Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sunshine Muffins

These orange muffins start with a whole fresh orange, peel and all.
They are quickly made in a food processor.
If you don't have a food processor you can puree
the orange and juice in a blender.
Cut the orange into 8 pieces and drop in the bowl
with 1/2 C orange juice.
Puree about 1 minute.
Add egg and melted butter. Blend until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients;
 flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
Pulse a few times just until blended.
Pour into sprayed muffin tin.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400. 
Let sit for 5 minutes before removing.
Enjoy warm. 
 Butter and raspberry jam would be good too.
Or let the muffins cool and glaze.
You can freeze leftovers.

Sunshine Muffins
1 orange
1/2 C orange juice
1 egg
1 stick butter or margarine, melted
1-3/4 C flour
1 C sugar
1 t baking powder
1 t baking soda

Cut the orange into 8 pieces and 
drop into a food processor.
Add orange juice and puree. 
Add the melted butter and egg.
Blend until smooth.
Add the dry ingredients and pulse 2-3 
times just until blended.
 Scoop into sprayed muffin tins.
Bake for 15-20 minutes at 400.
Let sit for 5 minutes before removing.
optional glaze
1 C powdered sugar
1-2 T orange juice
combine and spread about one tablespoon 
onto the top of each cooled muffin.



  1. I love the name of these muffins. I bet the orange taste is refreshing.

  2. They sound great, I love the idea of using a whole orange:@)

  3. I am making these... they are right up my alley! I love orange cake!!! And this muffin looks outrageous! Thanks for sharing these yummy muffins and joining ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  4. What a wonderful way to start the morning! Love the idea of using the whole orange!

  5. I came over from Stone Gable and these look wonderful. I think I am going to make them sometime this week. Yum!

  6. I'm excited to make the muffins. Thank you for the recipe! Cherry Kay

  7. Rita these look delightful. I thought ? when I saw the skin and all in processor... but I will so be trying these.... love orange flavour and these must be amazing.

  8. Hi Rita,
    These look like awesome muffins. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.
    Miz Helen

  9. Oh Yes Please! These looks amazing!
    (Love yer play list)

    ~Good Rule: Keep Cool!~
    ~Rainey @ The Project Table~

  10. I'm your newest follower... cause your blog rocks!

    ~Rainey @ The Project Table~

  11. These sound wonderful! Imagine...using a whole orange! I'm going to try them in the morning.
    Jane (artfully graced)

  12. Thanks Rita May, this is my dessert of rhubby this weekend, he's going to love them! Have a wonderful weekend you too. FABBY

  13. What a GREAT recipe! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this and other recipes with us! :)
    I hope to see you there!

  14. I made it before two days, in cream style and freeze it. It is delicious. We do not put any ingredients in it. It seems to freeze better and last longer.

  15. Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. I hope to see you back tomorrow :)

  16. THANK YOU so much for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I'd like to invite you back this week.
    I hope to see you again!

  17. Well, this is one of the best dish to eat at night camps. As well as very easy to prepare with the help of your steps by step suggestions. It is very delicious and too much testy dish.