How Can I Keep Fruit & Nuts From Sinking to the Bottom of Muffins?

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Q: I recently made my usual banana bread muffins and noticed that all the chopped nuts and dried cranberries sank to the bottom. I folded the nuts and fruit into the batter just before spooning them into muffin tray. Any tips for keeping the "good stuff" from sinking in cakes, muffins and breads?

Sent by Amelia

Editor: Amelia, here's a tip that involves tossing the mix-ins with a little flour before folding them into the batter:

Readers, do you have any tips for preventing fruit and nuts from sinking to the bottom when making muffins, cakes and quick breads?

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