Here is yet another great breakfast muffin recipe for scratch muffins with orange juice and orange zest.

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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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  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups or line with baking cups.

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  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt; mix well. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, oil and egg; blend well. Add dry ingredients all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened (batter will be lumpy.)

  • Fill cups 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 1 minute before removing from pan. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

176.1 calories; 2.8 g protein; 26.3 g carbohydrates; 15.5 mg cholesterol; 225.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (123)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
Very very good. I made the following changes based upon other reviews and my own preferences: I subbed 1/2C whole wheat for the same amount of white flour. I added a dash of cinnamin and 4 T applesauce as well as about a 1/2C of craisens. To sweeten them up a bit I made a drizzle for them from fresh squeezed OJ & powdered sugar. They were delicious! I will definitely make them again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2011
I like the flavor but I do not like the texture. Its too dry. I baked at 390 and added a couple drops of vanilla and a dash of cinnimon. I also added a bit more orange juice than it said to. Once it cooled I brushed a little orange juice on top of them and sprinkled sugar. It improved them. Read More
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151 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 54
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
Very very good. I made the following changes based upon other reviews and my own preferences: I subbed 1/2C whole wheat for the same amount of white flour. I added a dash of cinnamin and 4 T applesauce as well as about a 1/2C of craisens. To sweeten them up a bit I made a drizzle for them from fresh squeezed OJ & powdered sugar. They were delicious! I will definitely make them again. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2007
Very very good. I made the following changes based upon other reviews and my own preferences: I subbed 1/2C whole wheat for the same amount of white flour. I added a dash of cinnamin and 4 T applesauce as well as about a 1/2C of craisens. To sweeten them up a bit I made a drizzle for them from fresh squeezed OJ & powdered sugar. They were delicious! I will definitely make them again. Read More
(64)
Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2003
I made these muffins four different ways last weekend and they were all absolutely delicious! I made strawberry blackberry blueberry and raspberry all with the same flavored yogurt as the fruit I used. They are so easy to make and look like I spent a lot more time on them than I did. They are so pretty on a tray and very moist. We loved them so I will be making them quit often now. Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2006
This is a great recipe. I made this as a quick bread using an 8x4 pan and baking at 350 for 40-45 minutes. It came out excellent. I used more zest and it had lots of orange flavor. Definitely a keeper! Will make this often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/12/2007
I varied my recipe based on the other additions / deletions as follows. Replaced sugar with 2/3 cup of splenda (sugar substitute). Also always substitue butter or oil in EVERY muffin recipe and subsituted with whatever low fat yoghurt I have in the fridge (in this case it was mango/peach. Additions were 1/2 cup of cranberries and /2 cup of walnuts & 1 tsp of vanilla. I made this recipe twice and changed my cranberries/walnuts to 1/2 cup of dark choc. chips and 1/2 cup of dessicated coconut and sprinkled extra on top of each muffin. Great basic recipe. Sometimes I don't bother with plain flour & baking powder and use self raising flour which has both ingredients in one. Of course I will make these again they look great taste great too! (sounds like an ad oh well!) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2006
I did tweak the recipe a little after having read the other reviews. I added 2TBS more sugar, the zest from the whole orange, and in addition to the orange juice, I squeezed the juice of half an orange. I made mini muffins and baked for 18 min - wonderfully crispy top and soft center. I will make these again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2007
very easy very orange very tasty filled the kitchen with a beautiful citrus smell. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/10/2004
The orange muffins were yummy--I made mini muffins and it made around 28. I only had to bake them for 18 minutes. When they came out of the oven I brushed the tops with melted butter and sprinkled them with sugar for an added touch. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/12/2007
These were good but not the best I have tried I am still out on the search for the perfect orange muffin recipe. Had to add 3/4 cups white sugar and 1/4 cup orange yogurt to give it some extra flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/11/2009
For those with a sweet tooth add an orange glaze to the top. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/13/2011
I like the flavor but I do not like the texture. Its too dry. I baked at 390 and added a couple drops of vanilla and a dash of cinnimon. I also added a bit more orange juice than it said to. Once it cooled I brushed a little orange juice on top of them and sprinkled sugar. It improved them. Read More
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