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Golden Orange Muffins Recipe

A whole orange—peel and all—lends the sunshiny taste to these golden muffins. They’re moist, tender and a great way to wake up your family in the morning. But feel free to enjoy them anytime of day.—Valerie Inman, Elkford, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium orange, unpeeled and cut into eight wedges
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a blender, combine the orange, orange juice, egg and oil; cover and process until blended. Gradually add dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in raisins and walnuts if desired.
  • 2. Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 14 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 muffin (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 137 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 292 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.