix for storage in the fridge:
  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  2. Combine all wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl
  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix JUST until combined.
  4. Place the mixture in an empty ice cream pail or empty container and store in the fridge for up to 6 weeks.
To bake the muffins:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Prepare muffin tin by greasing or lining with paper cups.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups until 3/4 full.
  4. Place in preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Here are all of the recipes that were featured for March Mixes: