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Orange Chocolate Muffins

 Orange Chocolate Muffins
No one can resist these muffins, which feature a pleasant pairing of orange and bittersweet chocolate. They're sensational for breakfast with a warm mug of coffee or tea. —Anna Pidhirny, Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
18 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the
  • sour cream, orange juice and peel. Combine the flour, baking powder,
  • baking soda and grated chocolate; stir into creamed mixture just
  • until moistened. Fill paper-lined muffin cups three-fourths full.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out
  • clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
  • Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 171 calories, 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 119 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.