Monday, August 8, 2011
Muffin Monday - Jam-Filled Almond Muffins
Jam-Filled Almond Muffins
makes 12 muffins
2 1/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1.5 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. sea salt
1/4 c. organic cane sugar (or brown sugar)
1 c. buttermilk
1/4 c. fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/4 c. butter or coconut oil, melted
1 t. real almond extract
1/3 c. low-sugar jam, for filling
1/2 c. sliced almonds, for topping
Preheat oven to 400F and grease muffin tin (we like to use coconut oil) or line with paper baking cups.
Measure flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a mixing bowl; stir with a whisk to blend.
Whisk eggs in a medium sized bowl; add sugar..
Whisk egg and sugar together until sugar dissolves. Stir in buttermilk, orange juice, almond extract, and melted oil of choice (we used butter this time) until well blended.
Add wet mixture to dry ingredients stirring only until moistened - don't over mix your muffins!
Fill prepared muffin cups 1/3 full. Drop a generous teaspoonful of jam (we used our recently made raspberry/blueberry jam -- delicious!) into the center of each muffin; top with remaining batter.
Sprinkle almonds on top of muffins...
Bake for 13 - 15 minutes; check with a toothpick to be sure they're done. (Ours were ready at 13 min.)
Cool slightly before removing muffins to a wire rack.
AnnaLynn and I would love to know if you give any of our muffin recipes a try. Let us know how they turn out or if you put a different spin on them. :)
This is the 31st installment in what will be, Lord willing, our year-long muffin adventure: Muffin Mondays! 52 Mondays, 52 Muffins. There are 20 more to come, stay tuned... Yes, we realize 31 plus 20 does not equal 52. You'll have to read our first Muffin Monday post if you want to know why we're missing one. :)
We are delighted to have had our recipe featured at April the 21st Century Housewife's Let's Do Brunch!!
This week's Muffin Monday post is being shared here: Mouthwatering Monday, Muffin Monday, Healthy Home Economist, Tuesdays at the Table, Tasty Tuesdays, Titus2sdays, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Home Sweet Farm, Far Above Rubies, Living Well Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Healthy 2day Wednesday, Raising Homemakers, Let's Do Brunch, Frugal Food Thursday, Full Plate Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Simple Lives Thursday, Friday Food, and Feasting in Fellowship Friday