This old Mennonite recipe uses orange juice and orange zest to give the orange muffins unbelievably orange flavor.

Terry

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, white sugar and grated orange peel. Stir in orange juice, 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs and chopped nuts.

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  • Pour into 12 muffin cups.

  • Blend 1 tablespoon melted margarine, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle on top of each muffin. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

243 calories; protein 3.9g; carbohydrates 31.1g; fat 11.9g; cholesterol 53.9mg; sodium 376.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
Fabulous Recipe!!! This is a fool proof recipe, which for me was a good thing!! By mistake, I added 1/2 lb.of melted butter instead of 1/2 a cup, and over a cup of O.J., I only had to bake them longer and they still turned out great...verry moist. I also added 1 cup or dried cranberries, and didn't add the nuts. This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe that you can make many variations with and it will still turn out great!! Thank you!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2003
Rather dry and not as stong an orange flavor as I would have liked. Read More
(10)
161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
Fabulous Recipe!!! This is a fool proof recipe, which for me was a good thing!! By mistake, I added 1/2 lb.of melted butter instead of 1/2 a cup, and over a cup of O.J., I only had to bake them longer and they still turned out great...verry moist. I also added 1 cup or dried cranberries, and didn't add the nuts. This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe that you can make many variations with and it will still turn out great!! Thank you!! Read More
(72)
Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2004
The muffins were excellent if you like your muffins less sweet. I added about a cup of fresh chopped cranberries which went very nicely with the orange. Be warned that they are not nearly as sweet as traditional muffins so kids may not like them as much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2004
This muffin is absolutely delicious! I used light brown sugar instead of white sugar and they came out great! Thanks Terry! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
This is an excellent orange muffin recipe. I've been looking for this recipe for a while. The flavor is awesome and they are so moist. These are also good with raisins added. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2004
DELICIOUS! This is a quick easy recipe that produces light tasty fabulous muffins. I added 1 c. chopped dried cranberries as others suggested and loved the orange-cranberry combo. I think I may leave off the topping the next time because it seems unnecessary. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
This is a nice textured muffin with very pleasant results. I too like a previous reviewer didn't think the orange flavour was strong enough but my family like them lots as they devoured the whole batch within 30 minutes. Something must be right. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/04/2003
Rather dry and not as stong an orange flavor as I would have liked. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2003
The muffins were a big hit with old and young alike at Thanksgiving. No one didn't like them. I don't even like orange muffins and I liked them. However the recipes didn't quite work the first time I had to add more liquid. The topping also wasn't spreadable it was so thick; so I made some with and some without. The end result was fine though. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2003
This is a quick and delicious muffin recipe that anyone would love. Read More
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