These muffins have a phenomenal flavor from the fresh orange, juice and zest. These muffins have a phenomenal flavor from the fresh orange, juice and zest. Israeli Kitchen These muffins have a phenomenal flavor from the fresh orange, juice and zest. (Photo: Sarah F. Berkowitz)

Orange pistachio muffins

A uniquely delicious breakfast muffin with zesty orange and crunchy pistachio topping.

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  • Yield: 2 dozen muffins
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes

My muffin mania has not abated, even with all the veggies and green leafy things happening around here. So I figure the least I can do is add some vitamin C-rich fruit and healthful nuts into these scrumptious baked goods. Hey, I try.

These muffins have a phenomenal flavor from the fresh orange, juice and zest. It’s a triple header if you like oranges. And who doesn’t? Feel free to use blood oranges, mineolas, cara caras or even mandarins. They’ll all yield a slightly different flavor, but will work beautifully in these orange muffins.

Ingredients

    Muffins:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1 1/3 cup orange juice
  • segments of 1 orange, chopped
  • 1 cup melted margarine or coconut oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Streusel:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pistachios

Directions

Preheat oven to 340° F. Line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners.

Combine dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and mix gently just until combined, about 50 strokes.

To make streusel, use a fork to combine flour, sugar, oil and cinnamon in a small bowl or glass measuring cup. Add pistachios and mix.

Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin liners 2/3 full. Using a teaspoon, sprinkle streusel over muffins.

Bake 15-17 minutes, or until tops spring back when lightly pressed.

Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Related Topics: Baking, Breakfast

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