Orange, Walnut, and Chocolate Chip Muffins

Orange CCC Muffins

I made these muffins for my son's Maxime Grad Fashion Show tonight. The house smells so good.

Orange, Walnut, and Chocolate Chip Muffins
Makes 12 muffins

500 ml all-purpose flour
125 ml sugar
7.5 ml baking powder
2.5 ml baking soda
2.5 ml salt
3/4 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 egg, lightly beaten
250 ml low-fat buttermilk
60 ml orange juice, preferably fresh squeezed
30 ml orange zest
5 ml pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (2 tablespoons reserved for tops of muffins)
125 ml walnuts, chopped (2 tablespoons reserved for tops of muffins)

Place rack in center of oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. Spray a 12 mold regular size muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a separate bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg, buttermilk, orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and stir quickly until well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Spoon the batter evenly into the 12 molds. Sprinkle with reserved 2 tablespoons each of chocolate chips and walnuts.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool for 5 minutes before removing each muffin and placing on a wire rack to cool.

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