Orange Muffins

"These are really yummy! Tender and very moist. These muffins can be frozen. SOURCE: Me :)"
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg, beat well, then add vanilla and mix.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix orange extract with orange juice.
  • Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture, mix well, then add half the juice mixture and mix; repeat.
  • Spoon batter into prepared cups, sprinkle with some sugar if you want crunchy muffin tops.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown.

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  1. I didn't have any orange extract and I added walnuts to mine. They were delicious!
  2. Sorry, but I thought they were just ok. The flavor was much milder than I expected, & I also got only 15 muffins. I did make an orange glaze ( powdered sugar, OJ, & orange extract) which did help.
  3. These muffins are super-moist and delicious! I didn't have any orange extract, so I just put in some orange zest instead. I will probably reduce the amount of sugar to 3/4 next time, though. Baked them at 180*C for 20-23 mins. Definitely making these again. TY for posting.
  4. Nice, light and fluffy muffin. I didn't have any orange extract, so my muffins weren't as orange-y as I would have liked. This would be great with cream cheese frosting or dried cranberries!
  5. These muffins were great. I had wanted to make muffins but I was out of milk, so this was perfect. I didn't have orange extract, but they seemed to be orangey enough without it. Next time I might add orange zest and chopped cranberry.


  1. I really enjoyed these. I used orange concentrate instead of orange juice. This upped the flavour considerably I think. Still have quite a few frozen to enjoy later. Thanks najwa


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