Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Almond Orange Muffins-My little bit of winter sunshine
The winter blues have set in,the days are short,sun sets as early as at 5 o clock in my part of the world.Despite the long, cold sunless gloomy days,I can brighten my day by eating good mood foods. Fresh baked citrusy Orange muffins with wholesome almonds is one such uplifting foods to beat the winter blues.
1 cup almond meal or finely ground almonds
1 cup all purpose flour
1 large Orange
2 Organic Eggs
2 tablespoon butter softened
2 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon Pure Honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup low fat butter milk
1/4 cup reduced fat Organic milk or Orange juice
Silvered almonds for decoration
Preheat the Oven to 350F.
Beat the eggs ,butter and oil until smooth.Gradually mix in the butter milk,milk,sugar and orange zest until light and fluffy.
Sift the flour and the baking powder in to a large bowl.Mix in the almond meal and the egg mixture,stir until well combined.
Peel the orange very thickly so that white pith is removed.Segment the orange and halve the segments.
Line the muffin pan with paper cups,place a teaspoon of mixture in each paper cup and place the halved orange segment on the top.Add more mixture until the cup is two-thirds full.Sprinkle with slivered almonds.
Bake for about 20 minutes until golden brown.
Get a charge out of the cold day with the warm muffins and you desired hot beverage.
I'm sending these over to Purva's Christmas feast Event and JZ's Santa's Holiday Challenge