Sunday, 4 December 2011

Orange Cinnamon Muffins

Sunday calls for making.... something. These muffins have been a huge favourite for a while, and I make them pretty frequently. They're like a mixture between donut and muffin. And there's orange in them, so you can use that as an excuse to call them a breakfast food. Everyone loves them. 

Instead of the nutmeg I substituted cinnamon in (1 tsp) and I added zest of 1 orange. I can't imagine making them without the orange anymore, it just completes the muffin.


1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg 
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup milk (I've also used almond milk and soya milk- they all work.)

zest from 1 orange (use a zester, the fine side of a cheese grater or if all else fails, scrape the orange peel with a beer bottle cap...i know you have some lying around.)

1/2 cupsugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 tsp cinnamon

photos of the process:

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium-large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined, but still a bit lumpy. Don't overmix. Scoop batter into muffin tins that have sprayed with cooking spray. Using a scoop, scoop batter into muffin tin. This only makes about 10 medium sized muffins. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until they just start to turn a bit golden at the edges.

For the topping, mix sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Place melted butter in another small bowl. Dip the warm muffins in melted butter, then in cinnamon sugar....


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