Healthy Blood Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips
These semi-sweet Blood Orange Muffins use seasonal fruit and make a delicious healthy breakfast or snack.
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 muffins
- 3 blood oranges
- 3/5 cup flour a little more than 1/2 cup but less than 2/3 cup
- 1/2 cup ground almonds
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil I used rapeseed
- 1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk
- 60 g dark chocolate chips
- Almond flakes for sprinkling on top
Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Line a 6-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
Combine the flour, ground almonds and baking powder, stir thoroughly using a whisk and set aside.
To peel the oranges cut both ends off and place, one end down, on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife shave the peel off downwards all the way around, making sure you also remove the thin white skin around the orange. Chop into chunks, stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and set aside.
Whisk together the egg, 2 tablespoons of sugar and oil. Add the milk and stir well. Add the flour mixture all at once and stir a little. Add the orange pieces, chocolate chips and continue stirring until the dry ingredients are no longer visible (don't overstir).
Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases, sprinkle with almond flakes and bake for 27 minutes.
Carefully remove the muffins from the tin and place on a cooling rack.