These are moist muffins with a hint of orange flavoring in it. I received this recipe from my great aunt at the time I was married.

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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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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease or paper-line muffin pans.

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  • In a small bowl soak oats in orange juice and water for 15 minutes.

  • In a large bowl cream together butter or margarine and sugars. Beat in eggs and oat mixture.

  • In a separate bowl, blend flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and nutmeg. Stir into batter. Stir in vanilla and raisins. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans, filling 2/3 full.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

246.9 calories; 3.6 g protein; 39.3 g carbohydrates; 51.3 mg cholesterol; 361.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (116)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
What a great recipe! I used more orange juice instead of the 1/2 c. water, and omitted the butter and used 1/2 c. non-fat plain yogurt instead. I also omitted the white sugar. These changes made the muffins very low in fat and calories, yet they were still nicely sweet and moist. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2004
The idea of the recipe was good however the baking soda is very strong tasting. Also the muffins were extremely soft and broke as they were taken out of the tin. If you are going to make this recipe I would suggest making these few adjustments: Baking soda decrease to 1/2 teaspoon and up the baking powder to 1-1/2 teaspoons. Also add an additional 1/4 cup of flour. Read More
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137 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 44
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
What a great recipe! I used more orange juice instead of the 1/2 c. water, and omitted the butter and used 1/2 c. non-fat plain yogurt instead. I also omitted the white sugar. These changes made the muffins very low in fat and calories, yet they were still nicely sweet and moist. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2003
What a great recipe! I used more orange juice instead of the 1/2 c. water, and omitted the butter and used 1/2 c. non-fat plain yogurt instead. I also omitted the white sugar. These changes made the muffins very low in fat and calories, yet they were still nicely sweet and moist. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2007
What a great recipe! I did read the previous reviews and followed some of the posted advice but I am thoroughly in love with these muffins! I used quick oats instead of rolled and they seem to be fine for the recipe and used 1 cup of Odwalla orange juice instead of the 1/2 oj and 1/2 cup water to soak the oats in and I used 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp baking soda as suggested. I'm very pleased with the results. I baked them in a 8 mini-loaf pan rather than muffin tins and the recipe made 8 perfectly sized mini loaves. I sprayed the heck out of the pans with Pam baking spray (includes flour) even though it was a non-stick pan and the loaves popped right out intact after cooling about 20 minutes. I also sprinkled chopped pecans over the top before baking but they sank down into the batter during baking which is just fine. They are a very very tender muffin - slightly crumbly. I think it is the oatmeal that gives the muffins that texture but I think it's great. I love the soft mouth feel. Although it has great orange flavor with the 1 cup of Odwalla OJ next time I think I may add 1/2 tsp orange extract and 1/2 tsp vanilla instead of all vanilla and take it from there for even more intense orange flavor. Pecan is definitely the right nut to add to this recipe if you want to add a nut. I omitted the raisens as we aren't big fans of them. These are super easy to make and will be a staple at our house! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/15/2004
The idea of the recipe was good however the baking soda is very strong tasting. Also the muffins were extremely soft and broke as they were taken out of the tin. If you are going to make this recipe I would suggest making these few adjustments: Baking soda decrease to 1/2 teaspoon and up the baking powder to 1-1/2 teaspoons. Also add an additional 1/4 cup of flour. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2003
I've made this recipe a few times and the muffins are so yummy they go very quickly. I brought them to work and had to print out this recipe for 3 people! my co-worker added raisins when she made them and they came out good too. I used "lots of pulp" orange juice for extra flavor. I also replaced the water with orange juice and I replaced half of the butter with applesauce to save some fat. My kids ate them up too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
Great for breakfast muffin. I used1/2 whole wheat flour 1/2 apple sauce and 1/2 butter used all OJ no water added dried cranberrys and a couple of tablespoons of ground flax seeds. I will use a little less sugar next time since I added all OJ they came out a little on the sweet side. They came out very moist and were not crumbly. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2006
These were great! I had quick cooking oats so I only soaked them in the orange juice/water mixture for 10 minutes and they turned out good. Also for all those people that had so much trouble getting them out of the pan...when you use muffin paper cups there's no problems. Will definatly make again thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2008
This is my new favourite muffin! I did things a little bit differently: only added brown sugar a few squirts of honey substituted a 1/4 cup of butter for applesauce and added 1/4 cup of plain yogurt. The taste was fantastic. The actual orange flavour was quite mild so next time I may add some zest/extract if I want more orange taste. Thanks and I'm going to make another batch now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2003
These are the best muffins I have ever tasted. My husband is always asking me to make them. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/29/2008
not bad... not as good as I thaught it would be. I used more orange juice and still the taste was too mild for me. I think you should also reduce the sugar quantity. It will do good for breakfast with tea though. Read More
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