These Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips filled with fresh oranges and dark chocolate are a fun way to start the day.
Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips are not just a delicious "grab and go" breakfast or afternoon snack, this flavor combination is actually filled with anti-oxidants and vitamin C. In other words, they are yummy!
This delicious little muffins are delicious all on their own but, if you want to live a little dangerously, try mixing in a finely mince Habanero chile to the batter.
Don't be scared! Habaneros and oranges are made for each other and go perfectly with chocolate chips. They are also packed vitamin C and add a fruity flavor to your breakfast or snack.
Orange and Habanero may be my favorite chile flavor combination. The little orange chiles have a fruity flavor that pairs well with any citrus or fruit as well and chocolate!
Habaneros are optional, of course.
Other Orange Recipes You Might Like
- Orange Habanero Polenta Cake
- Orange Habanero Marmalade
- Hot Cross Buns with Orange Marmalade Butter
- Jicama Orange Salad
Ingredients for Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips
- Baking Powder
- Egg Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
- add a Habanero for depth of flavor (optional)
How to Make These Orange Muffins from Scratch
- Preheat your oven
- Prepare the oranges or other ingredients that flavor your muffins. (Habanero?)
- Combine your dry ingredients except the sugar.
- Combine the remaining ingredients (liquid), including the oranges, juice and sugar.
- Bake and enjoy!
- Combine both mixtures and fold in the chocolate chips.
Can you substitute orange juice for milk in a muffin recipe?
- Yes, you can substitute more orange juice for the milk at a 1:1 ratio or, 1 tablespoon juice for 1 tablespoon milk in this muffin recipe.
- Both milk and orange juice add moisture, but it may take a little longer for some recipes to bake all the way through if you choose to substitute orange juice for milk. This is because the juice does not contain fat which is semi solid already.
- Please note- this recipe doesn’t use a a lot of milk and already includes orange juice. Because of that, you’ll want to replace the exact amount of milk you were going to use with that exact amount of juice. You don’t want to cause your muffins to be too thin or this will cause them to rise and fall improperly.
- You may need to bake the muffins longer because the orange juice will take longer to bake out.
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- 1 whole orange, cut in half and the juice squeezed out of it
- 1 whole orange, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1-¾ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup milk
- ⅓ cup melted butter
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Prepare muffin tin.
- Cut 1 orange in half and juice it into a bowl. Peel the remaining orange and cut in to small pieces, reserve as much of the juice as possible and add to the orange juice.
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Push the flour mixture out of the center forming a "well" then, set it aside.
- In another medium bowl, add the egg, sugar, milk, butter, orange juice, and orange pieces. Beat with a hand mixer until all the ingredients are well combined.
- Pour the orange mixture into the center "well" of the dry ingredients. Use a wooden spoon or rubber spatula to mix the ingredients just until combined. Do NOT over mix the batter. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
- Divide the batter evenly into the muffin pan, filling each cavity about three-quarters full.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the muffin tests clean.
- These are yummy served warm so that the chocolate chips are melted or at room temperature.
- Try to resist opening the oven door while your muffins are baking so they rise properly.
- Do not to over mix your batter, it will make the muffins dense and heavy.
- The cooking time is for muffin tins that are filled ¾ of the way filled. If you fill them more than that, you may need to cook them longer.