Orange Flax Seed Muffins

I was looking for something different to do with muffins. I have a bunch of oranges in the fridge, and voila! These are light and healthy.

Orange Flax Muffins

  • 1 ½ C all-purpose flour (about 6 3/4 ounces)
  • ½  C raw wheat germ
  • 2 tbs ground flax seed
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1/8  tsp ground nutmeg
  •  ¾ C packed brown sugar
  • ¼ C canola oil
  • ½ C orange puree
  • 1 tsp grated orange rind
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 muffin liners
  • 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Preheat oven to 375°. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 8 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Make a well in center of mixture.

Combine brown sugar, oil, rind, juice, and eggs; stir with a whisk. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir just until combined. Arrange liners in muffin cups. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar. Bake at 375° for 17 minutes or until muffins spring back when touched in center.

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light

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