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Orange Brunch Muffins

Servings: 18 muffins
A drizzle of white chocolate on top gives these muffins just the right amount of sweetness to make them a true breakfast treat. Serve them for a quick morning bite, or pass them around as an appetizer for a hearty brunch.

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 cup orange juice
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
2 cups (12-oz. package) white chocolate baking chips, divided
1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts or walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/190 degrees C. Grease or paper-line 18 muffin cups.

Combine baking mix, flour and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs, yogurt, juice and orange peel; stir just until blended. Stir in 1 1/3 cups morsels. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle with nuts.

Bake 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.

Microwave remaining morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on medium-high (70%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over muffins. Muffins are best served warm.

Makes 18 muffins.

Source: Nestle USA
Date: April 1, 2003