Mandarin Walnut Muffins

Mandarin Walnut Muffins

3/4 cup (180 mL) all-purpose flour
3/4 cup (180 mL) whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) nutmeg
1/4 tsp (1 mL) allspice
1/2 cup (125 mL) sucanat
1/3 cup (80 mL) butter
1 1/4 cups (325 mL) mandarin segments
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup (80 mL) milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped walnuts

Combine flours, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and sucanat. Cut in butter. Add orange segments and mix lightly.

Combine egg and milk. Add to flour mixture with walnuts, and combine just until flour is moistened. Do not overmix.

Pour batter into greased muffin pan, filling muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for 20 to 25 minutes or until firm to the touch. Remove from pan.

Makes 12 muffins.

Each muffin contains: 175 calories; 3 g protein; 8 g total fat (3 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 24 g carbohydrates; 2 g fibre; 118 mg sodium

Source: “Mandarin Appeal“, alive #337, November 2010

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