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Orange Muffins Recipe
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Orange Muffins

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"This old Mennonite recipe uses orange juice and orange zest to give the orange muffins unbelievably orange flavor."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    40 mins


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, white sugar and grated orange peel. Stir in orange juice, 1/2 cup melted butter, eggs and chopped nuts.
  2. Pour into 12 muffin cups.
  3. Blend 1 tablespoon melted margarine, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle on top of each muffin. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 31, 2004

Fabulous Recipe!!! This is a fool proof recipe, which for me was a good thing!! By mistake, I added 1/2 lb.of melted butter instead of 1/2 a cup, and over a cup of O.J., I only had to bake them longer and they still turned out great...verry moist. I also added 1 cup or dried cranberries, and didn't add the nuts. This is a very versatile and forgiving recipe that you can make many variations with and it will still turn out great!! Thank you!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2003

Rather dry and not as stong an orange flavor as I would have liked.

Jan 31, 2004

The muffins were excellent if you like your muffins less sweet. I added about a cup of fresh chopped cranberries which went very nicely with the orange. Be warned that they are not nearly as sweet as traditional muffins so kids may not like them as much.

Jan 28, 2004

This muffin is absolutely delicious! I used light brown sugar instead of white sugar and they came out great! Thanks Terry!

Jan 31, 2004

This is an excellent orange muffin recipe. I've been looking for this recipe for a while. The flavor is awesome and they are so moist. These are also good with raisins added.

Jan 31, 2004

DELICIOUS! This is a quick, easy recipe that produces light, tasty, fabulous muffins. I added 1 c. chopped dried cranberries as others suggested and loved the orange-cranberry combo. I think I may leave off the topping the next time because it seems unnecessary.

Mar 28, 2003

This is a nice textured muffin with very pleasant results. I too, like a previous reviewer didn't think the orange flavour was strong enough, but my family like them lots as they devoured the whole batch within 30 minutes. Something must be right. Thanks for sharing.

May 04, 2003

The muffins were a big hit with old and young alike at Thanksgiving. No one didn't like them. I don't even like orange muffins and I liked them. However, the recipes didn't quite work the first time, I had to add more liquid. The topping also wasn't spreadable it was so thick; so I made some with and some without. The end result was fine though.


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  • Calories
  • 243 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 31.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 376 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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