Pumpkin Orange Mini Muffins with Orange Butter

Take these sweet little treats on all of your fall adventures! Each bite-size muffin packs zesty flavor with a little spice from the cinnamon.

Serves: 36Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups Simple Truth Organic™ Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kroger® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance® Vegan Buttery Sticks, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Kroger® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 ounces Kroger® Original Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 36 mini muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel strips of rind from orange and place in food processor with metal blade. Add sugar and process until finely grated.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Process with 3 long pulses then scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add shortening and process 10-15 seconds or until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add dates and nuts and process just to distribute.
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs, then stir in pumpkin and orange juice. Add to processor bowl and process 8 seconds to combine thoroughly.
  • Fill each prepared muffin cup ¾ full. Bake for 15 minutes or until very light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • For the orange butter, in a small bowl beat the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and grated peel until smooth. Serve at room temperature.

Recipe Information

Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • 1 medium orange
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups Simple Truth Organic™ Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kroger® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance® Vegan Buttery Sticks, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup Kroger® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 ounces Kroger® Original Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease 36 mini muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, peel strips of rind from orange and place in food processor with metal blade. Add sugar and process until finely grated.
  • Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Process with 3 long pulses then scrape down sides of bowl.
  • Add shortening and process 10-15 seconds or until mixture resembles cornmeal. Add dates and nuts and process just to distribute.
  • In a small bowl, beat eggs, then stir in pumpkin and orange juice. Add to processor bowl and process 8 seconds to combine thoroughly.
  • Fill each prepared muffin cup ¾ full. Bake for 15 minutes or until very light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • For the orange butter, in a small bowl beat the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and grated peel until smooth. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories110
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol15mg
Sodium110mg
Total Carbohydrate11g
Dietary Fiber0.5g
Sugars6g
Protein2g