Orange Muffins

19 Feb 2015

Orange Muffins

Orange Muffins


Do these muffins sound boring? Because trust me. These are so good, you won't need to add chocolate, coconut, avocado or anything else you can think of. But I won't judge you if you do.

However, I warn you not to judge these muffins by their appearance. A good life lesson all around. But even more so in this case.



Orange Muffins


I know that every food blogger ever says that they are obsessed with their newest creation, but these muffins are seriously blowing my mind right now.

Whenever I buy oranges, I get all giddy bringing them home. Because I love oranges, and I am thinking of how they will be a great addition on my normal breakfast of this oatmeal (<-- seriously my favorite thing ever right now). But then I never use these oranges! I see the peel, and I just think: meh, it's not worth peeling right now. But when I can use the peel in some muffins? I am peeling these oranges like it's my job!


Orange Muffins


So now we've got some muffins with orange zest in it, why not drizzle the tops with orange glaze. Ooooh baby, now we're talking.

And my favorite part about making muffins is how freaking easy they are to make! Granted, these do use 3 separate bowls: one to "sour" the milk (because I never have the insight to buy buttermilk), one to mix the sugar and butter combo, and another to mix the dry ingredients. But these are soooo worth it. And if you knew me at all, you would know that I would never make more dishes for myself than I possibly could.


Orange Muffins


One of the reasons why I love making plain(ish) muffins is because of all of the possible ways to customize them! Next time I think I will add some dried cranberries. Or anything really, get creative with these suckers!

This will be my grab-and-go breakfast for a while... that is, until I get a new muffin obsession. So probably in a couple of weeks...


Orange Muffins


Orange Muffins
printable recipe

What you'll need:

Muffins:
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
Syrup:
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400˚F. Grease 18 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the milk and vinegar. Set aside to "sour".
  3. In a medium bowl, beat together 1 cup white sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the yogurt. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating in between each addition.
  4. In separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly mix into the sugar mixture until fully incorporated. Pour in the "soured" milk, and stir until just combined. Fold in the orange zest.
  5. Scoop the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 3/4 full. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. When the muffins are almost done baking, mix together the sugar and orange juice in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. When the muffins are done, remove from the oven and brush the orange syrup over the tops of the muffins. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.

Adapted from Taste and Tell Blog



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12 comments:

  1. They look so soft, beautiful and not at all boring!

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  2. Mmm these would definitely make mornings brighter!

    Sues

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  3. Some of the best things in life are the APPARENTLY easy ones. :)

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  4. Mmm these look fantastic Cathleen!
    My favourite cupcakes are my auntie's zingy lemon cupcakes! They didn't need any kind of frosting or drizzle, and I imagine these are much the same - love!
    I hope you have had a good a week as these little pops are tasty :D Thanks for sharing the recipe :D xx

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  5. These look beautiful in their simplicity :)

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  6. I really like orange and also lemon muffins.. simple but have that lovely citrus flavor :D

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  7. Could you send one over please - I have not had breakfast yet!

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  8. wow..yummy n sweet ones,looks delicious !!!

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  9. Not boring at all! I can just imagine the wonderful citrusy flavor! Yummm.

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  10. Not boring at all! These would add some sunshine to my mornings. They look delicious! :)

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