Total Time
50mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

Orange oil is the essential oil found in the peel; available in most gourmet stores.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Position rack in center of oven; preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Prepare muffin tin—spray indentations and rims with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt until uniform; set aside.
  4. In another bowl, whisk egg and yogurt until smooth; then whisk in the melted butter and orange zest; once incorporated, whisk in the orange juice, milk, and orange oil.
  5. Stir in the flour mixture using a wooden spoon, until moistened.
  6. Fill muffin tins ¾ full; bake 20 minutes or until tops are rounded and lightly brown; pick inserted should come out with a few moist crumbs attached.
  7. Place pan on wire rack; cool 10 minutes.
  8. Gently rock muffins back and forth to release; remove muffins from tin.
  9. Cool for 5 minutes on wire rack before serving.
  10. *Blood Red Orange Muffins—substitute blood orange juice and zest for the orange juice and zest; whisk in 6 drops of red food coloring, if desired, with the yogurt; proceed as directed.
  11. *Chocolate Chip Orange Muffins—add ¾ cups miniature milk chocolate chips with the flour; proceed as directed.
  12. *Minty Orange Muffins—add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint with the orange zest; proceed as directed.
  13. *Provencal Savory Muffins—add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary with the yogurt; reduce the butter to 3 tablespoons, and add 3 tablespoons olive oil with the remaining butter; proceed as directed.
Most Helpful

What can I say? Not too sweet, not too sour. Not too orangey, not too unorangey. Very easy to make. I got 1 tablespoon zest and exactly 3/4 cup juice from my two oranges. The yield was 12 muffins made in approximately 1/4 cup capacity tins, and 6 muffins made in 1/2 cup tins. This is one of those "hit the jackpot" recipes. Thank you very much for sharing it with us.

mianbao April 21, 2012