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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.

Ingredients
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
Method
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

26 comments:

Happy cook said...

Yeah they do look sunny for a winter days.
I love this muffin they looks delciious and pretty.

Curry Leaf said...

What u said is true.These are perfect for wintery sunshine.These are healthy and provide warmth and comfort

Arundhuti said...

pretty muffins!

Ann said...

This is my all time fv..and the pictures in your place make me feel like reading a book of photographs

Shaheen said...

The muffin looks so good. I could do with one right now!

Pam said...

Yum. These look like a perfect breakfast treat. Great post!

Priya said...

cute muffins, would love to have those awesome muffins rite now..

Cham said...

Citrus are my fav, what an aromatic way to start those bitter cold morni!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Muffins are looking perfect as sunshine. Nice recipe... YUM!....

Gita's Kitchen said...

These muffins are sure to chase the winter blues like you said, great for an evening snack with tea, love the picture :)

Pearlsofeast said...

Lovely one Yasmeen. I love to use almond meal and orange combo is superb.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

muffins look gorgeous. perfect with a cup of tea.. hmmm i want some now :)

Sunshinemom said...

Two of my favorite ingredients together, and they looks so good! How crumbly are your muffins, Yasmeen. I would love some of those right now while the sun rays are warming me:)

Navita said...

orange and my fav breakfast...muffins! yum yum

Adlak's tiny world said...

M... i can feel the taste and aroma of oranges here dear....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yummy.

notyet100 said...

i cant help droolin,..:-)thy look like ray of sunshine for delhi winters,..look so warm,..:-)

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i like the look of these very much - the orange centre gives them a different edge

Varsha Vipins said...

Wow..You got an absolutely wonderful space here..I am following you..Let me be lil healthy..I loved this recipe..It even sounds so tempting...:)
Thanx Yasmeen for the vist and lovely comment..Pls be around..:)

Lisa said...

These look delicious. I love almonds and use almond butter in baked goods sometimes.

Sara said...

These look great, I love almond meal but I don't cook with it very often.

Keerthana said...

wow!love that and everything here.had a nice time lingering around all those yummy recipes.bookmarked!

meeso said...

I can imagine how these smell while baking! It would remind me of summer! YUM!

Bharti said...

I could use some sunshine! It's nasty here. the muffins look lovely and I love the first picture.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Yumm the muffins look absolutely delicious

Purva Desai said...

Almond and Orange what a lovely flavour blend together....perfect for tea time snack...

Dear you can sent this for Christmas Feast Event

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