Flavorful Muffins With a Touch of Citrus and Sweetness

In my mind, there’s nothing like homemade muffins. From the delicious way the home smells while they’re baking, to their yummy taste fresh out of the oven, and their convenience as snacks. What’s not to love?

These Fluffy Orange & Chocolate Muffins are the perfect snack for winter. Especially during those days between Christmas and New Year 😊. With a nod to the citrus fruits in season at this time of year, and a touch of chocolate … this is the perfect treat.

Enjoy!

Orange & Chocolate Muffin recipe

Fluffy Orange & Chocolate Muffins

Lucy @ Lucy Knows Things
These Orange & Chocolate Muffins are fluffy and delicious. Warm or not, they're a convenient snack.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • cup flour
  • ¼ cup almond meal
  • cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange peel finely shredded
  • 1 egg Vegan: use chia seed egg replacement
  • ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk Vegan: use dairy free milk
  • ¼ cup orange juice the juice of one orange
  • ¼ cup cooking oil coconut oil, canola oil, etc.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips semi-sweet

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F . Add liners to a 12-muffin baking pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix the first 7 ingredients (dry ingredients).
  • In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients: egg, buttermilk, orange juice, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Mix only until everything's blended, but don't overmix.
  • Add the chocolate chips and mix.
  • Spoon batter into the liners. Fill each approximately 2/3 full. Make sure the batter is evenly distributed among the 12 liners, to ensure all the muffins will bake the same.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool for five minutes. Enjoy!

Notes

To make a chia seed egg replacement:
Mix 1 tbsp chia seeds with ⅓ cup water. Let stand for 5 minutes before using in the recipe. Grinding the chia seeds first is optional; I usually skip that step.
Regarding the batter:
When you mix the wet and dry ingredients together, the mixture will seem a bit dry and lumpy. You’ll be tempted to add more milk to smooth it out, but don’t do it. 
Regarding the yield:
This recipe will yield 12 regular-sized muffins, not jumbo muffins. If you’re making jumbo muffins, your yield and baking time will vary.
Keyword chocolate, easy, muffins, orange, simple

Looking for more easy recipes for muffins? Try my Easy Snack Banana Muffins.