Orange almond muffin for 1

Cleaning the muffin tin is one of the worst kitchen chores in my opinion. No matter how much you grease that puppy up, stuff sticks to it and no cleaning apparatus lends itself to fitting in there easily.

Sometimes the internal debate about how badly I want a muffin vs. the clean up goes on in my head for hours. That happened Friday afternoon until I decided to make 1 instead of 12.

Um, duh. That’s all I have to say. Why I didn’t think of that before beats the hell out of me.

Orange blossom muffins immediately remind me of childhood. It’s not like my mom bought them all the time or bought any baked goods from the store with regularity really, but for some reason I conjure up memories of elementary school and after school treats when I think of them.

Thankfully, this outfit and haircut seem to be a repressed memory from that same time frame.

Thank you, mom and 1987. You were both so kind to me in the fashion department.

After carrying about 20 pounds of swag from the blend retreat home, getting searched by TSA because of the Fitmixer powder and having to repack my suitcase 3 times to get it all to fit, I was determined to use some of the stuff  that the awesome sponsors gave us. The orange stevia from NuNaturals seemed like the perfect thing to recreate an orange blossom muffin minus all the sugar from the grocery store bakery.

It came out perfect. Hearty from the almond meal, full of orange flavor, packed with protein and topped with an orange “icing”. Slightly more grown up than the childhood memory, no lacey ankle socks, buckle shoes or bowl shaped haircuts but enjoyed just the same.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Orange Almond Muffin for 1
 
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A heartier, protein packed version of the orange blossom muffin.
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Recipe type: muffin
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • ½ tablespoon baking stevia
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon liquid egg whites
  • ½ tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • ¼ teaspoon NuNaturals Orange NuStevia
  • ½ tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
Icing
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • 5-10 drops of NuNaturals Orange NuStevia
  • 5 drops of NuNaturals liquid stevia
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease one muffin tin with baking spray or line with muffin cup.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir together until incorporated.
  4. Pour batter into muffin tin and top with extra orange zest
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes until muffin is golden around the edges.
  6. Remove from pan and let cool for 3-5 minutes on a wire rack.
  7. While muffin cools, combine all ingredients for icing in a small bowl and stir together.
  8. Top muffin with icing if desired and enjoy warm.

 

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  1. 1

    This is such a great idea, and automatic portion control. I very rarely make muffins because my husband doesn’t eat them so I end up eating every one or I throw them away, both of which are not very good options. I love this!

  2. 2

    Wonderful idea! I love that you used greek yogurt as your topping! That is so perfect!!!

  3. 3

    Glad you got it all back in after TSA. I have those moments every time I travel.

    And I love this muffin idea. Single serving is always great!

  4. 4

    That picture is such a classic, from the hair down to the shoes! I had those dresses too and back then I thought I looked so cute wearing them. I think they’re still cute. Is that weird? These days when I see little baby girls wearing leopard print skirts and pink leather boots it makes me really sad. Makes me wish for old school dresses to come back.

  5. 5

    My husband refuses to wash dishes when the muffin tin is involved :) This is genius! And I love the orange flavor!

  6. 6

    LOVE the 1 muffin recipe. I rarely bake because my family can be so picky, I feel like I have to mentally prepare myself to be the one who eats more that I ever should so food doesn’t go to waste. Thanks for sharing!

  7. 7
    SlyOne7372 says:

    Wonderful idea! I would have never known how to
    make one cupcake. I’m on a 90 day challenge and
    cupcakes are the devils food! Lol
    Not only is there not 12 of them but high in protein
    also! Nice job!

  8. 8

    ONE muffin! wow…I love it. It looks delectable.

  9. 9

    I couldn’t do it… just 1?! That’s definitely a safe way to go though. Muffins and me are trouble.

  10. 10

    I love orange flavored desserts! This is right up my alley :)

  11. 11

    WOW that photo is fantastic!!!!!!!

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