Mandarin Orange Muffins

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tami Rose

To the Chinese, oranges and tangerines represent wealth, luck and abundant happiness. Start your day off right with our healthy orange muffins and a big glass of orange juice!

What You Need 1 1/2 C. flour 1 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. Salt 1/4 tsp. Allspice 1/4 tsp Nutmeg 1/2 C. sugar 1/3 C. margarine or butter flavored shortening 1 egg, beaten 1- 10 oz. can of Mandarin oranges, drained (reserve juice) 1/4 C. + 3 TBSP juice from reserved Mandarin orange juice OR 1/4 C. milk What You Do

Sift dry ingredients together. Add 1/3 C. margarine or butter flavored shortening, cut in until the mix crumbles. Add 1 egg, beaten, and reserved juice from reserved Mandarin oranges OR 1/4 C. milk. Add entire liquid to the dry mix. Mix just until moistened. Do not over mix to avoid dry, tough muffins. Fold in Mandarin oranges. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. Fill 3/4 full with batter then top muffin with one Mandarin orange. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes. Dip muffin tops in melted butter and cinnamon sugar mixture for a sweeter muffin.

Add Ins For Muffins:

Add chopped nuts, raisins, mini chocolate chips or sweetened coconut for an added taste treat.

Tami Rose (98 Posts)

Tami Rose lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 children. She is always on the lookout for fun, easy crafts that any age group can make. She is the Assistant Administrator on the forums. You can find her there under the username of "ajrsmom". She is also the Assistant Editor for and provides valuable support for the website.

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