Orange and Cardamom Poppers
Orange and cardamom…Mmmm!! Cardamom is one of my new favorite spices. These are called poppers because you can just pop them in your mouth. They take the place of the traditional donut hole you would find at breakfast. I thought the warmth of the cardamom would go great with the bright freshness of the orange and put it all together with cinnamon, sugar, and a fluffy muffin and it is a perfect balance of flavor. I love rolling these in the spice and sugar mixture because on top of the flavor you get that nice crunch to the outside of the popper. These are heavenly!!
I made the poppers in mini muffin pans, but they can be made in full size muffin pans. Just be sure to adjust the baking time. These can also be made without the cardamom and/or without the orange depending on the flavors that you like. I highly suggest trying out the cardamom though and expanding your spice palate! These are best served the day they are made. If you want to make them ahead of time you can bake up the poppers then dip and roll them just before serving.