Orange and Almond Muffins

Apr 23, 2012 by

Muffins are so simple, and tasty to make. I mean, who doesn’t love a good muffin, right? I pulled out my little muffin recipe book called “100 Muffins from 1 Easy Recipe” and found another nice recipe. The last muffins I made from this book were the Easter Muffins and they were great. These were just as light and just as simple. They could easily be a quick breakfast on the go, or a snack. What I love is that there’s not too much sugar but it has a lovely citrus flavour. Really nice! The kids loved them, but they started to slow down once they hit the middle. I guess there’s no sugar in the middle! They also asked where the frosting was….

 

Orange and Almond Muffins

 

 

Orange and Almond Muffins
Recipe Type: Muffin
Author: Lyn
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
A light, citrus infused muffin
Ingredients
  • 2 Oranges
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour, Unbleached
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/8 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Superfine Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Ground Almonds
  • 2 Eggs
  • 6 Tbsp Sunflower Oil (or melted cooled butter)
  • 1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
  • 3 Tbsp Turbinado Sugar (Raw Sugar)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan, or use 12 paper liners
  3. Finely grate the rind from both oranges and extract the juice into a measuring cup
  4. To the measuring cup with juice, add milk to make a full up and add rind
  5. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt
  6. Stir in sugar and ground almonds
  7. In a large bowl, lightly whisk eggs, then beat in the orange/milk mixture, oil and almond extract
  8. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid mixture
  9. Stir until just combined. Take care not to over mix
  10. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan
  11. Sprinkle Turbinado Sugar over the top of the muffins
  12. Bake for 20 minutes until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch
  13. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes before serving
Notes

Slightly adapted from “100 Muffins From 1 Easy Recipe”, Page 60

 

Even before it is baked, it smells really good!

 

Zesty Batter

 

I like the coarse grittiness of the Turbinado Sugar. It gives a nice crunch at the end.

 

Muffin liners filled with batter and topped with Turbinado Sugar

 

The house smells great right about now!

 

Orange & Almond Muffins fresh out the oven!

 

I used Navel Oranges for this recipe. I find them to be sweet and very juicy.

 

Orange & Almond Muffin

 

Such a great little muffin. Bake, grab, go!

 

Orange & Almond Muffins

 

Happy Monday my dear friends! Have an awesome week!

~Lyn

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22 Comments

  1. Wonderfully cute flavoured muffins – love the recipe 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Monday Muffins! Monday Muffins! Yes I love muffins too! :)
    Awesome flavours here. Very nice.

  3. Liz

    Mmmmm…these would be perfect with my morning tea. What a delicious way to start the day!

  4. what a great combination of flavors! i totally want one with my morning coffee!

    • Jenn, they are so totally worth it. Especially because they are not “sweet”…they are just right. Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

  5. Love the recipe…
    These muffins look absolutely delicious!!!

  6. Great recipe Lyn. I can imagine how delicious this one must be. :)

  7. You take beautiful pictures of food, Lyn! Even without having them in front of me, I could pretty much tell how delicious these muffins are. :-) Love the sugar on top – simple yet really cute!

  8. Orange and almond is such a wonderful combo! My girls aren’t much of muffin fans simply because there’s no frosting in muffins, but hubby & I are! This is something we would definitely enjoy for breakfast.

  9. I’ve made A LOT of muffins before but I have never seen such a gorgeous mile high rise like yours! Well done!

  10. Gotta love kids. Mine are always busting my chops about things. These look so good. I adore citrus muffins. These are gorgeous.

  11. It’s funny, my niece and nephew eat all kinds of veggies and lean protein, but always eat the frosting off cupcakes and leave the rest. These muffins, however, are *exactly* right for me. I love, love, love orange and almond together. Great recipe!

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