Have you ever wondered why s’more’s are the only dessert we make when we go camping? Don’t get me wrong, I love roasting marshmallow’s over an open fire. But every now and then, don’t you ever get a craving for something else? Something with a bit more flavor. A bit more excitement!
After last week’s Personal Tin Foil Dinner post, I thought to myself: “If we can create delicious lunches and dinner’s that you can cook in a foil pouch, why not a dessert?” That’s when we came up with this creation: Orange Peel Muffins cooked in a foil pouch. The peel acts as a portable, and biodegradable muffin tin/personal bowl, as well as blasts the muffins with a delicious orange flavor that simply can’t be found in any other recipe. In addition, wrapping the whole thing in foil allows you to cook it thoroughly on any heat source, especially an open campfire. For our recipe I used the Honeyville Cranberry Orange Muffin Mix.
Begin by slicing each orange in half down the middle.
After oranges are sliced, take a spoon and run it between the orange peel and the orange insides, moving clockwise around the orange. Don’t apply too much pressure, or else you’ll pop through the back of the peel.
Once you’ve run the spoon completely around the inside of the orange peel, lightly scoop out the orange. If your peel bowl has a small hole in the bottom, don’t worry.
The muffin batter will seal the whole as soon as it bakes up.
Once cups are made, begin batter. Add muffin mix, water, and powdered egg together and mix in mixing bowl. Drain Cranberry juice from can of cranberries in the mix package and add to mixture.
Place each cup on a sheet of foil and scoop muffin batter into cups. You want the cups to be about 2/3 full of batter.
Once cup is full, fold sides of foil up and close up your pouch. You’ll want a little space in the pouch above the cup to allow the muffin to rise. Repeat this step for all 6 cups.
Place foil pouches on fire and let cook for 15-20 minutes, depending on how hot the fire is. Remember to place the pouches in the fire with the cup facing up, so that the batter doesn’t spill out.
Remove when completely cooked and enjoy!
These muffins not only taste great but look cool as well! And when you’re done with your meal, just throw the peel on the fire and enjoy the smell of roasting orange peel!
Looks like s’mores have some competition for favorite camping dessert!