Olive Oil Muffins - Giada De Laurentiis

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Olive Oil Muffins - Giada De Laurentiis
Olive Oil Muffins

Sorry I've been MIA lately. A few things came up, but I hope to get back to blogging and baking. Wishing you a great Memorial Day weekend! :)

Here is fellow UCLA Bruin Giada's Olive Oil Muffins. Giada has a BA in Anthropology - just like me! Goooo Bruins!!!!

Olive Oil Muffins - Giada De Laurentiis
Easy to make, they include extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Give them a try with a nice espresso or coffee.

Olive Oil Muffins - Giada De Laurentiis
Recipe:
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Adapted from Olive Oil Muffin recipe from Food Network - Giada De Laurentiis

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons orange zest
2 teaspoons lemon zest
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons whole milk
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Powdered sugar, for sifting

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Prepare 12-muffin tin.
2. Mix together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
3. Beat the sugar, eggs, and zests in a large bowl until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes (I used the whisk attachment of my KitchenAid mixer)
4. Beat in the vinegar and milk.
5. Gradually beat in the oil.
6. Add the flour mixture and stir just until blended (I did this with a rubber spatula).
7. Crush the almonds with your hands as you add them to the batter and stir until mixed.
8. Fill the muffin tin almost to the top of the paper liners.
9. Bake until golden on top and a tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 20 to 25 minutes.
10. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 minutes. Remove the muffins onto a platter and let cool for 5 more minutes.
11. Sift powdered sugar over the muffins and serve.
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30 comments:

Audrey said... [Reply to comment]

I was just looking at this recipe! I'm glad you 'tested' it for us...they look delicious.

My Kitchen in the Rockies said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, what a surprising ingredient the balsamic vinegar is in the recipe.
The muffins look delicious. Thanks.

Susan C said... [Reply to comment]

I hope everything is OK. Missing your posts!

Samantha Kate said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh Italian! Actually, I used to use olive oil in all my baking goods.... for health purposes, but it honestly works great :)

the southern hostess said... [Reply to comment]

These look delicious. I'll have to try them.

Xara said... [Reply to comment]

Delicious and healthy!!!
we love olive oil here in Greece!!
Thanks!

Maranda said... [Reply to comment]

Wow. That seems like a very interesting combination. How were they?? Thanks for sharing!

DailyChef said... [Reply to comment]

Delicious! Never baked with olive oil before.

Gabriel said... [Reply to comment]

Perfect dessert! I too had been using olive oils in my baking coz it is healthier and also taste best.

Amie said... [Reply to comment]

These look great!!

eatme_delicious said... [Reply to comment]

We just got given a giant bottle of olive oil (in addition to the Costco sized one we already have) so olive oil baked goods are looking especially good to me right now! I loooove that this muffin has balsamic vinegar! I wonder if you can taste it?

Sis. Boom. said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Mary! Check out my attempt. I took them to work and already they demand more. Very good with fig jam. I added a touch of fresh thyme. Will make these with pine nuts next. Thanks for blogging such gems all the time!
http://www.sisboomblog.com/2010/06/olive-oil-muffins.html

Megan said... [Reply to comment]

Delicious! I was just looking at this recipe! I'm glad you tested it for us, they look delicious.

Kara said... [Reply to comment]

Actually, I used to use olive oil in all my baking goods.... for health purposes, but it honestly works great, thanx.

Samantha said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy, I love that this muffin has balsamic vinegar! I wonder if you can taste it, thanx for sharing.

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

I made these into mini muffins, and they were soft and sweet on top but sort of savory on the inside. The sweetness was spot on, and overall they were nice cute muffins.

Kristen said... [Reply to comment]

Hmm, That seems like a very interesting combination. How were they, Thanks for sharing with us.

Victoria said... [Reply to comment]

I'm glad you 'tested' it for us...they look delicious, thanx for the share.

Lynn said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I love your muffins. I will try to bake this recipe for my nephews, you really did a great thing on posting your blogs. Thank you and I'm looking forward to read more about your post.

Diane said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, i love that this muffin has balsamic vinegar! I wonder if you can taste it, thanx for posting.

Jane said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I used to use olive oil in all my baking goods.... for health purposes, but it honestly works great, thanx for posting.

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

I will really give a try on this recipe for myself. I love cupcakes, mostly in the morning. :). Thanks for the share.

Kayla said... [Reply to comment]

I used to use olive oil in all my baking goods.... for health purposes, but it honestly works great, thanx for the post.

Jean said... [Reply to comment]

I had some leftover sweet potato sitting in the fridge, and decided to make these deliciously moist muffins. Anyways, Nice Post!

Christy said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, I will try to bake this recipe for my nephews, you really did a great thing on posting your blogs. Thank you for all this.

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

These muffins are soooo good! I had all the ingredients on hand except the orange so I only used lemon zest and it adds the perfect lemony zing! Not too lemony...just the right amount. I will definitely make these often.

Brittany said... [Reply to comment]

And another muffin hits the dust.. I love the moist texture of this muffin and how it didn't let all the suger overpower it.

Becky said... [Reply to comment]

perfect! i used milk instead of yogurt, simply because i didnt have any yogurt....so moist!

Sadie said... [Reply to comment]

Absolutely delicious! Will be making again and again!

Allison Clark said... [Reply to comment]

I'm really thinking of a special way to make my cuppycakes extra special, and you just gave me the idea. Thank you for sharing it. It's lovely.

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