Three orange baked spelt muffins topped with butter and orange peel twist on a round enamel plate.

Orange-Baked Honey Spelt Buttermilk Muffins

Author Icon Joshna Maharaj Jul 21 2021
Inspired
Serving Time Icon 1 HR 16MIN
Serves Number Icon Yields 6

Baked inside the peel of a juiced orange, these sweet, spiced campfire muffins are a fun and delicious way to greet the morning after a cool night outdoors!

 

“This is a great technique that infuses the muffins with a wonderful smoky orange flavour,” says Chef Joshna. “Cardamom and orange are a perfect match in this perfect campfire breakfast. Enjoy the juice while the muffins are in the fire or add it to some sparkling wine for a breakfast mimosa.” - Joshna Maharaj

Pairing

Pair this dish with a Traditional Method VQA Sparkling!
VQA Ontario wine pairing courtesy of the Ontario Wine Marketing Association

Please Enjoy Responsibly! 

Prep 1 hr

Cook 16 min

Ingredients

Method

Step 1

Build fire and allow to burn for 45 minutes to 1 hour to create coals.


Step 2

In the meantime, prepare oranges: slice 1/3 off the top of each orange, juice oranges, then scrape out pith. Tear 6 squares of foil that are large enough to wrap around one orange and set aside.


Step 3

In a medium bowl, whisk together the spelt flour, salt, cardamom and baking powder.


Step 4

In a pitcher, whisk together the buttermilk, egg, oil, honey and vanilla until combined.


Step 5

Add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir just until smooth.


Step 6

Fill each orange ¾ full with muffin batter and wrap securely with foil leaving a bit of room at the top for the batter to rise.


Step 7

Nestle each foil-wrapped orange in the coals and cook for 8 minutes. Flip the packets over in the coals and bake for another 8 minutes. Pull one packet from the fire, carefully unwrap and pierce the center of the muffin with a skewer. If it comes out clean, the muffins are done, if not, wrap muffin back up and return to coals for another minute or so.


Step 8

Remove muffins from the fire and allow to cool. Unwrap and enjoy!

Chef Tips

- Save packing space, time and packaging waste by preparing your dry ingredients in advance of your trip. Store them in a reusable container and just add the wet ingredients when you’re ready to bake!

- These muffins are also perfect for a dessert, topped with fresh Ontario whipping cream!

- If you would like to use up any leftover Buttermilk, double the recipe!

Portrait of Chef Joshna Maharaj
Written By

Joshna Maharaj

Chef, Author & Activist

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