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If you want to improve your store-bought muffin mix, try stir in fresh or frozen fruit or add chopped nuts or chocolate chips. To add fruit to your muffins, toss a handful of berries, chopped strawberries or diced apples into the batter. You can also mix a handful of dried fruits, such as raisins, dried cranberries, sour cherries or sweet mangoes, into the muffin bottom. For a denser muffin, add 1 mashed banana or a spoon of pumpkin puree to the mixture. To add a crunch to your muffins, try stirring in a spoonful of chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds. You can also try stirring a spoonful of hemp seeds, flax meal or chia seeds for a healthier alternative. For a sweeter treat, try adding some chocolate chips to your mix. To learn how to experiment with adding spices to your cupcake mixes, keep reading!
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