Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tracy's Orange Muffins

I'm not a big muffin gal, or cupcakes for that matter, I don't often see the point.  HOWEVER, that being said, when I want a muffin and I want an ORANGE muffin then this is the go-to.  There's a leap of faith here with the whole orange in the food processor thing but, trust me, I haven't led you astray yet.  Try this, you're gonna love this.  Read through to be sure you have the ingredients and go for it...  I'm experimenting today with lemons, same method, I'll let you know! 



In a blender or food processor: 

1 orange (barely trim off the stem end if it is gnarly, and remove pips, cut into hunks)
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup plain oil

Blitz like crazy till smoothish but a little chunky. 

Add 1 egg

Blitz again 

SIFT OVER all at once: 

1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
Pinch salt

                         *IF you don’t have self raising, then make your own, using all purpose flour and increase to 1 tsp baking powder and measure 1/2 tsp salt

MIX gently together

Divide into 12 (lined with paper OR sprayed) muffin tins,  IF your orange was massive you might have extra batter, just put in greased ramekin and bake along side, 

Bake. Preheated 355F or 180C? Oven for 20 minutes, middle rack

Make a glaze with 1 cup of confectioners sugar and enough orange juice to make a thick pourable glaze, and add a little cardamom if you have it. 

Glaze when they’re cool… EAT THEM

Here's the picture play by plays:

the WHOLE orange, sugar and oil, blitzed then I shot the egg down the tube, sifted the flour on top, whizzed it quickly then finished with a spatula, divide and bake

They dome beautifully, just 20 in the oven, extra batter divided in two greased ramekins, perfect mini cakes.
Truth, I dipped the tops in glaze, these are fine unglazed or use any icing you like, maybe cream cheese? mmm . or just a sprinkle of sugar would be nice a they bake

So, there's the muffins, go make them, they're crazy easy, moist and really really good, the pith doesn't make them bitter at all... try them, let me know what you think, 



  1. Throw some lemon curd in your experimental lemon ones 🙂 thanks for the recipe I will try both the orange and lemon even before you report back

  2. I made these and they are so wonderful!!! Next batch I am doing a small orange and a lemon together!

  3. These were awesome!!! I am going to make them again with a lemon and a small orange and gluten free so I can share at work. Out of five people in our office, two are gluten free. Thanks for the recipe!!!