These tangelo muffins caught me by surprise. I was expecting them to be good, but they turned out amazing. I was instantly hooked. They have a cake-like texture with the refreshing citrus flavor. I wrote a little about tangelos in the Tangelo Sherbet post. For these muffins, I used Minneola tangelos.
The Minneola tangelo was created by crossing the Dancy tangerine and the Duncan grapefruit in 1931. It was named after Minneola, Florida. They are a large citrus with a thin reddish orange rind. They have a stemmed neck, making them elongated and almost pear-shaped.
More information on Minneola tangelos.