Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

"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!"
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  • 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


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

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  1. 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! :)
  2. 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!
  3. 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!
  4. I really love the flavor of these, orange and chocolate is probably my favorite combo. They were a little on the dense/dry side when I made them, but my oven does run pretty hot so maybe that was the problem.
  5. Mmm, delicious!!! I gave it four stars because it tasted like it should have texture, like nuts or oats. Maybe I need to let them cool a bit more because I ate them while they are still warm. Either that or I mixed the batter too much. Also, instead of orange oil, I used 2 Tbsp. orange extract. If you use orange zest (which I would recommend), then maybe cut the extract to 1 or 1 1/2 Tbsp.


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