Orange Juice Muffins

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind (optional)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/3 cup oil

In a large bowl combine the flour, baking soda, salt, sugar and the orange rind, if you choose to use it. Mix these together with a fork or a whisk to make sure the ingredients are evenly distributed. Pour in the orange juice, crack in the egg, and measure in the oil. Stir the mixture up so that all the flour is moistened by the wet ingredients. Don’t over mix it; the batter should still be lumpy. Turn the batter into 16 or 18 well oiled muffin cups and bake at 400° for about 20 minutes. When they are nicely browned on top, remove them from the oven and allow to cool slightly. They may be eaten right away for breakfast or a snack, or you may frost them with the following concoction:

Simple Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional)

Combine everything in a small bowl and drizzle over baked muffins. My kids prefer them with the frosting, so this is how we usually eat them. These also make excellent lunch box snacks.

Ready for another baked goods recipe? Here’s another family favorite… blueberry muffins.

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