This week I decided to whip up some Orange Muffins. This orange muffin recipe is particularly fun to make because you can prep ahead and make them in minutes the next morning. Such a bright and sunny muffin for breakfast!
These fruit muffins are a nice treat for breakfast or brunch or as a lunch box treat! I recently updated this post and the recipe from my original from six years ago.
was making some muffins because my son is home from college and I wanted to leave some breakfast options for him before I went to work. So I mixed the dry ingredients the night before and just add the orange juice and eggs in the morning.
This allowed me more time to chat with him by making most of the batter prep the evening before.
These muffins are light and have a mild citrus flavor. They are especially good with tea. There is just something about pairing a nice tea with citrus muffins that make a morning better!
Especially when it is one of "those" mornings. I had one of those this week when things were just not flowing the way they should.
This recipe also gives me a chance to use my Microplane zester. Seriously, these are so great for recipes. The citrus really opens up other flavors in recipes. A zester is also great for grating cheeses, chocolate and ginger in just a few minutes.
I love the way it is easily held in your hand too.
I love making these in the morning for a surprise breakfast treat. It is a great recipe to use fresh oranges and orange juice, so I like to think that it makes these muffins a bit healthy!
Just serve with a tiny bit of butter or margarine and enjoy!
More Fruit Muffin Recipes
If you love fruit muffins, be sure to check out these too:
Strawberry Muffins - Delicious muffins made with fresh strawberries!
Mixed Berry Muffins - Red, white and blue muffins - great for a holiday!
Easy Pineapple Muffins – These beautiful sunny citrus muffins are a perfect way to start the day.
Sweet Banana Muffins– Perfect banana muffins with a light cinnamon crunch topping.
Blueberry Muffins - One of our favorites made with fresh blueberries!
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These are just so good!
Orange Muffin Recipe
These make great breakfast and brunch sides. Add a little butter for a nice treat.
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Orange Muffin Recipe
- 1 stick butter
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons orange juice
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1. Preheat oven to 375°,
- 2. Mix together butter, sugar and eggs in a bowl and blend well.
- 3. Add dry ingredients, orange zest, orange juice, and buttermilk. Mix well.
- 4. . Prepare the muffin tin with butter or line with baking cups.
- 5/. Bake for 22-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.