Tuesday 26 February 2013

Cheeky Streaky Mango Muffin with Orange Zest

I am not sure where this recipe came from. I’ve had this basic muffin recipe for years. In fact this was the recipe I used to bake my 1st muffin ever. It so simple and easy and just one of those never fail recipes that I love.
I love mangoes. There is nothing like a good mango; sweet, ‘stick to my fingers and face’ juicy, taunt and fragrant. Most people favourite mango is the Alphonsos but my brother Varun and I love the Banganpalli. I like my mangoes best just as fresh fruit but since I can’t get my hands on fresh mangos through the year I compensate with mango milk shakes and mango pie’s, mango chutneys and now mango muffins.
I have had some mango puree sitting in my freezer just waiting to be used. This morning I woke up with the need to make muffins. Mango Muffins!!! How perfect! My need to bake, my need to use the mango puree and my need for something sweet all coming together in one beautiful amalgamation.

Cheeky Streaky Mango Muffin with Orange zest

Butter to grease the muffin tin.
1 ¾ cup flour
1 cup powered sugar (if you don’t want it too sweet add less sugar)
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
¼ spoon salt
1 egg
½ cup warm milk
1/3 -cup oil
1-cup mango puree
Zest of 2 oranges

Mango muffins bake orange recipe  ingredients

Let's Bake 

  • Turn oven up to 200 C
  • Grease muffin pans. If not using muffin liners to line the muffin tin then grease the tin with butter.
  • Put sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Whisk to incorporate all 
  • Beat the egg; add in warm milk, oil, orange zest and ½ cup mango 
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. The mixture should look lumpy. Don’t over mix or muffins will be hard.

Mango muffins bake orange recipe  ingredients

  • Half fill the muffin cups with the batter.
  • Using the left over half cup of mango puree spoon in a little into each muffin cup and cover with the remaining muffin batter.
  • Back till golden brown for about 20 -30 minutes.
You could omit the mango and throw in some raisins, pieces of pineapple, jam or just about anything else you are craving.

Mango muffins bake orange recipe

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