Whole Orange Muffins
Yes, you really do put the whole orange in the mix for these amazing muffins — skin and all! We like to use an organic or spray-free orange.
makes 12 small or 10 medium muffins
1 whole orange
120 g butter, melted
1/2 cup orange juice
1 1/2 cups plain flour, or gluten-free flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup raisins
icing sugar, to dust (optional)
Preheat oven to 180°C fanbake and grease or line 12 small or 10 medium muffin pans.
Cut whole, unpeeled orange into chunks and remove pips.
Place in a food processor and whizz to a purée.
Add butter, egg and orange juice and whizz to combine.
In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
Add orange mixture and fold in gently.
Do not beat.
Fold in raisins.
Spoon into prepared muffin pans and bake until risen and cooked through (15 minutes).
Dust with icing sugar before serving, if desired.
You can use gluten-free flour in place of plain flour if desired.