These Orange Muffins are bursting with citrus flavor and are the perfect treat for breakfast or snack time. The combination of fresh oranges and a hint of vanilla makes these muffins irresistible!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes | Serves: 12 muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, orange juice, vegetable oil, eggs, orange zest, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each muffin cup about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 180 || Total Fat: 7g || Saturated Fat: 1g || Cholesterol: 35mg || Sodium: 220mg || Total Carbohydrates: 27g || Dietary Fiber: 1g || Sugars: 10g || Protein: 3g

What I Love About This Recipe?

  1. The fresh orange flavor gives these muffins a bright and refreshing taste.
  2. They are easy to make and are perfect for a quick breakfast on the go.
  3. The muffins have a tender crumb and a hint of sweetness from the sugar.
  4. The orange zest adds a pop of flavor and aroma that is irresistible.
  5. These muffins are a great way to use up any leftover oranges you may have on hand.

What To Avoid While Making this Recipe?

  1. Avoid overmixing the batter, as this can result in tough muffins.
  2. Do not overbake the muffins, as they can dry out quickly.
  3. Be sure to properly measure the flour to avoid dense muffins.
  4. Avoid using low-fat or skim milk, as the fat content helps create a tender crumb.
  5. Make sure to use fresh orange juice and zest for the best flavor. Avoid using bottled or artificial orange flavorings.

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