Day 68 : Fresh Orange Muffins

I figured I would continue with my orange theme from yesterday and make some yummy orange muffins.  I have made other recipes for them before, but never have I used an entire orange, peel and all in them before!  I was intrigued if not a bit skeptic.  They turned out WONDERFUL, with such a light and fluffy texture, and such a lovely fresh taste.

Not only were they delicious, but they were so fast and easy to make!  Seriously, just quarter the orange and throw it right in the processor along with a few other things and then stir in your dry ingredients.  It doesn’t get much easier and they did just what they were supposed to in the oven and came out looking beautiful golden brown with just a hint of orange color to them.  I decided to make them even more fun and added about a half cup of chopped pecans to mine and some orange decorating sugar to the tops of 6 of them.  That went over really well with the kids!

They were the perfect ending to a chaotic day, but I can totally see them as the perfect beginning to any day as well.  I am including two pics today because I think they are very different in appearance.  One with the sugar topping and the liners for the kids, and one I made in a ramekin for a larger sized muffin.

Fresh Orange Muffins

Serves : 12                 Time to make : 25 minutes

Ingredients :

  • 1 orange, quartered and seeds removed (with peel)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice (I used Sunny D)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine (I melted and cooled mine just so it would combine easier)
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda

Directions :

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, spray muffin tin (12) with non-stick cooking spray or drop in liners.
  2. Put orange quarters in food processor with orange juice and blend until pureed.
  3. Add egg and butter and combine well, then pour into a large bowl.
  4. In a separate bowl combine your dry ingredients, then dump into your orange mixture all at once.
  5. Stir to combine. (Here I added the nuts as well)
  6. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full, then bake for 20 minutes.  Let stand for 5 minutes before removing muffins. (I sprinkled a bit of sugar on top before baking)

 

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  1. these look yummy
    love your blog by the way
    amazing photos


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