Mandarin Muffins, lunch box ready, Thermomix & regular recipes

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At the beginning of the school holidays I made you Mandarin Mojitos, now that it’s back to school next week I’ve got the more lunch box appropriate Mandarin Muffins!  I took these to the kids tennis lesson for taste testing and they were a hit (pun intended, ha ha & no I haven’t had any mojitos, yet)!

If you are not quite ready to face the thought of lunch boxes just yet (we still have a few days to go) these are great for morning or afternoon tea or fabulous for picnics too.

First up is the regular method followed by the Thermomix one.  Makes 12 decent sized muffins. They are delicious on their own or even better with an extra dollop of yoghurt too.

What you need:

125 g butter, softened

3/4 C caster sugar

1 whole mandarin, peeled, pith removed and split into segments

1 Tbsp finely grated mandarin peel

1/2 tsp  ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground cardamon

2 eggs

1 C plain flour (I used gluten free)

1 C SR flour (again I used gluten free)

1/2 C greek yoghurt

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty cases or grease and lightly flour.

In an electric mixer or food processor add the butter, sugar, mandarin, peel, cinnamon and cardamon and beat until all combined and creamy.

Add the eggs and beat well and then add the flours and yoghurt and mix through until all combined.

Spoon into the muffin holes so that they are nearly full.

Bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden and firm to touch.

Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely (if you can last that long!).

Mandarin Muffins - Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 1 mandarin, pith removed broken into segments
  • Peel of 1 mandarin
  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 180 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g plain flour (I used gluten free)
  • 150 g SR flour (again I used gluten free)
  • 140 g greek yoghurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty cases or grease and lightly flour
  2. Grate the mandarin peel Speed 7, 10 seconds
  3. Add sugar, butter, mandarin, cinnamon & cardamon and combine Speed 5, 10 seconds
  4. Add the eggs and mix in Speed 5, 5 seconds
  5. Add the flours and yoghurt Speed 4, Reverse, 8 seconds so that everything is combined
  6. Spoon into prepared muffin tin until the holes are nearly full
  7. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until they are golden and firm to touch
  8. Cool in the tin for about 10 minutes and then turn out onto a wire cooling rack until completely cooled (if you can hold out that long).
  9. Enjoy!
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2015/07/mandarin-muffins-lunch-box-ready-thermomix-regular-recipes/

Are you ready for the return to school?  Do you have any other ways to use mandarins?

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18 comments on “Mandarin Muffins, lunch box ready, Thermomix & regular recipes

  1. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    July 10, 2015 at 6:17 am

    Oh you so clever! What a great way to use mandarins and yoghurt is one of my all time favourite baking ingredients! Bravo!

    • Vicki
      July 11, 2015 at 8:52 am

      Thank you – I love using yoghurt too. x

  2. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    July 10, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    Hahaha I could happily eat one of these mandarin muffins WITH a mandarin mojito!!! Thanks for the Thermie instructions!

    • Vicki
      July 11, 2015 at 8:53 am

      That would be the perfect combination! x

  3. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    July 10, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    It is mandarin mayhem at BE&S HQ isn’t it! 🙂 Always love Thermomix instructions.

    • Vicki
      July 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Ha Ha! They are all used up now (thank goodness!).

  4. Bele @ BlahBlah
    July 10, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    One of my favourite desserts in the world is based around mandarins, I love how they do the slightly milder zesty things. Thanks for sharing the muffin idea. I love it x

    • Vicki
      July 11, 2015 at 8:54 am

      Ohh you have to share your favourite dessert now!!

  5. Kaz @ Melting Moments
    July 11, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    Oh, these sound delightful! What a great mix of flavours.

    • Vicki
      July 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Thank you – we liked them, hope you do too.

  6. erin
    July 12, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Look at you finding all these amazing uses for mandarins!

    • Vicki
      July 12, 2015 at 6:08 pm

      My Mum challenged me when she delivered a whole load of them so I had to come up with the goods!

  7. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    July 12, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    I’m loving these mandarin recipes, we’ve got a HUGE oversupply issue here! Thank you for linking up with us for Fabulous Foodie Fridays 🙂

    • Vicki
      July 12, 2015 at 6:09 pm

      I’ve just finished with the final mandarin, will have a rest from them for a while now but these muffins were really yummy!

  8. Mumma McD
    July 14, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Ooh we love mandarins and these sound really yum!

    • Vicki
      July 15, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      I hope you like them x

  9. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    July 16, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    You are a mandarin ninja!!

    • Vicki
      July 16, 2015 at 2:41 pm

      Ha. It’s just that I don’t actually like them and had to think of ways to use them up! These worked! x

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