Orange Muffins without Butter

Orange Muffins without Butter

By 09/02/2013

"Mamma facciamo una torta!" Mummy let's bake! How can you refuse if your little one wants to be involved in the kitchen?!

We all know that children learn to appreciate food from a young age and if you can put up with a bit of mess and have a little extra time on your hands it will be very educational and beneficial to them. After all they can learn very useful skills which will stay with them for life.

We made these very easy almond and orange cakes without using any butter or oil. The richness of the almonds and the aroma of the orange and lemon zest will be enough to give these muffins a very pleasant taste and an interesting texture. Using corn flour instead of ordinary flour will help to make them softer and delicate.

  • Prep Time : 25 minutes
  • Cook Time : 35 minutes



Preheat the oven at 160C.

Whip the eggs with the sugar until they get pale in colour

whisking eggs

Grate the orange and lemon zest

grating the zest

Add the corn flour, the almonds and the orange juice. Stir all the ingredients in very well

mixing up ingredients

Whisk the egg whites until firm with a pinch of salt

Almond and orange muffin

Gently fold the whites into the egg yolk mixture

Almond and orange muffin

Pour the mixture into 6 greased muffin molds (no need to grease if they are made of silicone)

Almond and orange muffin

Sprinkle some amaretti biscuits on top of each muffin and bake them for 30-35 minutes until golden

Almond and orange muffin

Finish them off with a little dusting of vanilla icing sugar

Almond and orange muffin

Almond and orange muffin

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7 Responses to Orange Muffins without Butter

  1. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Your little sous chef looks so sweet 😉
    Bet these muffins are extraordinarily delicious!

  2. La cucina di Molly

    Promette bene il tuo piccolo chef, che bravo! Questi muffin sono davvero deliziosi! Un bacio!

    • Alida

      Grazie Molly. Un abbraccio

  3. Alida

    Si non voleva dividerli con nessuno!Mi veniva da ridere.

  4. Caroline

    They look absolutely delicious Alida and what a lovely combination of flavours, thank you so much for entering these into Simple and In Season!

  5. Mich Piece of Cake

    I love the fact that there is no oil in these muffins. I could eat a whole lot at one go without feeling bad 🙂

  6. Catherine

    Dear Alida, This is absolutely adorable and brings back such good memories. My children used to stand on a stool to help at the counter.
    It is wonderful that you teach them.
    The muffins look like they turned out wonderful.
    xoxo and blessings, Catherine

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