Crunchy Orange Muffins Recipe
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Crunchy Orange Muffins Recipe

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The topping on these muffins reminds me of a crumb cake. I like to bake a big batch and store some in the freezer to serve to guests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the egg, oil, orange juice and peel; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle heaping tablespoonfuls on each muffin. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Crunchy Orange Muffins in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p13

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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 246761
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2016

"Very good"

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