My boys are muffin fiends! When I want to be the best mom in the whole world? I bake them muffins of course. And lemme tell ya, a dozen muffins do not last long in this house. I fear the day I have to feed two teenage boys! Anywho. When I came across the recipe for these muffins, I knew I had to make them. Because my kids also love mandarin oranges. Heck, who doesn't love mandarin oranges?
The use of Bisquick in this recipes makes these muffins pretty easy to whip up. No mixer required. And this was the first time I've made muffins without the cupcake liners. I've seen it done before, but I was always skeptical they'd never come out. I was wrong; they popped right out beautifully!
The cinnamon-sugar topping stole the show. The 2 yr old was particularly impressed. He ate his from the top down.
Mandarin Orange Muffins
Recipe from Talking Dollars and Cents
1-1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup milk
1 11-oz can of mandarin oranges, drained and diced
Spray butter (I didn't have this so I just used some melted butter and a pastry brush)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat muffin tins with non-stick spray.
Combine baking mix, sugar, nutmeg and allspice in a large bowl (Bowl #1).
Stir egg, butter, milk and mandarin oranges together in another bowl (Bowl #2).
Stir liquid ingredients (Bowl #2) into dry ingredients (Bowl #1).
Spoon batter into muffin tins filling each tin 3/4 full and making sure orange bits are evenly distributed.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Combine sugar and cinnamon in cereal-size bowl.
While muffins are still warm, spray tops with butter and roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
Makes 10-12 muffins.