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Whole Wheat Orange Muffins

Orange Muffins

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I first went to Disneyland when I was 9, then again when I was a college freshman. My junior year of college I went to Disney World. All three of those times, no matter who I went with, we all just walked in and did whatever we felt like. In another week or so we are off to Disneyworld. I booked Fastpasses for 3 rides for each day 20 something days ago. If I was staying on a Disney property I could have done it 180 days in advance. I have a Pinterest board, am in three Disney related Facebook groups, have a list of must do activities, a list of places that are good for meals and others for snacks. We also have a breakfast reservation for day two. Oh and the girls have a cute Disney countdown going.

I blame/credit the internet. It is now easy – and encouraged – to be prepared. It is also so fun, to be excited with people and for other people. To ooh and aah over cute coordinated tees – and let me tell you some people have made awesome family tees. I find myself wondering though if this pre-trip experience adds to the trip or detracts from it. For my kids and husband I hope the research makes things smoother. For myself I am not sure, but will find out soon enough. I do tend to do this thing before every trip where I stop looking at pictures of the place, of hotels, etc so that I let myself forget a little and can be extra excited when I get there.
Orange Muffins
Anyway, when I am not excitedly trip planning I spend my winter months making a lot of muffins. These sunshine-y Orange Muffins made with whole wheat pastry flour are a delicious snack or breakfast. Canadian friends will know that many stores are do not carry whole wheat pastry flour which is a tender version of whole wheat flour. Mine was from Bulk Barn where they sell it in the bins with the rest of the flours. You are welcome to make the muffins with all purpose flour instead. I used a few drops of Lorann orange oil for a little extra orange-y, flavor but you can use lemon extract, almond extract or any other complimentary flavor!

4.67 from 3 votes
Orange Muffins
Orange Muffins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry or all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup melted butter or oil or combination of the two
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Two oranges zested
  • A few drops of orange oil or ¼ tsp almond extract or ¼ tsp lemon extract or ¼ tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a muffin tray with paper liners

  2. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium-large bowl

  3. Mix the wet ingredients together in a smaller bowl.

  4. Combine the two deftly, do not over mix, batter should be just mixed. Small lumps are ok. 

  5. Pour batter into cups and bake 13-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Serve with a dollop of marmalade for extra orangey goodness

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you thin out a little marmalade with water it makes for a wonderful glaze!

Orange Muffins

A fellow orange lover? Try out this family favourite Orange Cake!

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27 Comments

  • Reply
    Redawna
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    I have to say, I don’t think I have ever had an orange flavored muffin before. I am really looking forward to trying these.

    Have a fantastic weekend.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thank you Redawna! I can’t say I had either, but it seems to be one of few flavors both my girls like – you know that isn’t chocolate lol

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    Close To Home (@StayCloseToHome)
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    I love making great recipes even greater by making them healthier.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      thank you! It’s so important to do that – especially for breakfast!

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    Molly Kumar
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    These orange muffins look so pretty and healthy. I love fruit flavored muffins than the regular chocolate ones, so this is definitely going in my try list.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Happy to hear it and thanks for stopping by!

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    sugarlovespices
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    I love the flavors in these muffins! I made orange and dark chocolate spelt muffins once, and loved it. They also look very pretty in their beautiful simplicity. Will try them! Thank you!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      I love that combination and that you used spelt! sounds amazing!

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    Sandi
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    Oranges are so fresh and in-season right now. These muffins look delicious.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thanks Sandi! I think Oranges are mother natures way of keeping us sane in the winter!

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    Snappy Gourmet
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    Love the idea of adding orange and almond extract together!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      I was just thinking that I should add some flaked almonds into the mix too!

  • Reply
    lucicoo
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    These look so delicious. I love anything orange in it, it taste so refreshing.

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      agreed!

  • Reply
    Tazim
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    Mm I can just imagine how delicious these would be first thing in the morning!

    • Reply
      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      That they are! Thanks for popping by Tazim!

  • Reply
    Shumaila
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    I miss Bulk Barn from my trip to Toronto! Lorann’s oils are so good, I still have my stock! These muffins sound great and so exciting about your trip to Disneyland. Have fun!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thanks Shumaila! I bought quite a few of Lorann Oils a while back and am ready for a top up now. Do you have any favourites that you would recommend?

  • Reply
    Melissa
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    I bet blueberries would be yummy in these muffins!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      omg, that would work so so well!

  • Reply
    Food Meanderings
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    These look great! And thanks for the bulk barn tip- I did no know that!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      It totally made my day! Otherwise I was having small bouts of across the border envy – they do have Trader Joes y’know 😉

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    Ruksana
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    These sound absolutely yum! Saving for that day when I will crave something orangy 🙂

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thanks Ruksana! Hope you try it and like it!

  • Reply
    Cleo @ Journey to the Garden
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    I love the flavour of orange and you don’t often see it in muffins. They sound delicious! A great idea for breakfast!

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      sarahjmir@gmail.com
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      Thank you Cleo! And I agree that is a little under used!

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