Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Delicious orange polenta muffins that can be made quickly and easily. You can also add cranberries and nuts to add some variety to this recipe.
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup polenta
- 1⁄4 cup nonfat milk
- 2 tablespoons nonfat milk
- 1⁄4 cup orange juice
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3⁄4 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons orange zest, chopped
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix all dry ingredients together EXCEPT splenda or sugar, set aside.
- Mix all milk and all orange juice together, set aside.
- Beat butter until light and fluffy, add splenda or sugar and beat until extra light and fluffy (about 2 mins).
- Add eggs one at a time and beat after each addition.
- Add vanilla and zest, and beat well to combine.
- Fold in half flour mixture, mix slightly, fold in half milk/OJ mixture, mix slightly and repeat flour/OJ mixture combination. Fold until all is well combined.
- Divide into 12 muffin cups (buttered if not using non-stick or silicone), sprinkle brown sugar over the top of each muffin (if using), and bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.
They were tasty but dense and dry. I shouldn't have followed the recipe exactly as the temp was too high for our oven.
I made these muffins and they were a huge success! I topped them with a dollop of low fat Greek yogurt, a teaspoon of blue berries I had reduced the liquid as they were originally frozen and one strawberry quartered and cooked very slightly in honey. The colors and flavors were to die for.
I made these muffins with castor sugar rather than the slenda. Other than that I followed the recipe and your suggestion that cranberries and nuts could be added I opted for cranberries and pecan nuts in half the mix and half plain. A very unusual muffin, kind of crunchie and grainy, liked the sugar on top we did like them and i will make them again.