Orange Muffins are tender, lovely, and easy to make from scratch, with delicate flavors of vanilla and citrus from fresh orange juice and zest!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter softened (1 stick)
- 2 eggs at room temperature
- 1/2 cup milk at room temperature
- 1/2 cup orange juice fresh-squeezed
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 16 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Work in the softened butter with an electric mixer or fork. Blend in the eggs, milk, orange juice, vanilla, and orange zest until all ingredients are incorporated, but do not overbeat. Evenly divide the batter between the 16 prepared muffin cups.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the muffins just test done with a toothpick, taking care not to overbake. After a few minutes, remove the muffins from the pans and cool on a wire rack, or eat them warm out of the oven with a pat of salted butter.
Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 133mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.3mg