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Apple and Orange Muffin Recipe

My son’s birthday was on Sunday. So with the help of my older children I made these delicious Apple and Orange Muffins for breakfast. They’re vegan and have lots of nutrients, protein, and omega-6 from the hazelnuts. I have found these muffins also to be a wonderful mid-day snack with tea. Enjoy!

2 large peeled tart apples, cut in small cubes
3 plums, halved, pitted and each half cut into 4 slices
Grated zest of 1 orange
1 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts
1/2 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons coconut oil

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix the flour with chopped hazelnuts,  brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, a pinch of salt, and cinnamon.

Whisk together orange juice, orange zest, and melted coconut oil until blended.
Add the juice mixture to the flour mix, stirring just until all the ingredients are no longer dry. Stir in a little more orange juice if necessary. The batter should be slightly lumpy. Fold the apples into the mixture. Fill the batter into the muffin cups, not more than three-quarters full. Put a slice of a plum on the top of each muffin and bake them for about 40 minutes. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes.

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Snow Muffins


Got too much this winter? This recipe calls for a whole cup! Kids love to scoop up the snow and mix it into the batter of these fun muffins!


2 cups flour (you can use some whole wheat)

3 teaspoons baking powder

½ cup sugar

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup milk

1 egg ( the yellow disc in the photo is a frozen egg. We keep chickens in the summer and freeze extra eggs for winter baking)

4 tablespoons melted butter

1 teaspoon grated orange or lemon rind

1 heaping cup clean snow

(optional, add nuts, chocolate chips or raisins)


Makes 10 muffins. Grease the muffin tin. (Or let your kids do it, just be sure to do it again before spooning in the batter)

Mix the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Beat the milk, egg, butter and rind in a smaller bowl.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix.

Add the heaping cup of snow and mix in lightly.

Spoon the batter into 10 greased muffin tins and bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.

For extra fun, create an icing sugar snow sprinkling by sifting ½ teaspoon of icing sugar on top!

This recipe brought to you by Eve of Eve’s Little Earthlings. Eve ran a home daycare for 10 years and helped kids make snow muffins every winter.

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