Whole Wheat Orange Muffins with Zesty Glaze

adapted from tasty kitchen

Makes 9-10

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10-15 minutes

Cost: $.75 (That's about $.07/muffin; take that coffee shops)

milk: .05, oil: .03, egg: .10, 1 large orange: .25, whole wheat flour: .20, sugars: .12)

1/3 C milk

3 Tbsp canola oil

1 egg

2 Tbsp corn syrup

1/3 C orange juice (1 large orange)

1 pinch grated orange zest

1 C whole wheat pastry flour (I used white whole wheat)

1/3 C brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

For the zesty glaze:

1-2 Tbsp orange zest

2 Tbsp sugar

For muffins:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk milk, oil, egg, corn syrup, orange juice, and pinch of zest.

Mix in flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt until batter just combined. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean or with some moist crumbs. 

For glaze:

(You'll want to start this before you do the muffins so it can sit long enough to have the sugars melt.)

Combine zest and sugar. It will be granular at first (and smell awesome). Let it just sit there until the sugars have sort of melted and you have some watery stuff in the bowl. Then it's ready. Dip tops of muffins into this. 

Serve warm or cool. 

Posted by The Tasty Cheapskate: tastycheapskate.blogspot.com