Easy-To-Make Gift For a Special Teacher

As the school year ends, don't forget to thank the hard working teachers. Make this easy muffin mix in a mug gift that any teacher would enjoy.

Applesauce Oatmeal Muffin Mug Mix Gift For an A+ Teacher

3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
2-1/2 tablespoons flour
1-1/2 tablespoons quick cooking oats
1 teaspoon egg white powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground cloves
Dash of salt 

Blend ingredients together and place in a small zipper-type bag.

Additional ingredients: 1 (2.5 ounce) jar of applesauce (baby food)

Cinnamon Sugar (optional)
(Make your own cinnamon sugar by mixing 1 tablespoon granulated sugar with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon.  Store in an airtight container.)

To give as a gift: Place bag of mix inside a tissue-lined 12-ounce microwave-safe mug, along with the 2.5-ounce jar of applesauce. Cut out an apple-shaped sign from card stock and write “A+ Teacher” on it using a marker. Tape the sign to a straw. Insert inside the mug, along with cooking instructions shown below. 
To prepare: Microwave 1 tablespoon butter or margarine in a 12-ounce microwave-safe mug until melted. Stir 2 tablespoons of applesauce into mug. Empty muffin mix into mug and add 1-1/2 tablespoons water; stirring with a fork until blended. Optional: Sprinkle about 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon Sugar on top of batter. Microwave on 60% power for 2-1/2 minutes. Let stand in oven 2 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand until cool enough to eat.

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