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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Orange Muffins: Your Recipe, My Kitchen

One thing that I have noticed since moving to Florida is that I always seem to have at least one bag of oranges in my fridge now.  I haven't even checked to see if they are local fruit, but they are certainly delicious.  With two boys playing Pop Warner football, I had to buy extra for a half time snack and ended up with quite a few leftovers.  As a result, you may see a few extra orange flavored goodies posted.
I found the recipe for these muffins on Annie's Eats.  Once I saw that she had gotten the recipe from The Pastry Queen, I knew it would be good.  I have really enjoyed reading those cookbooks.  These muffins have 1/2 cup fresh orange juice in the batter and another 1/3 cup in the glaze.   With the zest in both, they are packed with orange goodness.    They made a great breakfast.
Orange Muffins (adapted from Annie's Eats)
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
3 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1/2 tsp salt
zest of 1 1/2 oranges
glaze
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
zest of 1/2 orange
Combine orange juice, oil, milk, sour cream, eggs and zest in a mixing bowl.  Throw in the dry ingredients and mix until moistened, but lumpy.  Pour into muffin liners (24) and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven 18-20 minutes or until done.  For the glaze, heat the orange juice in a microwavable bowl until boiling (45 seconds in mine).  Add the powdered sugar and zest.  Spoon over the muffins as soon as they come out of the oven. 
Okay, gang, your turn.  Please link up anything that you made in your kitchens this week.  Be sure to link back to this post/blog!


31 comments:

Ryan said...

Oooh these look great! I love baked goods with any type of citrus and the glaze looks so good on this. Perfect to start the day off right! Enjoy all of that great citrus in FL!!

SnoWhite said...

So refreshing -- orange/grapefruit/lemon make for amazing desserts.

Ann said...

Kristen, these are FABULOUS! I love when zest is in muffins and glaze...it makes SUCH a good pastry! These look absolutely delicious and I'm glad you're enjoying Florida's citrus!

Blackswan said...

Wow, the glossy look makes me drool! Very nice indeed :)

Dropping by from Luxury Haven

Baking Serendipity said...

The orange glaze is the perfect compliment to these muffins. They look fantastic!

Ruth @ Ruth's Real Food said...

Thanks for hosting! I posted a link to one of my all time favorite dishes, Beef with Tomatoes and Wine. I hope you like it.
You’re invited to come to my blog hop, Real Food 101, and share recipes made with all natural ingredients.
Have a great day!

Prathima Rao said...

Fabulous & delightful muffins!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What delicious looking muffins and I especially like the glaze - lovely :)
Mary

briarrose said...

Yummy! These look so tasty and fresh. Excellent muffins.

The Dutch Baker's Daughter said...

HaHa--Dang it! I always put my name instead of the recipe name on those links!

I like how we both had muffins today. I'm definitely going to try the orange muffins--love orange!

Btw, those are pineapple muffins in the pic. Anyway to change it?

Miz Helen said...

Great muffins! I am sharing my Sopapillas today and hope you enjoy them. Thanks for hosting and have a great week!
Miz Helen

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. said...

I live in Florida too so I know what you mean about the oranges! These muffins look fabulous! I love using zest in muffins and quick breads. I bet these muffins are excellent!

Rachel @ The Avid Appetite said...

These are beautiful! I love the unexpected orangey flavor. A perfect treat :)

Kim Bee said...

These look so wonderful. I love the glaze on them. Perfect muffin, great choice.

mjskit said...

These muffins look fantastic! I love the orange glaze. YUMMY!

Susan Lindquist said...

Great minds! I just just made orange muffins too ... I found the recipe on a website that does nothing but muffin recipes ... what a find!

Yours look so light and fluffy! Ambrosia!

cookingvarieties said...

hi kristen, i sure love orange muffins cos i love oranges so much.
thanks for sharing, they look so pretty too, need to try this out

Tina said...

There is not a lot of baked goods out there with this flavor. I love the shiny glaze and the orange zest on top. Knowing that they have sour cream in them insures that they are wonderfully moist too. Great post.

Drick said...

the only sweets I made this weekend was to be tomorrows post - and I burnt the heck out of them ( go distracted hanging drapery... ) love fruit base cakes so I know these are great ... gotta get an orange cake going pretty soon...

Happy When Not Hungry said...

These look delicious! Love the flavors too!

Anita Stafford said...

Your orange muffins look so yummy! I'm a big citrus fan in muffins. I shared my Mocha Walnut Brownies also.

The Mom Chef said...

Wouldn't that be something if those oranges were from California? :) I'm sure they're local (I hope so). Lucky you for having them so close by though.

The muffins are wonderful. I love all the orange juice and zest in both batter and glaze. Yes, for breakfast would be perfect, especially with a good cup of coffee.

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

These seem so light and refreshing and that glaze on top looks fabulous!

Debi said...

Thank you for letting me link up with you today! I linked Over Load and Ranch Deviled Eggs. Please visit our Thursday's Treasures on
Recipes For My Boys. <3 and Hugs!

Magic of Spice said...

These look wonderfully delicious! I do love citrus infused sweets :)

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

YUM! Your recipe looks really good! I would love it if you came over to Cast Party Wednesday tomorrow and shared this recipe with us.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!
http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

Rosann said...

Oh my goodness, my daughter's would love these...and quite possibly my picky eater hubby...and heck even I would gobble these up! They look so delicious. I think I'm going to make them this weekend and use them as my out the door energy to boost up my morning run. :) If they work, it might just get me through my upcoming half-marathon! LOL!

Blessings,
Rosann
(why do I always get hungry after I visit your website?)

kita said...

OOOh, In all my muffin lovin I have never had an orange muffin. These sound super yummy!

Sue said...

Mmmmmm, these are making my mouth water. They look so pretty too:)

Kathryn said...

Orange glaze! Yummy! Great topping for a great muffin! Thanks so much for linking these up at Muffin Monday!

BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

These look so yummy! I haven't tried making orange muffins before.

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