Mandarin orange, cacao & EVOO muffins
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Cuisine: Mediterranean Diet
Serves: 15 Muffins
  • 4 Organic eggs
  • 100g (½ cup) Unrefined cane sugar
  • 75ml (2.7 fl oz) Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 75ml (2.7 fl oz) Freshly squeezed mandarin orange juice
  • 100g (3/4 cup) Plain flour
  • 70g (1/2 cup) Whole wheat flour
  • 3 Tablespoons 100% raw cacao
  • One pinch of sea salt
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • The zest of one organic mandarin orange (avoid the bitter white membrane beneath the mandarin peel)
  1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  2. Line a muffin tray with muffin paper cases, or if you prefer not to use muffin paper cases then lightly grease the muffin tray with olive oil and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat the eggs with a hand mixer. Add the sugar and continue mixing until dissolved. Then mix in the olive oil, the freshly squeezed mandarin juice and the mandarin zest.
  4. Next add in the plain and the whole-wheat flours, the raw cacao, the baking powder and the pinch of sea salt. And mix it well until just combined.
  5. Fill the muffin cases with the muffin batter ¾ full.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven for 18 min at 175 degrees C (350 degrees F).
  7. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Recipe by Tasty Mediterraneo at