Orange-Pecan Oatmeal Muffins

Total Time
30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

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!

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.
Most Helpful

4 5

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.

5 5

These muffins have a very good taste. Almost no fat, that's great. I used 1 large egg instead of 2 egg whites. I used 2% milk cause that's what I had. I used more cinnamon cause I didn't find allspice. I didn't have rolled oats so used quick oats. And I used all purpose flour. Thanks FloridaNative :) Made for Holiday tag