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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Orange Strawberry Streusel Muffins

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Every Sunday, I can usually be found in the kitchen making muffins. I like to bake up a batch of muffins and have them handy as snacks, or for Mr.B's lunch box during the week. My go to recipe is usually contains bananas, but now and then I like to switch it up. Once again my friend Susan from Mom's Recipe Collection posted the most delicious looking muffins, last week. I knew right away I wanted to make them and jotted down the recipe. Well, Sunday morning rolled around and as I was making breakfast, I discovered that my strawberries were getting ready to turn. Not wanting to waste them, I decided to add them to Susan's muffin recipe, rather than cranberries.


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These muffins smelled wonderful before they were even in the oven. The nice bright burst of citrus, paired with the cinnamon-y sweetness of the topping was making my tummy rumble. They are nice and moist and I love the extra bit of sweetness from the brown sugar and the savory crunchiness from the toasted nuts. The kids and Hubby all loved these too and I am a little embarrased to say that we have almost eaten the whole batch; and it's only Tuesday, LOL. I'm including a video of me making the muffins, if you'd like a peek into my kitchen.



Orange-Strawberry Streusel Muffins
 Adapted from Susan Harder and Mom's Recipe Collection
printable version
2 c flour
1/3 c sugar (may add a bit more if you want a sweeter muffin)
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 lrg egg
1/4 c veg oil
3/4 c milk
1/4c orange juice
1/2 tsp grated orange peel
1 c fresh strawberries, chopped

topping:
1/4 c slivered almonds
1/4 c brown sugar ,packed
1/2 tsp cinnamon

In a bowl whisk dry ingredients. Toss in berries to coat. In separate bowl, mix rest of ingredients.. Gently and throughly mix dry ingredients into wet. Put into muffin tins 3/4 full. Mix topping and sprinkle over batter. Bake at 375* till browned or they are domed and toothpick comes out clean.


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2 comments:

MM said...

Thanks for linking up, Cindy.
The texture of these muffins looks perfect. I'm all about what tops a muffin--my favorite part!

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

I love the crunchy topping on these lovely muffins, and the strawberry orange flavour combination sounds delicious. It was nice to have a look at your kitchen :-)