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Orange almond muffin for 1

A single serve recipe for a heartier, protein-packed version of the classic orange blossom muffin.

A single serve recipe for a heartier, protein-packed version of the classic orange blossom muffin.

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 almond muffin for one

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.

Orange almond muffin for one

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.

Single serving orange almond muffin

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.

Orange almond muffin

Single Serve Orange Almond Muffin

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

A single serve recipe for a heartier, protein-packed version of the classic orange blossom muffin.

Ingredients

For the Muffin

  • 4 tablespoons almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking stevia
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon liquid egg whites
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon NuNaturals Orange NuStevia
  • 1/2 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt

For the Icing

  • 2 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 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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runtothefinish

Saturday 14th of September 2013

Better Breakfast September - Almond Giveaway!

Nuts. Sliced. Roasted. Toasted. Raw. Chopped. Blended…it really doesn’t matter how they come I love

Kat

Tuesday 15th of May 2012

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

Paige @ Running Around Normal

Monday 14th of May 2012

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

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

Monday 14th of May 2012

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

Angie@Angie's Recipes

Monday 14th of May 2012

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

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