Orange muffins

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Orange muffins
Orange muffins
  • Makes: 12

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These tangy lower-calorie orange muffins are full of sweet, citrusy flavour. They only take 20 mins to bake and are perfect if you fancy trying something new. Bake a batch and pop one in the kids lunchbox for a special treat.


  • 240ml low-fat milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • tsp salt
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 3tsp granulated sugar substitute
  • 250g sifted all-purpose flour
  • 60g margarine, melted
  • 2tsp finely grated orange rind.

If you want to decorate these muffins, top with a simple vanilla buttercream so it doesn't overpower the taste of the orange


  1. Preheat oven to 220C/425F/Gas Mark 7. Spray muffin tin with non-stick coating agent.
  2. Sift dry ingredients into medium-size bowl.
  3. In separate bowl, combine egg with milk, margarine, and orange rind. Beat with fork or whisk to mix thoroughly.
  4. Make a well in center of dry ingredients. Pour in liquid ingredients; stir quickly until dry ingredients are just moistened and mixture is still slightly lumpy.
  5. Divide batter into muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.
  6. Bake 15 to 20 mins, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Loosen edges of muffins. Let stand 1 or 2 minutes. Turn onto cooling racks.

Nutritional information per portion

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  • Calories 130(kcal)

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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