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Orange Almond Muffins

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Orange Almond Muffins: A Burst of Sunshine in Every Bite – Muffins are a classic breakfast treat, but sometimes they can get a little…boring. If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your morning routine, why not try these Orange Almond Muffins? They’re packed with the bright flavor of orange and the nutty richness of almonds, and they’re sure to become a new favorite.

Why You’ll Love These Muffins

  • They’re bursting with flavor. The combination of orange and almond is a match made in heaven. The orange zest and juice add a bright, citrusy punch, while the almonds provide a lovely richness and depth of flavor.
  • They’re moist and tender. These muffins are baked with buttermilk, which helps to keep them moist and tender. They’re the perfect texture for a satisfying breakfast or snack.
  • They’re easy to make. These muffins come together quickly and easily in one bowl. No need for fancy equipment or ingredients – just a few pantry staples and you’re on your way to muffin heaven.

The ingredients you will need for the Orange and Almond Muffing recipe

  1. Milk: Milk is a creamy white liquid produced by female mammals. It is a rich source of calcium, vitamin D, and other nutrients. Milk adds moisture and richness to the muffins.
  2. Vegetable oil: Vegetable oil is a type of cooking oil made from plant oils such as soy, corn, or canola. It adds moisture and richness to the muffins, and it helps to prevent them from sticking to the pan.
  3. Fresh orange juice: Orange juice is the liquid squeezed from oranges. It is a good source of vitamin C and citric acid. Orange juice adds a bright, citrusy flavor to the muffins.
  4. Grated orange peel: Orange peel is the outer rind of an orange. It is a good source of essential oils that give oranges their characteristic flavor. Orange peel adds a bright, citrusy flavor and aroma to the muffins.
  5. Almond extract: Almond extract is a concentrated flavoring made from almonds. It has a sweet, nutty flavor. Almond extract adds a subtle nutty flavor to the muffins. You can also add vanilla extract.
  6. Egg, slightly beaten: An egg is a round, oval-shaped object laid by a female bird. It is a good source of protein, choline, and other nutrients. Eggs add moisture, structure, and richness to the muffins.
  7. All-purpose flour: All-purpose flour is a type of flour made from a blend of hard and soft wheat. It is a good source of carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. Flour provides the structure for the muffins.
  8. Granulated sugar or organic sugar: Granulated sugar is a type of sugar made from sugar beets or sugarcane. It is a good source of carbohydrates. Sugar adds sweetness to the muffins.
  9. Baking powder: Baking powder is a leavening agent that helps baked goods rise. It is a good source of aluminum, sodium, and other nutrients. Baking powder helps the muffins to rise.
  10. Salt: Salt is a mineral that is essential for human health. It adds flavor to the muffins.
  11. Almonds Flour: Almond flour is made from ground almonds. It is a good source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Almond flour adds a nutty flavor and moist texture to the muffins.
  12. Coarse sugar crystals (decorating sugar), if desired or turbinado sugar: Coarse sugar crystals, also known as decorating sugar, are large crystals of sugar that are often used to decorate baked goods. They add a crunchy texture and sweetness to the muffins. Turbinado sugar is a type of raw sugar that has a golden brown color and a slightly molasses-like flavor. It adds a subtle sweetness and richness to the muffins.
Orange Almond Muffins - caribbeangreenliving.com
Orange Almond Muffins

Tips for Making Perfect Orange Almond Muffins

  • Use fresh oranges. Fresh oranges will give you the best flavor. If you can’t find fresh oranges, you can use orange juice and zest from a bottle, but the flavor won’t be quite as good.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing will make the muffins tough. Just mix until the ingredients are combined, then stop.
  • Fill the muffin cups almost to the top. This will ensure that your muffins bake up nice and tall.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. This is the best way to tell if your muffins are done.

Variations on the Recipe

  • Add a streusel topping. For an extra special treat, try adding a streusel topping made with brown sugar, oats, and chopped almonds.
  • Glaze the muffins. Once the muffins are cool, you can glaze them with a simple orange glaze made with powdered sugar and orange juice.
  • Add mix-ins. Chopped nuts, dried fruit, or chocolate chips would all be delicious additions to these muffins.

No matter how you make them, these Orange Almond Muffins are sure to please. So give them a try and see for yourself why they’re the perfect way to start your day.

I hope you enjoy this recipe!

P.S. If you’re looking for more muffin recipes, be sure to check out my other blog posts. I have a variety of recipes to choose from, so you’re sure to find something you’ll love.

I would also like to add that these muffins are perfect for a quick and easy breakfast or snack. They can be stored at room temperature for up to 2 days, or in the freezer for up to 3 months. So next time you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious treat, be sure to give these Orange Almond Muffins a try!

These orange almond muffins are the perfect way to start your day. They’re moist and flavorful, with a delightful citrus zing from the orange zest and juice. The almonds add a nice bit of crunch, and the whole muffin is just bursting with sunshine. I hope this blog post is helpful and informative. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Happy baking!

Orange Almond Muffins

Orange Almond Muffins baked in silicone molds. Tasty and great for breakfast and brunch.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Brunch, Desserts
Cuisine American, Caribbean
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 165 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup granulated sugar or organic sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup Almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coarse sugar crystals (decorating sugar), if desired or turbinado sugar

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Grease bottoms only of silicone muffin molds if using or grease a muffin pan. (A cooking spray can also be used to grease the pan or the molds)
  • Beat milk, oil, fresh orange juice, orange peel, almond extract and egg in large bowl with spoon until blended.
  • Stir in flour, granulated sugar or organic sugar, baking powder and salt and at once just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).
  • Stir in 1/3 cup almonds powder. Divide batter evenly among cups.
  • Sprinkle with sugar crystals or turbinado sugar.
  • Bake 10 15 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan to wire rack.
  • Make 24 mini muffins or 12 regular muffins.

Notes

Use proper tools. Silicone baking molds from Sunsella are preferable but optional. Always grease muffin molds or, muffins pan.
  • Use fresh oranges. Fresh oranges will give you the best flavor. If you can’t find fresh oranges, you can use orange juice and zest from a bottle, but the flavor won’t be quite as good.
  • Don’t overmix the batter. Overmixing will make the muffins tough. Just mix until the ingredients are combined, then stop.
  • Fill the muffin cups almost to the top. This will ensure that your muffins bake up nice and tall.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. This is the best way to tell if your muffins are done.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 165kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 4gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.3gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 174mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 65IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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