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A crunchy topping of sugared toasted almonds and a surprise filling of almond-scented berry jam makes these whole-wheat muffins reminiscent of Danish pastries. They are perfect for a special breakfast or brunch.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Winter 2004

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total:
1 hr
Servings:
12

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat 12 muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

  • Whisk eggs and brown sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Add buttermilk, orange juice, oil and vanilla; whisk to blend. Add to the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula just until moistened.

  • Scoop half the batter into the prepared pan. Mix jam and almond extract; drop a generous teaspoonful into the center of each muffin. Spoon on the remaining batter, filling each muffin cup completely. Sprinkle with almonds, then sugar.

  • Bake the muffins until the tops are golden brown and spring back when touched lightly, 15 to 25 minutes. Loosen edges and turn muffins out onto a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

Tips

Tip: You can use buttermilk powder in place of fresh buttermilk. Or make “sour milk”: mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice or vinegar to 1 cup milk.

DIY Muffin Cups: Make your next batch of muffins or cupcakes the ultimate grab-and-go treat by lining your tin with muffin liners. No liners? No problem. Use 5-inch squares of parchment paper, coat each muffin cup with cooking spray, and push each square into the cups using a small can or bottle, pressing the paper up the sides. (It's OK if some of the paper is sticking out over the rim.) Fill each cup as directed.

Nutrition Facts

1 muffin
231 calories; protein 5.3g; carbohydrates 35.7g; dietary fiber 2.2g; sugars 16g; fat 8g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 31.8mg; vitamin a iu 66.3IU; vitamin c 3.6mg; folate 45mcg; calcium 88.3mg; iron 1.4mg; magnesium 35mg; potassium 157mg; sodium 218.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 14g.

2 starch, 1 fat

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