Orange chocolate muffins recipe

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makes: 12
Cost: not
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 15 min
-20

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 284 kCal 14%
Fat 10g 14%
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  • These orange chocolate muffins are great for picnics or with a cuppa. And they can be frozen for up to a month!

    Ingredients

    • 300g (10oz) self-raising flour
    • 1 level tsp baking powder
    • 90g (3oz) caster sugar
    • 100g bar of orange-flavoured chocolate, cut into chunks
    • 200ml (7fl oz) milk
    • 2 medium eggs
    • Finely zested rind of 1 orange plus 4tbsp juice
    • 4tbsp sunflower oil
    • 12-hole muffin tin, lined with paper cases

    Method

    • Set the oven to 200°C (gas mark 6).

    • Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl then stir in the sugar and chocolate.

    • Lightly beat together the milk, eggs, orange zest and juice and sunflower oil. Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients, but take care not to over-mix or the muffins will be tough.

    • Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. Bake in the centre of the oven for 15-20 mins. The muffins are cooked when they have risen and feel firm to the touch when lightly pressed in the centre. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

    Top tip for making Orange chocolate muffins

    You can also freeze these muffins. Once cold, pack them in a freezer bag, seal and freeze for up to 1 month. Allow muffins to defrost for a few hours, then warm through in a hot oven for a few minutes before serving.

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