Orange Brunch Muffins
A kiss of fresh orange peel makes these muffins a pleasurable morning
treat, especially when served warm from the oven.
3 cups buttermilk baking mix
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup orange juie
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 cups (12-ounce package) Nestle' Toll House Premier
White Morsels (divided)
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts
COMBINE baking mix, flour and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs, yogurt, orange juice and orange peel; stir just until blended. Stir in 1-1/3 cups morsels. Spoon into 12 to 14 paper-lined muffin cups. Sprinkle with nuts.
BAKE in preheated 375 degree F. oven for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool slightly.
PLACE remaining morsels in heavy-duty plastic bag on a microwavable-safe plate. Microwave on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute. Microwave at additional 10 to 20 second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over muffins while still slightly warm. Serve warm. Makes 12 to 14 muffins.