Orange-Pecan Oatmeal Muffins

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by FloridaNative

From "Lean Beach Cuisine - A Collection of Healthy Coastal Recipes" by Jewel Cammarano, I've modified the original recipe, adding orange extract in place of vanilla extract. I love oranges and pecans, so this recipe just called out to me!

Top Review by Outta Here

These have a great flavor, but turned out a bit dense. Either some added fat is needed, or All-purpose flour instead of whole wheat. I think I would add about 1/8 cup canola oil (and decrease milk). The orange-maple-pecan combo is great, though, and they are just right, sweetness-wise.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare muffin tin with vegetable cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg whites until frothy. Add the maple syrup, orange juice, milk, extract, spices and orange peel.
  3. Mix with a wooden spoon, until well blended. Stir in the oats, flour and baking powder until all ingredients are moistened. Fold in the pecans.
  4. Fill 12 muffin cups about 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes or until muffin tops are golden and spring back to the touch.

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