Thursday, January 12, 2012

Clementines Muffins

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, And since we've no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.... Hmmm..  If only I had a fireplace?! Funny that is the song going through my head today while From Cupcakes to Caviar was singing earlier "We had joy, we had fun.. we had seasons in the sun"  All in where you live!!

Completely nasty blustery, snowy day here today.  The weather service says we have had three plus inches of snow, but I have drifts well over a foot in places.  Needless to say, I am staying home today and making the soup that I prepared the stock for last night.  Oh wait, no I am not.  Apparently I don't have all the ingredients (imagine that), and I am not driving fourteen miles to the grocery store in this weather.  I so wanted to cook today, and to have some yummy warm food waiting for my boyfriend when he got home from his day out on the road.  But, I don't want to go out in this weather!  Wait, I have an idea.  This awesome blog I was reading the other day, 
Love.Peace.Happiness.Cooking., had a recipe that caught my eye for Clementines Muffins.  Is it possible my memory is right, and I do have all the ingredients?  Yup!  Success! Soup will have to wait!

These are such a healthy muffin, and they smelled amazing when I pulled them out of the oven.  Love the flavor of these, the clementines kinda brightened my day a bit.  Just wondering how long they will last, I may need to make up a second batch!

Clementines Muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 large egg
1/3 cup clementine juice
2 teaspoons grated clementine zest
1/4 cup chocolate chips, chopped
2 t. raw sugar (optional)

Preheat oven 350F. In bowl, combine  flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.  In another bowl, whisk together egg, melted butter, clementine juice and zest.  Pour the clementine mixture into the flour mixture. Mix gently. Add chopped chocolate.  

Spoon mixture into muffin pan and bake. Sprinkle each muffin with raw sugar, if desired.

Bake for about 20-25 minutes. If toothpick comes out clean, the muffins are ready.


  1. We love clementines here too. They are on my list to get tomorrow. Gonna have to try these too!

  2. Love the idea of the clementines & chocolate chips!! So jealous of your snow! It's super cold here where I live but no snow. Have a great weekend!