Sunday, April 22, 2012

Orange Muffins

Just the name was enough to make me want to make these for dessert!

Yields - about 2 dozen muffins
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

For the Muffins:
1 cup milk [used buttermilk]
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup sour cream [used light sour cream]
2 large eggs
2 sticks (16 Tblspn) unsalted butter, melted
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour [used 2-1/2 cups all-purpose & 1 cup white whole wheat
1 cup sugar [used 1/2 cup Splenda blend per conversion table]
1-1/2 Tblspn baking pwoder
1/2 tsp salt
Zest of 1 orange

For glaze:
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1-1/2 cups confectioner's sugar [only used 1/3 cup and left a few without glaze]
1-2 tsp orange zest

1.  Preheat oven 350ºF.  Line 16 wells of a muffin pan (or pans) with paper liners.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk, orange juice, sour cream, eggs and melted butter.  Whisk together to blend.

2.  In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Stir to blend.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated.  Fold in the orange zest with a spatula.

3.  Divide the batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups.  Bake about 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let cool in the pan 5-10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack placed over a baking sheet.

4.  To make the glaze, combine the orange juice, confectioner's sugar, and orange zest in a small bowl.  Whisk together until smooth, adding more juice if necessary to achieve your preferred consistency.  Drizzle the glaze over the muffins while they are still warm.  Allow the glaze to set before serving.  Store in an airtight container.

Source:  Pinterest


  • Even though you are using orange juice and zest, I would still recommend adding some orange flavoring - between 1-2 tsp (depending on just how much 'orange flavor' you like).
  • Same goes for the glaze.
  • For the ones I didn't glaze, you can only faintly taste the orange.  My other taste tester said that the glaze did add to the orange taste, but it was still on the light side.  So, again if you want more 'orange' then add that orange flavoring.
  • Either way, these are definitely a "keeper!"

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