Toasty Whole Grain Orange Muffins

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Quinoa, rolled oats and whole wheat flour give these hearty muffins staying power. Top with a smear of your favorite marmalade.

Toasty Whole Grain Orange Muffins
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
15 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup regular rolled oats

  • ½ cup cooked quinoa, cooled

  • cup finely chopped walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 orange

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 2 eggs

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted

  • Orange marmalade (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place oats, cooled cooked quinoa, and walnuts in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan; toss together. Add oil; toss to coat. Spread in an even layer. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until toasted, stirring once. Remove; cool in pan on a wire rack.

  2. Grease twelve 2 1/2-inch muffin cups; set aside. In a large bowl stir together all but 1/4 cup of the quinoa mixture,the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside.

  3. Finely shred 2 teaspoons peel from the orange. Juice the orange to get 3 tablespoons. In a 2-cup measure whisk together buttermilk, eggs, sour cream, butter, orange juice, and orange peel. Add all at once to flour mixture. Gently stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy).

  4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each three-fourths full. Sprinkle with remaining quinoa mixture. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool in cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve warm. If desired, serve with orange marmalade.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

238 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 267mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 2.6mg 13%
Calcium 78mg 6%
Iron 1.9mg 11%
Potassium 187mg 4%
Folate, total 51.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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