Whole Orange Muffins

Amazing muffins made with a whole orange, peel and all.

1 whole orange
1/2 cup orange juice
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 400F; spray a muffin tin (12) with non-stick cooking spray. Cut the orange into quarters, leaving the peel on. Remove seeds if there are any. Put orange quarters in food processor along with orange juice and process until pureed. Add egg, oil and applesauce into food processor and combine; pour into large bowl. Combine dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, then add all at once to orange mixture. Stir to combine. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes; remove from oven and let stand in tin for 5 minutes before removing muffins.

I really enjoy the combination of orange and chocolate. That’s why I always love getting chocolate oranges for Christmas. So I thought these muffins were delicious. I was a little skeptical about keeping the orange peel on, but it really does work nicely. It gave the muffins such a vibrant taste of orange. The boys really liked these muffins too. In fact, I have a video clip to prove that Cole liked them very much!

-Recipe adapted from Food.com

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Welcome! I’m Megan.

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