Mandarin Orange Muffins

"These are as close to Debbie Fields' muffin as you are going to get. They are scrumptious."
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
15
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

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

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Reviews

  1. beckas
    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.
     
  2. Sheila M.
    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!
     
  3. Alison J.
    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.
     
  4. joy-bates
    Not the description, not the reviews, prepared me for this recipe. These are the most amazing, flavorful, hug myself muffins I've ever eaten. The best bakery or restaurant muffin does not compare. Thank you for this treasure that I'm passing down in the family.
     
  5. StacyMD187373
    Yum! These were great! I used raisins instead of cranberries since we had a large bag. Made these to use up some mandarin oranges my toddler decided he no longer likes even though he asks for them. He likes these muffins, though. I made into mini muffins and have a ton in the freezer! made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
     
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  1. Jazzy D.
    Very yummy :) I used 1/4 less sugar. It still tastes very sweet with all the mandarins. I also added rhubarb instead of cranberries which was delicious. I grated the mandarin skin and added to the top with the sugar. I also only used one egg because I only had one. I've just used this same recipe to bake a cake :) my husband loves it!!
     
  2. Sheila M.
    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!
     
  3. Alison J.
    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.
     
  4. StacyMD187373
    Yum! These were great! I used raisins instead of cranberries since we had a large bag. Made these to use up some mandarin oranges my toddler decided he no longer likes even though he asks for them. He likes these muffins, though. I made into mini muffins and have a ton in the freezer! made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.
     

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