Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

What a great excuse for chocolate in the morning. This recipe came from a King Arthur Flour catalog long ago - I get rave reviews everytime I make them. So, go ahead, have chocolate for breakfast!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour
  • 13 cup sugar
  • 3 12 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 34 cup semisweet chips (i use the mini-chips)
  • 34 cup milk
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 -1 12 teaspoon orange oil or 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • additional sugar, to sprinkle on top


  1. In medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and chocolate chips.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together milk, vegetable oil, egg,and orange oil or peel until light.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and stir together for 20 seconds, or only until ingredients are just moist.
  4. If you see lumps, it is OK to leave them.
  5. Lightly grease cups of 12-cup muffin pan and fill each 2/3 full w/batter.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon sugar over each for a crunchy, sugary crust.
  7. Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 18 to 20 mins.


Most Helpful

Made these for gift baskets for christmas. Didn't get to have a taste but they smelled wonderful!! They have more of a cupcake texture and a muffin texture. Thanks Suzanne! :)

Redsie January 02, 2010

I agree that the orange/chocolate taste is delicious, but they did seem more dense than other muffins. Thank you for posting a simple chocolate/orange combo recipe!

andreaadams01 September 17, 2009

These were great muffins, despite a few difficulties! I loved the texture. For butterless muffins, they are extremely moist and delicious. Also, the flavour combo is a winner, which is why I'm giving it a "loved it" four stars! However, I did find that the amount of salt was waay to much! Next time I'd only use 1/4 tsp, if that. Also it could use a bit more sugar. When I made it it just tasted uber salty and I had to add in a lot more sugar at the end. I also used a mixture of applesauce and oil instead of 1/2 cup of straight up oil for added healthiness :) Thanks for the recipe, my whole family loved these muffins, and I will definitely be making it again!

Lieutenant Ducky May 01, 2008

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