Magdalenas de Desayuno (Spanish Breakfast Muffins)

As a good custom, my Mr likes to have a nice breakfast to start the day with. He normally eats cereals or a sandwich, but I know his favorite is dunking some kind of baked goodie into hot chocolate milk. Thus as a good girlfriend, I sometimes make him a big bundt cake, or his latest favorite, these simple breakfast muffins (or in Spanish, magdalenas de desayuno – just how cute does that sound? :)) In Spain they sell these kind of muffins in big bags in the supermarkets, but there is a world between the store-bought and the homemade ones, I assure you! Let me share the recipe with you so you can make your family/friends happy too! (look, that even rhymes :D)

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Ingredients (for about 9 muffins):

3 eggs
125g sugar
150g melted butter or margarine
150g white flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
zest of 1 orange

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1. Sift the flour and mix with the baking powder.
2. In a bowl, beat well the eggs with the sugar. Add the butter and the orange zest and mix again.
3. Add the flour to the egg mixture and mix well.
4. Spoon the mixture into your muffin pan (about 2/3 of each hole as they will grow during the baking).
5. Bake until golden at around 170°C/340°F.

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Now these muffins are very simple, perfect if planning to dunk in tea/coffee/milk or enjoying by itself, however it is also a perfect base: feel free to add your favorite extras (chocolate chips, dried fruits, nuts, marmalade…)

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6 Responses to “Magdalenas de Desayuno (Spanish Breakfast Muffins)”
  1. atkokosplace says:

    I like how simple this recipe is. Looks wonderful!

  2. ChgoJohn says:

    These sound very good and I’d welcome one with my morning coffee. Love the use of orange zest.

  3. Based on those last photos it certainly does look like someone enjoyed them :). I can see why, they look like a great way to start the day and I think I would add some jam on top of mine.

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