Mandarin Orange Muffins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are as close to Debbie Fields' muffin as you are going to get. They are scrumptious.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. Mix wet and ingredients and add to dry, and fold in with spatula.
  3. Fold in fruit.
  4. Add to tins (greased).
  5. Sprinkle with sugar.
  6. Bake at 375°, 20-25 min.
  7. NOTE: I use texas-sized muffin tins.
  8. This makes 6, and I have enough batter leftover for two muffins.
  9. It freezes beautifully.
Most Helpful

Yum! These muffins turned out to be very flavorful and tender. I reduced the amount of brown sugar to 1/2 cup and the muffins were still nicely sweet. I sprinkled the top of the muffins with sugar in the raw. I did not chop up the mandarin oranges but they broke up a bit when I stirred them into the batter. This recipe made 18 regular sized muffins.

beckas April 12, 2004

These are very good with the minor adjustments I made (cannot comment on original recipe). I substituted 1/2 the flour for whole wheat and reduced sugar by 1/4 cup. Some of the butter was substituted with vegetable oil. I used 1 - 284ml can of mandarin segments (drained) instead of fresh. I also only had orange extract and flavor was fine without the lemon. Will definitely make again, a nice change of flavour!

Sheila M. October 29, 2015

Very tasty! I used about half whole wheat flour, and I replaced almost all of the melted butter with unsweetened applesauce and the rest with melted margarine. The muffins are moist and flavourful, and a hit with children and adults alike! I baked my standard-sized muffins for about 18 minutes, and my mini muffins for about 12 minutes.

Alison J. June 14, 2015