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Mandarin Orange Breakfast Bites Recipe

These taste like doughnuts without the hassle of rolling out and frying. Our daughter likes me to have them waiting for her and her friends after school.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained and diced
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, whisk the egg, milk and extract. Stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Fold in oranges.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Dip tops of warm muffins in melted butter, then in cinnamon-sugar. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 215 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 258 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.