Orange Coconut Muffins

Orange Coconut Muffins

Posted 2016-08-13 by Roy Chambersfollow
Adding a little bit of orange juice or orange zest to a muffin recipe can add both colour and flavour. For these muffins the focus is on the orange and the recipe uses a full orange, peel and all. The resulting muffins look beautiful and have a rich orange flavour. The coconut is not just for decoration on top but add flavour and texture to the muffin itself.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6-8 Muffins

1 1/4 cups self raising flour
1 whole orange (peel and all)
1/4 cup of orange juice (if needed)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup desiccated coconut
Extra coconut for the topping
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

  • Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl.

  • Chop up the whole orange, peel and all. Forget juicing and grating, this recipe includes everything, which means more vitamins and a lot more fibre. The orange peel will give the muffins a nice zesty tang.

  • Blend the chopped oranges. I was able to do this just using a little hand blender, but you have to be careful to make sure all the peel is properly blended.

  • Add in all of the other liquid ingredients and blend well.

  • Add the mix to the bowl with the dry ingredients and combine well mixing from the middle of the bowl. The result should have a nice cake mix consistency. That is, able to be poured, but not runny.

  • Spoon into a lightly greased muffin tin.

  • Generously sprinkle the extra desiccated coconut on top. Remember the tops will expand so you should heap it on.

  • Bake in an oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes.

  • Test that the muffins are ready by poking them with a toothpick. When the toothpick comes out dry they are ready. Take out of the oven and let rest for a few minutes before removing from the muffin tray and allowing to cool.

  • These muffins are great for snacks but also great as a dessert cake when served with ice cream or yogurt, and maybe a little fruit on the side.


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