We're home from our whirlwind trip to Toronto to celebrate Matt's sister's wedding (more on that SOON!)...sadly, we returned to a house full of sickies....poor Emma had been suffering with a tummy bug since Thursday night and Madelyne just started complaining of tummy pains the morning we returned.
Since we were home bound and taking it easy, I did a bit of baking yesterday afternoon while most of the house napped.
Here is a super easy muffin recipe I use often....I take no credit for the recipe...it's those ladies at "Best of Bridge" who came up with this winner:
Cut up one large orange into eight pieces (the rind & all)...I love this because you're getting all the good vitamins this way!
Toss the orange pieces in your blender, then add one egg, 1/4 cup oil and 1/2 cup orange juice.
Mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt. The recipe says you can combined dry ingredients and add to blender, maybe if you have a super-sonic blender this will work but my blender doesn't particularly like this idea - so, I just dump the wet into the dry (*and all the true bakers out there GASP!*)
And stir to combine...the recipe calls for raisins and/or nuts - our family preference is dried cranberries. They add a nice tang and some colour too.
So, toss in whatever you fancy...nuts, raisins, dried cranberries, etc....about 1/2 cup each.
Spoon into muffin cups and bake at 375* for 15-20 minutes.
And in just a few minutes fresh baked muffins that are sure the disappear in a jiffy!
Ours are almost gone already.
Hope you enjoy!