This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.
"I believe the world to be a muffin pan, and there certainly are a lot of muffins here."
-Aaron Funk, Musician
These muffins can be made with stevia instead of Splenda. Use 12 packets of Truvia brand for each 1/2 cup of Splenda. Z Sweet brand measures like sugar so you will need 1/2 cup of that product.
Orange and almond are made for each other. Using half of the almonds inside the muffin adds a wonderful chewy texture. On top they add both a nutty flavor and a crispiness.
Servings: 6 | Serving size: 1 muffin
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied and will keep for 24 - 48 hours in a plastic bag. These freeze fairly well if sealed tightly in a plastic bag.
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Using a whisk beat the egg yolk until frothy and then cream together with the canola oil. Add the Z-Sweet or Splenda and whisk until smooth. Add the yogurt and almond extract while whisking.
Place the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour salt, baking powder and baking soda in a sifter and sift into the mixing bowl. Add the wheat germ. Add the orange zest and 1/4 cup of the almonds.
Gently fold the creamed mixture together with the flour mixture. As this is blended whisk the egg white until frothy and white. Fold into the muffin batter.
Slowly add the buttermilk and orange juice, blending after each until smooth. As soon as the mixture is well blended, stop.
Line a standard size muffin tin with 6 muffin papers and fill each muffin paper with an equal amount of batter. Sprinkle the top with the brown sugar and the remaining 1/4 cup almonds.
Bake for 20 - 22 minutes.
Serving size: 1 muffin
|Calories 240||Calories from Fat 81|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 9g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||10%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 32g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||11%|
|Vitamin A 4%||Vitamin C 8%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 10%|
|Vitamin K 0.5mcg||Potassium 200mg|