This cheery clementine muffins recipe packs some serious citrus and orange flavor. With a delicious crumb almost like an orange cake, these muffins are delicious as a treat for lunchboxes, as an after-school snack, or a delicious breakfast treat.
1TeaspoonVanilla ExtractUse real vanilla if possible
3Darling Clementines Zested
3Darling Clementines –Segments blended smoothYou can use the same three as above
3TablespoonsMini Chocolate Chips- Optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a big bowl, start by mixing together your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt with a spatula. Set to the side.
In a medium sized bowl melt your butter. Then add your vanilla extract, sugar, greek yogurt and beaten egg. Cream together your ingredients, adding air to your batter as you mix. Using a whisk at this step can help.
Zest the outside of three clementines and add the zest to your wet ingredients. Mix!
Remove the clementine segments from the skin. (The same clementines you zested works!) Take care to remove the white strings in the middle and any stuck to the outside. Unlike other citrus, darling clementines are pretty easy to peel.
Add the blended clementines to the wet ingredients and mix. Batter will be thick.
Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and blend well with a spatula.
Fill muffins all the way to the top with batter, dividing it evenly among the muffins.
Bake muffins in the oven for 10-13 minutes, or until when pricking with a toothpick no batter clings to the toothpick.