Walnut and Orange Muffins are the answer if you like flavorful, moist and textured muffins. Combining the richness of walnuts and the aroma of orange, this amazing Walnut and Orange Muffins recipe not only promises but delivers incredible taste. They’re a perfect option for snacks or even an amazing dessert. And I must warn you, the challenge will be eating just one.
Intensely flavorful Walnut and Orange Muffins
These Walnut and Orange muffins are a richness in a single muffin. And why do I say that? Because with the selected ingredients, you’ll have a muffin full of flavor thanks to the orange juice and zest. Besides, it’s undoubtedly one of the moistest and fluffiest muffins I’ve ever made, not to mention the spectacular crunch that the walnut pieces give. I know, you’re already eager to make your own batch. It’s truly a delight, I promise.
Food can indeed be a sensory journey and this recipe is the perfect example. With simple yet very rich ingredients, we have a delicious snack or an incredibly tasty dessert.
Versatility of Walnut and Orange Muffins
More than delicious, I love versatile, practical and quick recipes. Our time is precious and among the thousand tasks of our daily lives, I believe and advocate that we must use it wisely. This includes making the best choices in the kitchen. And no, I’m not just talking about choosing the best ingredients or the healthiest recipes. I’m referring to cooking our meals smartly, meaning, eating well, healthy, without spending too much time in the kitchen. Not to mention the advantageous aspect of not cooking just for that meal and thus, preparing in advance for the next ones.
That’s what happens with this Walnut and Orange Muffins recipe. Besides being delicious, super practical to take along and versatile, you can always make them in larger quantities and store them. That way, you’ll always have ready-to-grab snacks to take to the office, to the garden or simply to enjoy at home while reading your book and sipping a cup of tea.
I also suggest how practical they can be for a picnic, for example. You can even make them in smaller muffin forms, like miniature muffins. Or on the other hand, you can cook them in a tray and then cut them into small squares.
You’ve already realized that there are many ways to make these muffins, you just shouldn’t, by any means, stop making them.
Why will everyone love these muffins?
Did I mention that the challenge with these muffins is to stop at just one? And believe me, it’s true. I’d even say they’re addictive! Because the combination of flavors, their moisture, and even the crunchiness of the walnuts make it really hard to resist. And it’s not just me who says so. I’ve made them for friends and family, and they were always approved, not to mention that they disappeared in an instant.
The ingredients you’ll need
- Spelt flour – if you prefer, you can use regular wheat flour
- Walnuts – although I haven’t tried it, I believe it should be equally delicious with another types of nuts.
- Sugar – you can adapt it with another granulated sugar of your choice. I haven’t tried it with agave or another liquid sweetener, so I’m not sure about the final result. However, if you try it, please share with me.
- Baking powder
- Olive oil – you can replace it with an equal amount of neutral coconut oil
- Milk or plant-based
How to Prepare This Delicious Recipe
- First, start by combining all the dry ingredients in a spacious bowl. Make sure the flour, baking powder and any other dry ingredients are fully integrated. Then, in another bowl, combine the liquid ingredients, such as eggs, milk, and oil, and mix them until you get a homogeneous consistency. Now, gradually add the liquid ingredients to the dry mixture, stirring constantly to ensure everything is evenly incorporated.
- Secondly, it’s time to prepare the oven. Preheat the oven to 180ºC to ensure it’s ready when the muffins are set to bake, ideally 15 minutes before placing the muffins in the oven.
- Next, carefully pour the batter into the greased muffin tins, distributing evenly to ensure each muffin bakes consistently. Place the tins in the preheated oven racks and bake for about 35 minutes, or until the muffins are golden brown and cooked through. To test readiness, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin, if it comes out clean, the muffins are ready!
- Finally, if you’d like to add a crunchy and tasty layer of walnuts on top of the muffins, wait about 20 minutes into the baking time and, delicately, open the oven. Sprinkle the walnuts generously over the muffin batter and return to the oven for a few more minutes until the walnuts are lightly golden and the muffins are ready to be enjoyed.
These Walnut and Orange Muffins are indeed irresistible and versatile. Combining the richness of walnuts with the citrusy aroma of oranges, these muffins are not only delicious but also a healthy and convenient option for snacks or desserts. Their moist texture and the crunch of the walnuts make them a true indulgence for any occasion.
Moreover, the versatility of this recipe is remarkable. From being a practical option to take to work or a picnic, to being an exquisite dessert to serve to guests, these muffins adapt to various situations. The possibility of preparing them in large quantities and storing them for future meals is also a plus, making them a convenient solution for busy everyday life.
We can’t forget that preparing these muffins is simple and quick, ensuring that even those with little time available in the kitchen can enjoy a homemade and healthy treat. With common ingredients and clear instructions, anyone can create these delights in the comfort of their own home.
In summary, Walnut and Orange Muffins are a true celebration of flavors and practicality. By trying this recipe, you will not only delight in its unique taste but also discover a new way to incorporate healthy and tasty ingredients into your daily diet. Try it today and let yourself be enchanted by this perfect combination of textures and aromas.
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Walnut and Orange Muffins
- 1 cup spelt flour
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 orange juiced and zested
- 2/3 cup milk or plant-based milk
- In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix well.
- Preheat the oven to 180ºC.
- Pour the batter into a greased muffin tins and bake for 35 minutes.
- If you'd like to add walnuts on top, open the oven after 20 minutes and sprinkle the walnuts over the batter.