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Orange Nutella Muffins



This is a revisit of an older recipe that I've tried a few years back. Decided to post nicer photos, and since I am studying the ratio of muffins and cupcakes these days, I am happy to try out these orange Nutella muffins!

Though I am quite a health conscious person, there are some food items that I cannot let go of! And especially my Nutella addict husband (lol). Like Nutella makes everything better! Of course, this might not be a good choice of spread for the kiddos.






These muffins are great with a slight tang - probably from the yogurt - and pairs quite well with the Nutella, so they are not so sweet on the overall.

Also, muffins and cupcakes made with yogurt and/or oil usually taste best the next day. So do make these 1 day ahead. I tried some on the same day that I've baked, and they tasted a little too chewy. On the next day, the flavor of the yogurt and oil developed better, and the muffins were quite soft and not too dense.

This recipe is also a very simple mix and bake one. So it's quite convenient for a quick fix for the next day's breakfast!



yield: Makes about 12 regular muffinsprint recipe

Orange Nutella Muffins

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 15 MINStotal time: 25 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 300g plain flour
  • 3.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 140g sugar
  • 1 tbsp finely grated orange rind
  • 60ml orange juice
  • 240ml natural yogurt
  • 120ml rice bran oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
Topping
  • Nutella, about 12 tsp

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C fan-forced. Grease muffin pan or prepare muffin cups.
  2. Whisk together flour and sugar in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Add in orange rind, orange juice, yogurt, oil and egg. Stir the mixture until just combined.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared muffin pan holes or cups. Drop 1 dollop of Nutella onto the mixture and swirl with a toothpick or chopstick.
  4. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Remove from oven and let stand in pans for about 3 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Taste best on the next day.

    Note: Recipe adapted from Taste.com.au. You can use any flavorless oil for this recipe.
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