A while back I shared a guest post for these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Olguta at Pastry Workshop. In return I created Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins. These breakfast muffins are just too wonderful to not share here.
“Moist orange, chocolate, and almond flavored muffin with a flaky, crumb topping. This is decadent breakfast at it’s finest. Bite into one and you go from crunchy topping, moist muffin base to smooth melted chocolate bits. Almond extract goes a long way to give rich flavor and compliment the toasted almonds pieces.”
P.S. Olia and I are back from vacation! You wouldn’t expect an exclamation mark after that statement. It’s a bit bittersweet. We were in Kauai for a week to be a part of my brother’s wedding. The food there…oh my goodness the food there. While we’re spoiled with some of the best food in the Bay Area, Kauai has it’s highlights too. You must try locally caught fresh poke-style ahi tuna. Imagine tuna or salmon caught just a couple days before, soaked in soy sauce and sesame. Tender, moist, raw and not the least bit fishy tasting, which is good.
While it’s a stunningly beautiful place and a well-deserved recharge, I’m also glad to be back in the kitchen, and in front the camera and a computer. You can read more about Kauai in my White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Orange Butter recipe.
A couple recipes posted while we were gone, and now I’m back in full swing. Keep an eye out for many more recipes, and at our normal twice a week schedule. Some upcoming ones include a turkey bacon sandwich with balsamic and brie, as well a skillet calzone, plus so many more in the queue. I’m glad to be back and appreciate all my readers!
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Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ cup 2% milk
- ¼ cup light olive oil, better for baking
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, sliced into small pieces
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- View the instructions for these Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins here on Pastry Workshop.