2 Recipes for Fluffy Orange Muffins

30 June, 2020
You can add cinnamon or chocolate to these homemade, delicious orange muffins to enhance their flavors. Enjoy them with the whole family!

For lovers of homemade pastries, we’ve put together these recipes for orange muffins with some other secret ingredients. They’re a delicious and appetizing sweet treat that you can eat for breakfast, a snack, or any time of the day.

However, there are some tricks you need to give you fantastic results. These recipes will give you spongy muffins with an intense flavor, thanks to the splash of orange. Give them a try!

Recipes for orange muffins

Nowadays, it’s not worth the money to buy store-bought muffins. Additionally, they have too much sugar, poor quality oils, and some additives. Homemade muffins are healthier. In these two recipes, we chose healthy ingredients, like oils instead of butter or margarine.

Also, we’ll tell you the secrets to get the perfect muffin top. To do that, make sure you follow this closely:

  • Beat the ingredients well, especially the egg and sugar
  • Mix the flour and baking powder before adding them to the mixture
  • Cool the raw dough before putting it in the oven to create a temperature contrast

Also read: 8 Medicinal Properties of Orange Peels You May Not Know About

1. Muffins with orange and cinnamon

Muffins with orange and cinnamon.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups of flour (360 g)
  • 1 cup of sugar (200 g)
  • 1/2 cup of sunflower oil (100 ml)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of yogurt (125 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of ground cinnamon (30 g)
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder (12 g)

Steps

  • First, preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Wash the orange well and grate some of the peel. Then, juice it and set it aside.
  • Next, in a bowl, beat the eggs and add the sugar, oil, juice, orange zest, cinnamon, and yogurt. Mix them together until well combined.
  • Finally, add the flour and baking powder (already mixed) and beat well until there are no lumps.
  • For the perfect cinnamon and orange muffins, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and cool it in the fridge for at least half an hour. In addition, you can also leave it overnight.
  • Then, fill the muffin tin 2/3 full of batter.
  • Sprinkle it with a little sugar. This way, you’ll get a crunchy and delicious crust.
  • Bake it for 15 or 20 minutes, until the top rises and they’re golden brown. Also, you can insert a toothpick to check that they’re fully cooked.
  • Finally, remove them from the oven and cool.

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2. Chocolate and orange muffins

A person making chocolate and orange muffins.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of light olive oil (100 ml)
  • 3 cups of flour (360 g)
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate (100 g)
  • 1 orange
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract (10 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder (12 g)

Steps

  • First, preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  • Then, wash the orange well and cut it up with the peel on.
  • Put the beaten eggs in the bowl with the sugar, olive oil, sliced orange, and vanilla. Beat until it’s a smooth cream.
  • In a bowl, add the flour and baking powder to the mixture and beat until there are no lumps.
  • Next, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it cool in the fridge for at least half an hour, or as long as you’d like.
  • Then, remove the mixture from the fridge and fill the molds 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 15 or 20 minutes, until the top rises and the muffins are golden brown. Check if they’re ready by inserting a toothpick. Then, take them out and let them cool.
  • While they’re cooling, heat the chocolate over a double boiler until it melts.
  • When the muffins are cool, remove them from the mold and dip the top in melted chocolate. Also, you can messily drizzle it over the top, as if it were paint.
  • Finally, let them cool in the fridge until the chocolate hardens.

Now, you have two delicious recipes for orange muffins. What do you prefer to add, cinnamon or chocolate? Both options are delicious, soft and fluffy. Try these traditional sweets that the whole family will love.

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