How to make Kumquat Muffins (recipe)

Kumquat muffins

Being citrus with a sweet peel, we can give it a variety of culinary uses. And this time, we will taste an exquisite recipe of muffins with kumquat as the main ingredient.

These delicious mini cupcakes are a great option to snack in the afternoons with your family or as lunch for children at school. You can also use them for entrepreneurship if you want to sell something.

So please note that below, we will teach you how to make them with this beautiful recipe.

Requirements for making kumquat muffins

This amazing recipe is for you if you’re looking for a way to use kumquats besides eating them. You can make these delicious kumquat muffins from the comfort of your home and cover them with a sweet touch of creativity.

Remember that these recipes give you the freedom to cover desserts with the ingredients of your choice. However, here we bring you a rich kumquat coverage for your muffins that you will love.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Kitchen utensils:

  • Blender
  • Kitchen bowl
  • Wooden pallet
  • Ladle
  • Strainer
  • Cupcake tray or mold
  • Pastry bag
  • Electric mixer
  • Hand whisk

Ingredients for the muffin mixture:

  • 250g wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 125g brown sugar
  • 150 ml milk
  • 125g butter
  • 8 mature kumquats
  • A teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • One teaspoon of vanilla essence (optional)

Ingredients for coverage:

  • 250g cream or whipping cream
  • 250g condensed milk
  • Zest of kumquat skin
  • Thin slices of kumquat

Step by step for preparation

From now on, we will get down to work to prepare the rich muffins.

Step 1: Wash the kumquats

The first thing we must do is wash the kumquats very well and with plenty of water, which would eliminate the bacteria or microbes that may come with the fruit. In addition, we promote hygiene in the kitchen.

Step 2: Cut the kumquats

Then we cut them in half and remove all the bones (usually called seeds).

Step 3: Blend the fruit

Then we introduce the kumquats to the blender and blend at the highest speed. You cannot force the machine so much, so add a tablespoon of water. Already having the kumquats liquefied, we will reserve them for later.

Step 4: Sift the flour

We will take a colander, 250g of flour, and baking powder to sift them in the bowl.

Step 5: Integrate dry ingredients

Now, in the same bowl (step 2), we will add the brown sugar and the pinch of salt. Again, we will stir with the wooden paddle to integrate the ingredients.

Step 6: Integrate liquid ingredients

In another kitchen bowl, we will add the milk and the egg, and with the hand, whisk and beat very well until the egg is integrated. Then melt the butter in the microwave, place it in the bowl along with the vanilla, and then mix everything.

Step 7: We put all the ingredients together

Take the bowl with the dry ingredients and make a space in the center, in a circle. Then, we will gradually add the mixture with the liquid ingredients to this center.

Step 8: Beat the mixture

With the wooden pallet or the hand whisk, we will integrate everything until it becomes a homogeneous mixture; we will do it little by little, so there are no lumps.

Step 9: Add the kumquats to the mixture

Having our mixture ready, we incorporate the liquefied kumquats, and with the wooden pallet, we join the kumquats to the mix.

Step 10: Place the mixture in the molds

Place the layers in the molds and, with the help of a spoon, pour the mixture into each space. We must add enough mix until it reaches the top of the mold, making the muffins grow.

Step 11: Bake the muffins

After having filled all the molds, we put the tray in the oven, which we had to have previously heated to 180 ° C. Let the kumquat muffins cook for about 20 minutes.

To know if the muffins are ready, we must prick them with a toothpick. If it comes out dry is that the muffins are already at their perfect point of cooking.

Step 12: Rest the muffins

After removing the kumquat muffins, let them rest until they cool while we do the coverage.

Step 13: Prepare for coverage.

In a bowl, add the cream and beat it with the electric mixer until it reaches its snow point. Then we will add the condensed milk and continue beating until we integrate it.

Step 14: Decorate the kumquat muffins

With the help of a palette, place the cover inside the piping bag and decorate the muffins with the shape of your preference.

Then spread a little kumquat zest over the topping, and as a final touch, we will put a slice of kumquat to decorate.

Frequently asked questions:

When we follow a recipe always, questions arise and perhaps some confusion. Here, we will help you answer some of them, such as.

Can kumquat muffins be eaten without topping?

Kumquat muffins are undoubtedly a delicious dessert that you can eat with almost all kinds of toppings. However, the traditional way to taste a muffin is how it comes out of the oven, naked.

What is the difference between a kumquat muffin and a kumquat cupcake?

There are considerable differences between these two desserts, even though they are very similar. The truth is straightforward to confuse them, but kumquat cupcakes tend to be a little sweeter than muffins.

In addition, the consistencies of both are very different. For example, kumquat muffins are denser, while cupcakes are fluffier and softer.

How many calories does a kumquat muffin have?

Usually, 60g of kumquat muffin equals approximately 240 calories. This answer will always depend on the serving size and how many ingredients have been used in the recipe.

What drink combines with kumquat muffins? 

Kumquat muffins are an exquisite snack that you can easily accompany with warm or cold milk. If there is a temperate or rainy climate in the area where you are, you can choose to attend it with a cup of hot chocolate.

Also, a cup of oatmeal or some natural juice such as passion fruit or strawberry juice is valid. Another good option is a refreshing drink, such as coconut water.

There are thousands of options. It all depends on the taste of each person and the creativity you have to combine food.

If you made the recipe and the muffins were great, we have much more recipes that can help expand your gastronomic range.