Orange Yogurt Muffins

Recipe by HokiesMom
READY IN: 30mins
YIELD: 12 muffins




  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and butter or spray standard muffin tins.
  • Finely grate the zest from the oranges (zest only the bright orange portion of the peel)- you will end up with approximately 1/4 c of zest.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the zest, first 1/4 cup of sugar and the water; stir together over medium heat for about 2 minutes until sugar dissolves.
  • Add the butter and stir until melted, about 1 minute more.
  • Set aside orange zest mixture.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and the second 1/4 cup of sugar.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, milk and reserved orange zest mixture until smooth.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir just until blended (do not overmix).
  • Spoon into prepared muffin tins, filling each cup three-quarters full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in tins for 3-5 minutes and then remove and cool completely on wire rack.
  • ****FOR GLAZE****.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the glaze in a small bowl and whisk together briskly until smooth and very well blended.
  • If glaze is too stiff, beat in a few more drops of orange juice.
  • Brush or spoon over the muffins while they are still a bit warm.
  • You will end up with almost 1/2 cup of glaze which should be enough for the 18 muffins.