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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Orange Almond Honey Muffins

I've been on a citrus kick as of late and this little recipe turned out so good! Easy and fast. Use the honey butter to spread on the cooked muffins if you want....but that's totally an option. A good option, I might add. Either way these muffins are stinkin' good!

Orange Almond Honey Muffins

1 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter ~ room temperature
1/2 cup honey

1 egg
1/4 cup orange juice concentrate
1 teaspoon orange zest
1/2 cup sliced almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl, beat butter and honey until light fluffy.

Beat in egg, orange juice concentrate and orange zest.

Gradually add flour mixture and mix until just blended.

Fill 12 - 15 lined muffin cups.

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.

Remove to wire rack to cool.

Serve with cinnamon honey butter. (Recipe follows)

Here's the ingredients for the muffins.

Combine the flour, baking powder, 
baking soda and salt in a bowl. Set aside.

Whip the butter and honey together 
until fluffy then beat in the egg.

Add the orange juice concentrate and the orange zest.

Add the flour.

Then fold in the almonds.

Place batter into muffin cups.

Then bake!

Cinnamon Honey Butter

1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place ingredients in a bowl and combine until smooth. Serve with muffins.

For the honey butter...

..add everything in a mixing bowl 
and stir until well combined.

Serve with muffins!!