“You look like you’ve been manhandled by the Pillsbury Doughboy!” It’s a phrase I’ve heard on more than one occasion. I’m infamous for neglecting to throw on an apron before I attack a project in the kitchen. I have kitchen towels near the sink but I find I’m always on the other side of the kitchen when I need the towel. Instead of walking the few short steps it takes to get to the other side of the kitchen I do a quick wipe on the side of my pants. I often do this when working with flour which is why it often looks like I’ve been manhandled by the Pillsbury Doughboy. I have little white hand prints all over my hips. It’s hysterical.
I had plenty of little hand prints on my pants when I attempted my first batch of these muffins. It took two batches to get the result I wanted which meant there was a lot of flour flying around.
The warm weather we’ve been having always makes me crave citrus infused concoctions. I wanted to create a muffin that would have some type of citrus flavor. I was torn between making blueberry muffins with a lemon glaze or these orange raspberry muffins. Obviously the orange raspberry concoction made it to the finish line but the blueberry muffins will probably make an appearance in the near future.
My first batch was almost a disaster in the making. I was distracted when combining the ingredients and added the butter into the dry ingredients before I had incorporated it with the rest of the wet ingredients. The muffins tasted pretty good but they did not rise well at all. My second batch came out much better.
The recipe is based off of the ratio I used for the April Gluten-Free Ratio Rally. I made an incredible Cheesy Apple Butter Bread for the rally. If you are looking for inspiration for other quick bread recipes check out what the other participants made.