Orange muffins recipe

(183 ratings)

orange muffins
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  • healthy
Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories121 Kcal6%
Sugar1.4 g2%
Fat4.8 g7%
Saturated Fat1.7 g9%
Salt0.1 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein3.1 g6%
Carbohydrates16 g6%
Salt0.1 gRow 7 - Cell 2

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.




  1. Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Spray muffin tin with non-stick coating agent.
  2. Sift dry ingredients into medium-size bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, combine egg with milk, margarine, and orange rind. Beat with fork or whisk to mix thoroughly.
  4. 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.
  5. Divide batter into muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.
  6. 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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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies