Simple and easy mix-and-bake orange nutella muffins, with light and moist crumbs. Topped with Nutella…
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Light and mildly sweet muffins, packed with dried cranberries and candied orange peel, these muffins are great for some festive flavors on Christmas morning!
These are light, tender Christmas morning muffins. You will be able to make them easily with the one-bowl-mix recipe, which is really convenient to whip up, even in the morning. Though I find the taste of the muffins to be nicer on the next day, after the flavors develop overnight. So if you have time, do try to make them the night before!
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How Do These Christmas Morning Muffins Taste?
These muffins have a slight cinnamon scent, which makes them extra Christmas-y. If you don’t like cinnamon, you can reduce the amount to 1/8 tsp instead.
Cinnamon pairs really well with dried fruits such as dried cranberries and orange peel, so I would recommend you to have some cinnamon scent in it. If you have nutmeg, you can sprinkle a pinch of it in as well!
I’ve reduced the sugar in the recipe, and the dried cranberries lends a little more sweetness to the overall taste – so don’t cut the amount of dried fruits : )
I also drizzled some easy icing on top of the muffins, with some Christmas sprinkles. You can also drizzle some white or dark chocolate, to your preference.
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How To Make Them?
This recipe uses the usual muffin method – mixing the dry and wet ingredients together.
It can be a simple one-bowl-mix style, where you add the ingredients in gradually, into just one bowl – but I like to gather the dry ingredients in one bowl, and the wet ingredients in another before mixing them all together.
There’s also no need to pre-soak the dried cranberries before hand. Simply make sure that the dried cranberries do not clump together.
That’s really easy right?
What Ingredients Do I Need?
- Buttermilk – It is a type of cultured milk, so it imparts a richer flavor into baked goods. However, not a lot of recipes require buttermilk, so we may not have this item readily in our fridge. If so, you can always make a DIY substitute using milk and distilled white vinegar. You can read more about the ratio in the recipe card below.
- Melted Butter – If you prefer a richer flavor, you can always choose to use melted butter. You can melt butter in microwave or over bain marie.
- Dried Fruits – I’ve used dried cranberries and candied orange peel here. If you prefer to use mixed dried fruits or other types of dried fruits, that’s okay too!