Strawberry Orange Muffins!!! Sweet and delicious with hints of strawberry, orange, hazelnuts and a little chocolate. If you’ve never tried this combo, you need to!
Growing up, I was always watching my mother. She did everything. She worked long days at her Korean grocery store, she was the owner, manager, kitchen staff manager, stock manager, she did it all. My mother taught me to always work hard and do my best. She was also the voice of reason and sensibility when my sister and I were fighting. I remember every little thing my mother did for us when we were growing up and even now, I am a mother and she is now a grandmother and she still does everything she can for us.
My mother’s birthday is April 15, yes tax day, and Mother’s day is in May so, when we were little, she would get double the homemade-we-made-these-in-school or whatever clay-pottery-thing we had painted gifts. This year, my brother, sister and I all pitched in and helped to pay the down payment for a car for my mother. I love my mom so much, I wish we could buy her a new house . . but the car will have to do for now. She still gets the awesome one-of-a-kind homemade gifts every now and then too. . only now they are from her grandchildren.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. . I’ve been leaving not so subtle hints for my husband on what I want . . so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. My husband usually makes breakfast for our family on the weekends so Mother’s Day is no different. I can’t wait to see what my kids have made or wrapped for me. Seeing how they have wrapped the gifts or what they used as wrapping paper is the best part.
A few weekends ago I came home from Costco with two huge containers of organic strawberries. It’s strawberry season now and I can’t get enough of them (this is a hint of what you’re going to see here on the blog over the next couple of weeks). After making this cake a couple of years ago, I fell in love with the strawberry + orange combo. If you’ve never tried it, you really need to.
So, I’m sharing one of my favorite combos for muffins with you today. And I’ve partnered with Bonne Maman because they have the best tasting marmalades around. Bonne Maman Preserves and Jellies, produced in France, are all-natural, with no artificial coloring, no high fructose corn syrup or no preservatives added.
I used orange zest and some of this delicious orange marmalade in these muffins.
These muffins were so good. And I baked muffins today because they are easily transportable if you’re driving over to your mother’s house or they can easily be packaged up and shipped too for those of us who have our mothers out of town.
Make these muffins, serve them with this orange marmalade and you will be in heaven!
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Strawberry Orange Muffins
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup finely ground hazelnut meal/flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup Bonne Maman orange marmalade
- 1 cup diced strawberries
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease (or line with muffin liners) a standard sized muffin pan. Using a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour, hazelnut meal, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
- In a separate medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the butter, vanilla, eggs (one at a time), yogurt and orange marmalade. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry flour mixture and, using a rubber spatula, mix until just combined. Fold in the diced strawberries, orange zest and chocolate chips.
- Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin pan (I used a tablespoon sized cookie scoop and used two tablespoons of batter per muffin) and bake for about 20 to 24 minutes, or until a tester inserted comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Serve with the Bonne Maman orange marmalade.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with Bonne Maman. All opinions expressed here are 100% my own.