This is a delicious, easy recipe that uses Grape Nuts cereal for crunch. It’s from one of my older Better Homes and Gardens Cook Books from 1953. I can never have enough recipes to use up Grape Nuts, as I usually have them on hand for making granola and to top my breakfast oatmeal. This recipe uses what I consider a “cake” method of mixing, but makes beautiful muffins that are perfect with soup or main dish salad meals.
Grape Nuts Orange Muffins
1/4 Cup Shortening or lard
1/3 Cup Sugar
2 Large Eggs -- well beaten
2 Cups Sifted All Purpose Flour -- 8 ounces
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Cup Orange Juice
1 Tablespoon Grated Orange Peel
1 Cup Grape Nuts -- 4 ounces
Thoroughly cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and beat well. Sift flour with salt and soda; add alternately with orange juice and orange peel to creamed mixture. Stir in Grape Nuts.
Fill muffin pans 2/3 full and bake in a 400° for 20 to 25 minutes.