Bakels (Bicester, Oxon) offers mixes for producing US-style muffins quickly and easily.

The company’s Cake Muffin Concentrate and Chocolate Muffin Concentrate are described as economical mixes requiring the addition of flour, sugar, water, oil and egg to make muffins with good volume, flavour and shelf-life. Both are available in 12.5kg bags.

Muffin Complete mix requires the addition of oil and water to produce high volume, long shelf-life muffins. Both plain and chocolate varieties are available in 12.5kg bags.

American Brownie Complete produces a traditional brownie with a rich, moist texture and a good degree of chewiness, the company says. It is easy to prepare, requiring water and chopped nuts, and is available in 12.5kg bags.