Sunday, April 19, 2009

Marmalade Muffins

The Pioneer Woman has just been inspiring me left and right this week! A few days ago, she posted these "Good Morning" muffins, and I thought to myself that it'd be a good treat to make the night before our trip to have for the car ride there and for snacks in the hotel room. I also didn't want to leave you guys too long without a post, so this is my first "scheduled" one - let's hope I did it right!

I thought I had everything on hand, but it turns out I had apricot preserves, not orange, and only 1.5 cups of it, not 2. So, I substituted the last 1/2 cup of fruit for fresh strawberries, diced up and it turned out great.

The batter is dairy free, using shortening as the fat and orange juice, the fruit, and eggs as wet ingredients. It smelled really delicious in batter form and while it was baking, plus this is a HUGE batch. It made 18 big muffins, so in the future I'd cut it in half. The fruit kept them really, really moist and the crumble on top is the perfect touch!


Mara @ What's For Dinner? said...

Those look fantastic!!! LOVE pioneer woman!

Nowheymama said...

I have some grapefruit marmalade I want to use. I'll have to try this.

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That looks great Christina!

I love that Pioneer Woman!!

These will have to go on my must make list!

Christina said...

I made these late Thursday night and this morning Johnny and I are still enjoying them. They've really stayed fresh and moist. They worked out PERFECTLY to have for the car ride and at the hotel room for breakfast instead of worrying if the continental one contained any whey products.

I highly recommend! And, like I said - maybe cut the recipe in half. I had to package them in one of those huge one-use aluminum roasting pans there were so many, and so big!

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

yummmmy! those look absolutely fantastic! love them