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Honey Muffins Recipe

These basic muffins from the National Honey Board become extraordinary with the addition of honey and orange juice. The moist morsels are terrific for breakfast or snacking.—National Honey Board, Mary R Humann, Longmont, Colorado
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. In a bowl, beat eggs. Add honey, orange juice, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 2. Fill 12 greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 197 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 333mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 5231
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2014

"I tried this recipe for the Honey Recipe Ingredient Challenge for the week of 9/8/14!

I DID make slight adjustments to this recipe by using 1 tsp. salt instead of 1/2 tsp. salt!
I also used melted margarine instead of butter to conserve on my butter supply and I think that I WILL try adding: 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. all-spice and 1/4 tsp. nutmeg to dry ingredients for a spicier flavor! I'd baked honey cakes from time to time in the late 80' and early 90's.The honey cake recipes called for spices and that added flavor to the cake! I do feel that honey IS bland when used in baked goods, but the recipe CAN be adjusted as the tester sees fit!)
I have found that when I baked these muffins, that it is a good idea to bake at 15 TO 20 minutes-my first batch of muffins were fine on top, but darker than was necessary on the bottom as I'd used a heavier type of muffin pan! My 2nd pan baked 20 minutes and they were fine! I made these muffins again, using the 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. allspice and
1/4 tsp. nutmeg and added 1/2 cup raisins along with 1/8 cup all-purpose flour to batter.
I rated this recipe as a *4 as the 2nd time around, my batches of muffins adhered to the paper liner! I sampled them and they definitely HAD an improved taste with the raisins and spices! It was just that the liners adhered to the muffins and I saw MORE muffin on the liner than seeing a full-sized muffin when liner was removed! I DID get 18 muffins the 2nd time around! delowenstein"

dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 6676
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"Good muffins! Served them with honey butter. Will make these again."

WPWyatt User ID: 1084177 5023
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"Delicious! This is quick and easy to make. The OJ wasn't overpowering and the texture was perfect."

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 6675
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I really like the flavor of these, however, I think I might have over-baked them a little because they were dry. I did make a maple syrup and powdered sugar glaze that I liked! I will try again though and keep a better eye on them."

AnnKup User ID: 5232649 8345
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2011

"These make a delicious treat for honey fans! I substituted in one cup of white whole wheat flour (King Arthur brand) for added nutrition and added 1 teaspoon of grated orange zest to intensify the orange flavor. Yummy!"

Dragonswort User ID: 3209231 4384
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2009

"I substituted lemon juice and sprinkled poppy seeds on top. Wonderful recipe."

MN9 User ID: 4100053 7617
Reviewed May. 9, 2009

"Not quite orange-y enough, even though I also added some orange zest."

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