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Blood Orange Mini Muffins

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Moist and Tender Greek Yogurt Mini Muffins are studded with big, juicy hunks of Blood Orange, topped with a crumbly Cinnamon Streusel, and drizzled with a vibrant Citrus Glaze. These sweet Breakfast Treats are perfect for weekend mornings!

Blood Orange Mini Muffins

  • Yield: about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • For the Streusel:
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the Muffins:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • zest of one blood orange
  • ¼ cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups roughly chopped blood orange segments (about 4 oranges)
  • For the Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • zest of one blood orange
  • 2 tablespoons blood orange juice

Preparation

  1. To make the Streusel:
  2. Place all the ingredients in a small bowl, and toss together with a fork. Set aside.
  3. To make the Blood Orange Mini Muffins:
  4. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and lightly mist a mini muffin pan with non-stick spray Place the flour, baking powder, salt, and zest in a medium bowl and stir with a whisk to combine. Place the melted butter, sugar, Greek yogurt, egg, and vanilla in a large liquid measure and whisk until incorporated. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, and stir together with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon, just until ALMOST combined (you should still see streaks of flour). Add the chopped orange segments, and fold carefully. Do not overmix. Place about 2 tablespoons of batter in each well of the muffin tin, and top with the reserved streusel. Bake for 3 minutes at 425 degrees F, then turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees F (don't open the oven door), and bake for an additional 8 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean.
  5. To make the Glaze:
  6. Place the powdered sugar, zest, and blood orange juice in a small bowl and stir to combine. Drizzle over the mini muffins.

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