Tuesday, January 27, 2015

{Skinny} Orange Muffins

Muffins are such a glorious food.  A sweet little, hand sized morsel.  Pair it with some fruit and milk and you've got breakfast.  And it takes no time to throw them together for the perfect afternoon snack.  And you can go so many different directions with them.  Just look on pinterest and you'll find muffin recipes out to wazoo.  These orange muffins are a gem.  Just ask my kids who make them disappear in record time, every time.  They have a little citrus punch that will brighten up any cold winter day.  The greek yogurt substitution makes it so moist and cuts down on the calories so you can enjoy this cute little muffin, guilt free!  The glaze is fabulous and adds even more orange zip.  Of course, you can leave the glaze off to make it a little "skinnier".

1⅔ cup flour
⅔ cup white sugar
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
⅓ cup coconut oil
⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
⅓ cup milk
1 egg
1 TBS orange zest
Optional Glaze:
2 TBS fresh orange juice
1 cup powdered sugar
1 TBS orange zest

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line muffin tin with baking cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.  Whisk together coconut oil, Greek yogurt, milk, egg and one tablespoon of orange zest together in a medium bowl.  Stir in flour mixture just until moistened.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.  Bake for 16-20 minutes or until just golden brown. Cool in pan for several minutes before removing.
Optional Glaze:
Combine orange juice, powdered sugar, and glaze in small bowl. Mix until smooth.
Drizzle over muffins a few minutes after removing from pan.

Source:  Mom On Time Out


Jamie Young said...

You know I love a good muffin recipe, can't wait to try these!

Janessa said...

I think of you when I make muffins now because I know you've totally got a thing for them!

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