Yet they still can have a bit of jazzing up to make them even more special.
Plain muffins can be topped with a mixture of oats, peppitas, brown sugar, shredded coconut and about 2 tsps of soft butter mixed together and a generous portion put onto of the raw muffin mix.
Chocolate chip muffins can never have enough chocolate chips, try adding some white chocolate chips and/or dried cranberries.
Carrot cake make your own cream cheese frosting.
Cupcakes some of the extras you can add are chocolate chips, dried fruit, shredded coconut, grated carrot .
For the icing add cocoa or peppermint essence on top of the chocolate cupcake to make a choc peppermint one or coconut essence to the coconut cupcakes. The list is endless coffee essence, almond essence, rose or orange flower water.
So next time you look down upon a packet mix stop for a moment and think what you can add to make them even more special.