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Golden Orange Muffins

A whole orange—peel and all—lends the sunshiny taste to these golden muffins. They’re moist, tender and a great way to wake up your family in the morning. But feel free to enjoy them anytime of day.—Valerie Inman, Elkford, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    14 muffins


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium orange, unpeeled and cut into eight wedges
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a blender, combine the orange, orange juice, egg and oil; cover and process until blended. Gradually add dry ingredients just until moistened. Stir in raisins and walnuts if desired.
  • Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 137 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 292mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Sabina
    Feb 24, 2021

    Was afraid to try it with the peel on but it came out great. I made this last night and this morning there are only five left and I am the only one here. I am making it again, right now, for my family and for my neighbors. Will make double. The only thing different I did was add a bit of flax seed to the dry ingredients. The muffins were still moist and delicious. This recipe is a keeper and so easy to make.

  • Kim
    Dec 9, 2020

    I have to admit I was pretty skeptical before making these when I saw that the recipe included whole oranges, but I decided to go ahead and double the recipe to make two batches for some family members. Had one to test out the taste and it was delicious! Highly recommend this recipe especially if you're looking to use up an orange or two.

  • Donna
    Jun 7, 2020

    I just made these wonderful muffins this morning. They were moist