I have been searching for recipes in my collection to share. They have to be yummy to make this blog. I come across an unusual recipe and have tried it twice, once with a substitute and once verbatim. The substitute was a fail.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 large room temperature eggs
- 3/4 Cup Triple Sec Liqueur (no substitutes)
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 10 to 12 orange sections (make sure your orange slices are juicy, sweet, and seedless and room temperature)
Preheat the oven at 375 degrees. Use liner cupcake papers in your cupcake pan. Sizes will vary for the muffin/cupcake pan. You may have to add or remove cooking time. Mine are just the standard cupcake size.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Add the orange zest. Stir in and make sure the orange zest is completely covered in the flour mixture. This will keep all the zest spread out in the muffin and adhere randomly in the muffin.
Beat your eggs, add them to the dry ingredient bowl with the remaining ingredients except for the orange wedges. Stir. Spoon your muffin cups using a ice cream scoop. Fill each muffin 3/4 full. Tuck one orange wedge each in the muffin cup batter, submersing until you cannot see it.
Sprinkle Brown sugar topping on top
Ingredients for the brown sugar topping are:
- 1/4 c flour
- 1/4 c light brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
Combine the above ingredients for a sprinkling over the wet batter muffins. You can also use this as a crumb topping after they are baked. I have tried it both ways. The next time I make this recipe, I will double the brown sugar recipe, adding half to the top of the mixture, and adding the second half after they have baked and are cooling.
Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center (not through the orange) comes out clean.
This muffin has a burst of orange juice in the center. This recipe has very little sugar within the muffin. The only sugar in the muffin is the banana and the orange.
Can you see the orange in the center?
This recipe made 12 muffins, last time it made 10. I suppose this relies on your banana size/volume.
The muffin on the right, you can see the orange sticking out of the top. That is ok, it is all good! A great breakfast muffin, or dessert muffin!
I could easily imagine raisins added or nuts, or even oatmeal!
Yum! Enjoy, and thanks for reading/subscribing to my blog!