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Whole Mandarin Muffins with Chocolate Ganache

  • Author: Paula
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total Time: 30 min
  • Yield: 16 muffins 1x
  • Category: Muffins
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Argentinean

Description

These Mandarin Muffins are super spongy and light, and their citrusy flavour together with the chocolate ganache make them absolutely irresistible to the sight and taste.


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Ingredients

Muffins:

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 mid-size mandarins (seeded and quartered)
  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • Pinch of salt

Dark Chocolate Ganache (optional):

  • 250 g dark chocolate
  • 250 ml cooking cream

Instructions

Muffins:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 ºC and spray a muffin pan with some non-stick spray.
  2. In a blender, add the oil and sugar, and blend well for a minute. Add the mandarins (quartered and seeded), and keep blending until you get a smooth batter, and there are no chunks of fruit. Add the eggs and vanilla essence. Keep blending for 2 more minutes.
  3. Pour the mix into a big bowl and using a spatula, fold in the flour and salt.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop or a regular spoon, pour the mix into the muffin pan, filling them up about 3/4.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until they are golden brown. If you insert a toothpick in the middle and it comes out clean, remove them from the oven.
  6. Let them cool completely before covering them with the chocolate ganache.

Dark Chocolate Ganache (optional):

  1. In a mid-size saucepan, heat the cream at medium heat until it simmers.
  2. Once it simmers, pour over the chocolate in the medium bowl, without stirring. Let it rest for a few minutes.
  3. After a few minutes, using a fork or spoon, mix until you get an even consistency.
  4. Let it rest to room temperature.
  5. Pour the desired quantity over the muffins.

Notes

  • BAKING: Time in the oven depends on the size of the muffin pan. If you use a smaller size, bake them for around 12-15 minutes.
  • STORAGE: Store in an air-tight container for 3-4 days at room temperature, or freeze them for even a month.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 88 g
  • Calories: 320 Kcal
  • Sugar: 26.88 g
  • Fat: 14.69 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.75 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 3.49 g
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