Orange muffins are an easy, zesty recipe everyone will love. Soft and light, these muffins are fragrant, flavored with orange juice and you don't need butter to make the center moist – just use vegetable oil. Perfect for breakfast or as a snack, you will love these sweet treats at the first bite.
Making orange muffins is very quick and easy. Simply combine all the wet ingredients in one bowl and the dry ones in another. Gradually pour the liquids into the dry mixture and mix quickly, until smooth and homogeneous. Pour the batter in the molds, bake for a few minutes or until muffins are puffy, golden brown on the outside and soft, moist on the inside.
Simple and delicious, orange muffins are perfect for any occasion. You can also customize these muffins as you want and store them for several days.
The key to make light and fluffy orange muffins is to use a good-quality ingredients, especially baking powder as it perfectly reacts with the acid of the orange juice.
To ensure your muffins are tender and moist, use vegetable oil. Although it is lighter, vegetable oil is used just like butter and is perfect for making muffins moist on the inside.
You can add some chocolate chips, chopped hazelnuts or a handful of raisins to the orange muffin batter.
You can flavor the dough with vanilla extract, cinnamon or cardamom or cocoa powder, which goes perfectly with their citrus note.
Orange muffins can be stored at room temperature, under a glass bell, for 2-3 days.
Collect the sugar in a bowl and grate the orange peel (1).
Squeeze the juice (2).
Stir until the sugar dissolves (3).
Add the eggs (4).
Whisk well (5).
Pour the extra-virgin olive oil (6).
Continue to mix vigorously (7).
In another bowl, mix the flour with the baking powder (8).
Pour in the liquid ingredients a little at a time (9).
Mix until the mixture is smooth and fluid (10).
Pour the mixture into the buttered and floured muffin molds and fill them up to ¾ full (11). Bake at 180° C (356° F) and cook for about 25 minutes, or until the muffins are puffy, golden brown on the outside.
After baking time, take the muffins out of the oven and let them cool. Turn them out of the mold and serve (12).