Orange Currant Muffins
Cherries, apricots or currants work well for the dried fruit. Make your own gift muffin mix by combining everything except wet ingredients, then adding juice/water/milk on site. If you use powdered eggs (or egg whites) you can eliminate the need to buy an odd number of eggs. Package the mix in one zipper bag, any add-ins (dried fruit, nuts) in a smaller one, and include a dozen fancy muffin cups. It's a great gift! You can apply the principles to any muffin recipe - remember, for instance, that applesauce comes in little 1/2 cup containers which are easily packed, if you like apple (bran?) muffins.