Fresh orange slices are combined with luminous organic turmeric powder to create a muffin that is both beautiful and delicious. Bakers and pastry chefs adore the fresh and balancing flavor of citrus zest in recipes.
Orange Muffins with Organic Turmeric Powder
However, grating zest can be a time-consuming process. In this recipe, we take an entire orange half, rind and all, and blend it up in an upright blender so you get all of the flavor enhancements of citrus zest without the hassle! Pairing these muffins with a pot of green tea makes for the perfect breakfast or midday snack.
¼ cup sesame oil
¼ cup coconut sugar
¼ cup full-fat unsweetened yogurt
1 cup spelt flour
½ cup chickpea flour
2 tsp organic turmeric powder
½ tsp pink himalayan salt
½ tsp baking soda
Optional: about 1-2 Tbsp black or white sesame seeds, or a mix of the two
Serving suggestions: honey with butter or ghee.
Keeping the rind attached, chop the orange into segments.
Add the chopped orange to an upright blender along with the egg, sesame oil, coconut sugar, and yogurt.
Blend on high speed until smooth.
In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients until evenly distributed.
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl and stir until just combined with the dry ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line a muffin pan with six large (2.5” diameter opening) baking cups.
Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to evenly distribute the batter between the muffin cups.
Optional: sprinkle a mix of black and white sesame seeds over the top of each muffin.
Bake the muffins for 15 minutes, then rotate the pan and bake for an additional 5minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 2 minutes.
Transfer the muffins from the tin to a cooling rack.
Serve with honey and butter or ghee
Calories 238, Fat 11.3 grams, Saturated Fat 1.7 grams, Cholesterol 27 milligrams, Sodium 130 milligrams, Carbs 28.5 grams, Fiber 5.9 grams, Sugar 4 grams, Protein 7.7 grams