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Walnut-Filled Muffins

Makes: 12 servings
Prep 35 mins Cool 5 mins Bake 350°F 20 mins
Walnut-Filled Muffins
Ingredients
  • 1 2/3  cups  walnuts (about 6 oz.), toasted
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1  tablespoon  orange juice
  • 1 3/4  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 2  teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1/3  cup  butter, softened
  • 2/3  cup  sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1/2  cup  orange juice
  • 1/4  cup  milk
  • 1  Frosting
Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with bake cups or lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In food processor finely grind nuts with 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and cinnamon. Add 1 tablespoon orange juice; process until combined. Using a rounded teaspoon, shape some nut mixture into 12 balls; set aside remaining.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoons salt; set aside. beat butter with mixer 30 seconds; beat in 2/3 cup sugar. Beat in egg, orange juice, and milk on low until combined. Gradually add flour mixture; beat just until combined. Spoon half of batter into cups; top with walnut balls, pressing in lightly. Top with remaining batter. Bake about 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remover and cool on rack. Spread frosting; top with reserved nut mixture. Makes 12 muffins.

Frosting

Yield: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1/3  cup  softened butter
  • 1  tablespoon  whipping cream
  • 1/2  teaspoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 1 1/2  cups  powdered sugar
Directions

1. In bowl beat butter, whipping cream, and orange peel with mixer on low speed until just combined. Add powdered sugar. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts (Walnut-Filled Muffins)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 391,
  • Fat, total (g) 22,
  • chol. (mg) 47,
  • sat. fat (g) 8,
  • carb. (g) 46,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 4,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 8,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 30,
  • pro. (g) 5,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • vit. C (mg) 6,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 56,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 239,
  • Potassium (mg) 132,
  • calcium (mg) 91,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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