Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

These came from a muffin website; not sure which one. These are very moist and always a big hit whenever I make them for guests or friends.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F,.
  2. Line the muffin pans with paper liners.
  3. Drain the mandarins reserving liquid.
  4. Add the orange extract and enough water to make 1 cup of liquid.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, brown and white sugars.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, sour cream, orange liquid and the butter.
  7. Add to dry ingredients with oranges and pecans.
  8. Stir just until moistened.
  9. Fill lined muffin cups 2/3 full.
  10. Bake for 20-25 mnutes.


Most Helpful

A great but simple recipe for a first-time "baker"! More importantly, this muffin is so delicious I'm now inspired with my newly-discovered skill! Last weekend, I was collecting easy muffin recipes for my elderly mother who has just recently learned how to bake, as well. Since she is not computer-savvy, I browsed through several possibilities for her! Going through numerous recipes made me realize that baking did not seem so difficult after all. When I told my nurses about this, they challenged me to "shock" them by baking one of the recipes I collected for my mother! Today being a snowbound day made it ideal to try my hand at baking! I am impressed!

Drfajardo February 26, 2013

Delicious!! My oldest daughter and I loved them! Thanks so much!

bcfdwife February 25, 2010

I was a bit confused by the recipe: was it 1c of oranges AND juice, or 1c of just liquid? I went with 1c of liquid, and I think that was wrong; they were too mushy and totally flopped. Mine turned out a bit bland, too; I used water, but with a little extra extract and some zest. I like my muffins a tad sweeter than these; that would be easy enough to fix next time.

annlouise May 25, 2006

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