I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Whole Orange, Raisin and Bran Muffins

This is so cool because you use the whole orange!
And the raisins make these muffins just sweet enough.

1 cup all bran cereal
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup molasses

1 cup flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
zest of 1 orange (reserved)
1 orange, UNpeeled
3/4 cup raisins

In a large bowl soak the bran cereal in milk and molasses. In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and nutmeg together. Add to bran mixture.
Incorporate the egg and vegetable oil.
Zest the orange and set the zest aside.
Cut the whole unpeeled orange into large chunks and add to food processor. Pulse, but leave it a little chunky.  You don't want it completely puréed. See the little pieces of peel there!
Add this orange and the raisins to the batter.

Fill muffin cups and sprinkle the reserved zest on top.
Bake at 400 F for 20 minutes.  Check with a toothpick, it should come out clean.
Makes 12 delicious muffins

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