Easy Muffin Recipe with Baking Mix (2024)

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Home Recipes Breakfast Easy Muffin Recipe with Baking Mix


3 minutes

April 27, 2023

Andi GleesonJump to Recipe


This easy muffin recipe uses baking mix and sweetened condensed milk so you don’t have to think too hard first thing in the morning! Try them with pineapple or your favorite fruit!

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On Saturday, my boys were up at the crack of dawn as usual. Before dragging myself out of bed, I laid there for a few minutes thinking about what I could make for breakfast. (Of course food is my first thought of the day…) I wanted to make muffins, but what kind? I wanted something different and of course easy. I got up, rifled through the cabinets, and grabbed a can of sweetened condensed milk wondering if it could turn into breakfast. It seemed to me that sweetened condensed milk could fit the bill for milk and sugar in a muffin recipe, and it worked! With only a few ingredients and a bit of stirring, thistasty and easy muffin recipe is ready to pop in the oven. Of course, the muffinsdon’t have to be pineapple! Stir in a cup of blueberries, diced peaches, apples, or whatever fruit suits your fancy. I’ll definitely be making these with a variety of fruits when I need a quick breakfast. I actually made these with gluten-free baking mix, and they turned out great. After baking up these pineapple muffins in the morning, I thought this gluten-free baking thing must bea cinch. We were having Greek Salad with Chicken for dinner, and I really wanted some bread to go with it. I attempted to bake gluten-free focacciaand was definitely humbled because it was a dense, inedible brick of dough. I think I may need to accept the fact that some things can’t be duplicated without gluten. That’s fine as long as muffins, cookies, and quick breads are still available!


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Sweetened condensed milk and baking mix make this easy muffin recipe a cinch to make!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x



  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 c. baking mix like Bisquick or Jiffy gluten-free substitute OK
  • 1 c. drained pineapple tidbits or your choice of fruit


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together condensed milk, egg, and vegetable oil until smooth. Add baking mix, and stir just until flour is mixed in. Fold in pineapple just to incorporate into dough. (Don’t over stir.)
  3. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full, and bake in preheated oven for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center of the largest muffin comes out dry. Cool slightly before serving.

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And here are a couple more muffin recipes I think you’ll enjoy!

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Andi Gleeson



10 years ago

my nieces loved the muffins, just dissapear in minutes!!!


10 years ago

This made my day! Thank you, and I’m so glad you liked the muffins!


10 years ago

I’ve never added sweetened condensed milk to a muffin recipe — it sounds like a great idea! I always have that in the pantry. :)


10 years ago

I never had either, but it worked out pretty well! Let me know how you like it if you try it in your own recipes :)

mary adair

10 years ago

Sounds good to me.


10 years ago

Thanks :)

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

10 years ago

Sweetened condensed milk is one of my most favorite ingredients ever! It is pretty much a “no-brainer, must make the recipe” when I see it listed as an ingredient. These sound so easy for those mornings where my kids are full of energy at 6:45 am!


10 years ago

That is every morning at my house (but make it 5:45)! ;) Thank you, Jaren!

Lanaya | Raising Reagan

10 years ago

The recipe looks phenomenal and I know my husband and daughter would eat it up!
Thank you for being a part of my giveaway and sorry again about the link mishaps. This giveaway was ridiculous! :)

Have a great week Andi!



10 years ago

Thank you, Lanaya! No worries about the rafflecopter. It’s all straightened out now, and everyone makes mistakes (especially with such a big job)!

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