These came from a muffin website; not sure which one. These are very moist and always a big hit whenever I make them for guests or friends.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F,.
- Line the muffin pans with paper liners.
- Drain the mandarins reserving liquid.
- Add the orange extract and enough water to make 1 cup of liquid.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown and white sugars.
- In a separate bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, orange liquid and the butter.
- Add to dry ingredients with oranges and pecans.
- Stir just until moistened.
- Fill lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
- Bake for 20-25 mnutes.
A great but simple recipe for a first-time "baker"! More importantly, this muffin is so delicious I'm now inspired with my newly-discovered skill! Last weekend, I was collecting easy muffin recipes for my elderly mother who has just recently learned how to bake, as well. Since she is not computer-savvy, I browsed through several possibilities for her! Going through numerous recipes made me realize that baking did not seem so difficult after all. When I told my nurses about this, they challenged me to "shock" them by baking one of the recipes I collected for my mother! Today being a snowbound day made it ideal to try my hand at baking! I am impressed!
Delicious!! My oldest daughter and I loved them! Thanks so much!
I was a bit confused by the recipe: was it 1c of oranges AND juice, or 1c of just liquid? I went with 1c of liquid, and I think that was wrong; they were too mushy and totally flopped. Mine turned out a bit bland, too; I used water, but with a little extra extract and some zest. I like my muffins a tad sweeter than these; that would be easy enough to fix next time.