Orange muffins recipe

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makes: 12
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 130 kCal 7%

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.

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  • 240ml low-fat milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½tsp salt
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 3tsp granulated sugar substitute
  • 250g sifted all-purpose flour
  • 60g margarine, melted
  • 2tsp finely grated orange rind.


  • Preheat oven to 220°C/425°F/Gas Mark 7. Spray muffin tin with non-stick coating agent.

  • Sift dry ingredients into medium-size bowl.

  • In separate bowl, combine egg with milk, margarine, and orange rind. Beat with fork or whisk to mix thoroughly.

  • 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.

  • Divide batter into muffin cups, filling each two-thirds full.

  • 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.

Top tip for making Orange muffins

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

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