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! This post contains affiliate links.
I 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 in makes these muffins a bit healthy!
Just serve with a tiny bit of butter or margarine and enjoy!
More Fruit Muffin Recipes
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These are just so good!
Orange Muffin Recipe (makes 1 dozen)
2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons sugar (This is for topping)
Preheat oven to 350°, Mix together dry ingredients. Add eggs, orange juice and butter to dry ingredients. Pour into prepared muffin tins. I like to use butter to line the muffin tins, but you can use butter or liners too.
Bake for 22-25 minutes.
Cool a few minutes before serving. These make great breakfast and brunch sides. Add a little butter for a nice treat.
What is your favorite fruit muffin?