Saturday, March 31, 2007

Pineapple Orange Muffins

For Rosie:

1 cup crushed pineapple (8.5 oz can)
3/4 cup milk, approximately
1 large egg, beaten
2 tsp. orange peel, grated
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp. double acting baking powder
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine, melted

Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place juice into a measuring cup, adding milk to equal one cup. Combined with orange peel and beaten egg. Sift together in large bowl, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Blend juice-milk mixture into dry ingredients, alternating with melted margarine. Mix until just blended; do not overmix. Stir in drained pineapple. Pour into lightly greased muffin tins. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 18-22 minutes, or until golden brown. Yield: 12 muffins.

4 comments:

Rosie said...

Oooh! Thanks! I am heading to the grocer soon to pick up a fresh orange. I will try some coconut in this one to see how it turns out. I love to experiment. It's hard to mess up a muffin packed with fruit.

Thanks again.

Epicure68 said...

So how did your muffins turn out? You're right, anytime there's fruit involved, it's got to be good.

CountryGarbo said...

Uh, not for G who claims to not like fruit pies except for fresh strawberry and also doesn't like fruits with her chocolate. Strange puppy. ;>

Epicure68 said...

What?!?! Bumbleberry pies are delish, especially a la mode.