Apricot-orange hazelnut muffins

Yield: 12 Muffins

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup All-purpose white flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
½ cup Oregon hazelnut meal*
⅔ cup Buttermilk
¼ cup Orange juice
1 teaspoon Grated orange rind
¾ cup Granulated sugar
6 tablespoons Butter or margarine room temperature
1 large Egg
½ cup Coarsely chopped hazelnuts (roasted Oregon hazelnuts)
½ cup Chopped dried apricots (coarsely chopped)
¾ cup Powdered sugar
1½ tablespoon Milk
1 teaspoon Grated orange rind
¼ cup Finely chopped hazelnuts (roasted Oregon hazelnuts)


*(finely ground roasted hazelnuts) In a 2-quart bowl, sift together flour and baking soda. Whisk in Oregon hazelnut meal. Reserve. In 2-cup glass measuring cup, combine buttermilk, orange juice and rind. Reserve. In 4-quart bowl, with electric mixer, cream sugar and butter together. Add egg and beat until smooth. With mixer on low speed, mix in dry and liquid ingredients, alternately, in several additions, starting and ending with dry ingredients. Stir in chopped hazelnuts and apricots.

Divide batter among twelve 2½" muffin cups. Bake in 375 degree oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until muffins are golden and spring back when lightly touched with fingertips. Remove from oven and cool in pan for at least 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack. To make glaze, in a small bowl, whisk powdered sugar, milk and orange rind until smooth. Drizzle over cooled muffins and sprinkle with hazelnuts.

* COOKFDN brings you this recipe with permission from: * Oregon Hazelnut Industry and The Hazelnut Marketing Board

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