Whole Orange Streusel Muffins

After a brief hiatus, I am back! I have been moving and settling into a new house with new housemates and a new, exciting job! I have been busy but I have really missed being in the kitchen and blogging. Due to working full time, I will really only be able to post once a week, if that, but I will try! 

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Today was the first day I really had time, and an open kitchen, to bake. I decided to make muffins! I love muffins and these are amazing! They are moist, slightly dense, and seriously fresh! Do you have an orange tree overflowing with oranges? Well, then this is a perfect recipe for you to try since it contains a whole orange, peel and all. 

This recipe is adapted from here. I changed how to prepare the batter and added vanilla and salt along with the streusel. 

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Whole Orange Streusel Muffins
Moist muffins complete with incredible, natural orange flavor and topped with crunchy streusel.
  • 1 orange, quartered (with peel)*
  • 1/2 C orange juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1/2 C salted butter, softened
  • 3/4 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Streusel Topping:
  • 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/4 C + 1 T old fashioned oats
  • 2 T granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 T salted butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. 2. In a food processor blend orange and orange juice until smooth. 3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric handheld mixer. Add egg and mix. Add vanilla and orange mixture. Beat until smooth. 4. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients until just combined. 5. In another bowl, mix all streusel ingredients and use a fork or pastry cutter to mix in butter. 6. Line muffin tin with baking cups. Fill muffin tin 3/4 full of batter. Cover each muffin with a large pinch of streusel mixture. ** 7. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned. Let cool and enjoy! * I used a Cara Cara orange. Make sure it is washed! ** Not all the streusel will be used but is great on most baked goods!
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 16 muffins
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