Orange muffins recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 121 kCal 6%
Fat 4.8g 7%
  -  Saturates 1.7g 9%
Carbohydrates 16g 6%
  -  of which Sugars 1.4g 2%
Protein 3.1g 6%
Salt 0.1g 2%
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  • These tangy orange muffins are simple to make; perfect for bake sales, picnics, or parties.

    These zingy orange muffins are flavoured with fresh orange rind. To add even more of a punch of orange flavour, substitute some of the milk for freshly squeezed orange juice instead. Low-fat milk is used to make these orange muffins and keep the fat count low. This recipe makes 12 muffins in just 30 minutes.


    • 240ml low-fat milk
    • 1 egg, beaten
    • ½tsp salt
    • 1tbsp baking powder
    • 3tsp granulated sugar substitute
    • 250g sifted all-purpose flour
    • 60g margarine, melted
    • 2tsp finely grated orange rind.


    • Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Spray muffin tin with non-stick coating agent.

    • Sift dry ingredients into medium-size bowl.

    • In separate bowl, combine egg with milk, margarine, and orange rind. Beat with fork or whisk to mix thoroughly.

    • Make a well in center of dry ingredients. Pour in liquid ingredients; stir quickly until dry ingredients are just moistened and mixture is still slightly lumpy.

    • Divide batter into muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.

    • Bake 15 to 20 mins, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen edges of muffins. Let stand 1 or 2 minutes. Turn onto cooling racks.

    Top tips for making orange muffins

    If you want to decorate these muffins, top with a simple vanilla buttercream icing so it doesn't overpower the taste of the orange.

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