Sometimes I like to take treats over to a neighbor or friend…or myself (if I am being completely honest).  And sometimes I am so lazy that making a bunch cookies just seem like too much time and effort.  So I came up with an easy idea using a box of muffin mix.  Make mini loaves, add some cellophane, some curling ribbon and Ta-Da world’s cutest food gift!

Each box will make 3 mini loaves.  Make the mix according to the directions, fill each greased loaf pan approximately half full, bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Mini loaves just waiting to be baked

I had picked up some foil mini loaf pans one day at the store, nothing fancy.  I also put them on a sheet before I put them into the oven for a couple of reasons.  The first being that I burn myself WAY too often so thinking about putting my hands in the oven multiple times was a sure fire way to get burned.  The second reason I wasn’t 100% sure the batter to loaf space was okay and so if any spilled over I’d only have to clean the sheet rather than the oven.  Wouldn’t you know it that all my preparedness lead me to no burns and no spillage! 

Also these freeze really well.  I wrapped the loaf with plastic wrap several times and stuck it in the freezer.  I pulled it out of the freezer before I went to bed and in the morning it was all ready to go.

Happy Eating!