They are much more like a scone than muffin. I used allspiec rather than cinnamon and twice as much zest as stated however they were still pretty bland. I would add dried cranberries if I made them again.
I just made these are they are pretty good. I used all whole wheat flour, added 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and did a 1/2 cup carrots and a 1/2 cup zucchini. I also sprinkled the top of each muffin with a few pieces of chopped pecans. Definitely not a dessert muffin though. Also, I was a little disappointed that the orange flavor didn't show through more. I will probably up the amount of zest next time around.
I made these as part of the "Pick your Chef" cookathon today. I found these muffins to be not very much on the sweet side, like you said, so, I'll definitely be adding more honey next time I make these. These sure are a healthy snack for children. I'll be glad to make these for my tiny friends;) Thanks for posting!