orange oatmeal muffins and healed tibia
things have been busy over here with x-mas right around the corner. littlefoodie jr. had his cast removed monday. 5 days early but neccessary...see, there was a little incident with poop and believe me, no body part was spared, especially every crevace of his bright orange cast...yay!
so with the cast off i am hoping littlefoodie will return to normal since i believe that the cast held some sort of evil and was posessing him. he is happy to be free and his treat for being a brave boy was a rockin pair of bright red ruby slippers..just like dorothy. we are very obsessed with the wizard of oz over here at the moment...i love my boy for his imagination and little obsessions!!!!
so these muffins were delicious. i used a lavender sugar that i made not too long ago in place of regular cane sugar. littlefoodie wasnt too fond of the caramelized orange slices on the bottom but once i removed them he was fine and scarfing them down. sunday morning i made a wonderful recipe posted on tartlette (on the side in my links...i cannot get links to show up in my posts at the moment) called coconut honey...i canned a bunch and gave away most and saved a couple for us. i used that coconut honey in the bottom of the muffin tins instead of regular honey...resulting in yumminess.
2 oranges, zested and set aside
1/4 cup honey or coconut honey
1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cooked oatmeal
1 tbl baking powder
1 tsp of cardamom
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup pure cane sugar
3/4 cup half and half or whole milk
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
zest oranges and reserve zest. remove outside, pith and all of oranges and slice about 1/4 in thick..enough to get 12 slices.
grease muffin pans. add about 1 tsp of honey to bottom of each muffin cup and lay an orange slice down.
mix flour, oatmeal, baking powder, spices and salt.
whisk together eggs, milk and butter. add to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. pour into muffin tins and bake about 15 min. remove and eat!