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One of the perennially preferred Pumpkin Season picks at Trader Joe's is Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix. It's a simple, straightforward baking mix that delivers excellent results with very little effort. It's become such a favorite, in fact, that we know people who buy cases of it when it arrives each fall, hoping to make it last until the following autumn, when it makes its annual return. (We know no one, we should add, who's actually been able to make it last that long.)
The mix, combined with eggs, oil and water, makes a generous loaf of moist and fluffy, lightly spiced pumpkin bread or a dozen standard-sized muffins. One of our favorite things about homemade pumpkin bread is the way the subtle flavor of the pumpkin is perfectly complemented by the zesty additions of cinnamon and nutmeg. Our mix has all these things, and we've done all the mixing and measuring for you. If you find yourself feeling adventurous, add chopped nuts, dried fruit like raisins, cranberries, or apples, or shredded carrots or zucchini for an extra splash of color and texture -- or go all out and add all of these things to make a Fall Harvest Loaf. Kids we know -- and kids at heart -- really love it mixed with chocolate chips. Kids are smart.
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix contains no synthetic colors, or artificial flavors or preservatives, and it's Kosher certified. We're selling each 17.5 ounce box for $2.99, same as it was way back in 2008...
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