Vegetarian Snack

Mandarin Orange Muffins

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Mandarin Orange Muffins

Mandarin Orange Muffins - Citrus wake up snack! Great for the office too

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Health Score:
7,8 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr
Preparation

Healthy, because

Even smarter

These muffins contain immune-boosting vitamin C thanks to the mandarin oranges. 

Orange blossom water is not usually available at grocery stores, but can be found at middle eastern specialty stores.

Ingredients

for
6
Ingredients
1 cup all-purpose flour (heaped)
½ tablespoon Baking powder
1 pinch salt
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup 2% milk
1 small egg (beaten)
1 Mandarin orange (finely grated zest)
Orange blossom water (optional)
cup vegan or regular butter (melted)
To decorate
2 Mandarin orange (peel cut into thin strips, white pith discarded)
½ cup sugar
¼ cup water
Orange blossom (flowers and leaves)
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Preparation steps

1.

Heat the oven to 200°C / 400°F. Place paper liners in 6 muffin tins.

2.
Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl.
3.
Whisk together the milk, egg, zest, orange flower water and melted spread.
4.
Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture. quickly stir until just combined.
5.

Spoon into the paper liners and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.

6.
To decorate: put the mandarin peel strips into a pan, cover with cold water, and bring to a boil. Drain well.
7.
Heat the sugar in a pan over a low heat until golden. Do not stir. Add the water and heat gently.
8.
Add the mandarin peel strips and bring to a boil. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the peel is translucent. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
9.

Place strips of peel and the flowers on the muffins.