Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Orange Cherry Muffins - Gluten Free
These are sure to be a hit with everyone. The tangy orange combined with the flavorful cherries make a great breakfast, brunch, lunch, snack...
1 whole orange
1/2 cup orange juice or water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cups flour mix*
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried cherries
Preheat your oven to 375. Puree the orange with the juice or water (i.e. cut the orange into wedges, put into a food processor or magic bullet or blender and puree the whole thing, skin and all... trust me). Then, chop up the dried cherries a bit. Mix the orange puree, egg, oil, and honey together (sometimes it helps to heat the honey in the microwave a bit). Mix the dry ingredients together. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet with a wooden spoon, whisk, or stand mixer - whatever you prefer. Fold in the chopped dried cherries. Spoon batter into a greased muffin tin, about 3/4 full in each . This should make 12 muffins. For an extra boost, sprinkle sugar on the tops of the muffins before you stick them in the oven, it just makes the top a little fancier.
Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean. Enjoy!
*see blog on flour mix
Just because it's gluten free, doesn't mean it can't be delicious