Quick, moist, delicious: these orange muffins combine many good things! Since the recipe with is simple, it's an great last-minute-pastry.
These fruity orange muffins with yogurt really put you in a good mood: Vitamins to go! And: You have the ingredients actually always at home.
Taste and Occasion
Of course, it tastes better when the orange yogurt muffins are made with freshly squeezed juice. In a pinch, you can also use the store-bought alternative. The foundation of the fluffy orange muffins is my easy basic muffin recipe (where you can also find many tips and tricks for muffin baking). You mix the dry and the wet baking ingredients together only very briefly. This - in combination with baking soda and tart yogurt - results in fruity muffins that are fluffy and moist, just like the lemon yogurt bundt cake. The result tastes like summer on a plate!
In addition to the juice, orange zest also results in a fruity note. If you like it even more intense, you can additionally soak the orange yogurt muffins with some orange juice after baking. Which, by the way, is also a good idea if the muffins are, for example, already a day old or perhaps a little too dry.
How to make the Orange Muffins
First of all, wash the orange with hot water, dry, and grate. Then squeeze and measure out 70 ml of juice. Preheat oven to 360°F/180°C. Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl: Flour, baking powder, baking soda, orange zest, and sugar. In a second bowl, whisk the liquid ingredients: eggs, oil, 70 ml juice, and yogurt.
Then, add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones. Mix everything together briefly (!) but vigorously. Spoon dough into paper or silicone cups and place on a muffin tray. Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes and enjoy!
This fructose-free lemon cake requires no white sugar or wheat flour. The coconut oil gives the dough a slight coconut note that matches perfectly with the lemon.
By the way, the muffins with orange can be wonderfully varied. For example, we also like to eat orange chocolate muffins. There are two ways to do this: First, you can refine the dough of the muffins with chocolate chips. On the other hand, a simple chocolate icing on the muffins also tastes good.
- 230 grams (1 ⅘ cups) all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoon (1 ½ teaspoons) baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 120 grams (⅔ cup) sugar
- 1 orange, large one, grated and juiced
- 2 eggs, medium
- 100 milliliters (⅖ cup) sunflower oil
- 130 grams (½ cup) yogurt
- Wash the orange with hot water, dry, and grate. Then squeeze and measure out 70 ml of juice. Preheat oven to 360°F/180°C.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl: Flour, baking powder, baking soda, orange zest, and sugar. In a second bowl, whisk the liquid ingredients: eggs, oil, 70 ml juice, and yogurt.
- Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ones. Mix everything together briefly (!) but vigorously.
- Spoon dough into paper or silicone cups and place on a muffin tray. Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes.
- For even more orange flavor, drizzle finished, still-warm muffins with a bit of orange juice; poke a few holes in them with a shish kebab skewer beforehand, if desired.
- For orange-chocolate muffins, either fold chocolate drops into the dough or coat the muffins with chocolate icing.
For more delicious vitamin bombs beside these muffins, check out our other baking recipes with citrus fruits. Like the classic lemon cake, tarte au citron, moist lemon cookies, or lemon poppy seed cake.