Whole Wheat Apple Orange Muffins

Whole Wheat Apple Orange Muffins

I’ve always been the type of person who thinks ‘what do I feel like cooking or baking this week?’ I brainstorm some ideas and then I’m off to the grocery store to pick up whatever I need. It occurred to me recently that such thinking, while gratifying, isn’t exactly economical. I have an entire pantry and fridge full of supplies. Why not simply search around for ingredients I have on hand and go from there? This is probably what the rest of the universe already does, but sometimes I look past the obvious. Since we’re on a bit of a restricted budget right now, it’s my new plan. And that is how this entry came to be.I hesitate to call these Whole Wheat Apple Orange Muffins because the orange flavor didn’t come through as much as I expected it to. But it was there. I added 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice and 1 tablespoon of orange zest. I contemplated adding 1 tsp of pure orange extract but went against my better judgement. Next time I’ll definitely add that and I recommend you do the same if you want an orange flavor that stands up to the apples. All that being said I think the orange ingredients definitely brightened up the recipe with a delicate aftertaste. The final product was ridiculously moist and the brown sugar topping added the perfect crunch.I’ve adapted this recipe from King Arthur Flour. Aside from the oranges, I also added more apples.

This recipe contains flour (whole wheat), flour (all-purpose), baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, oranges, butter (unsalted), sugar, sugar (brown), eggs, milk (buttermilk), oranges, apples

18 muffins servings

Prep time: 20 min

Cook time: 30 min