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Orange Yogurt Muffins Recipe

Orange Yogurt Muffins Recipe

Bold orange flavor and a sweet glaze on top make these light muffins extra special. “They are a great addition to any meal,” notes Anne Prince of Courtland, Virginia.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel


  • 1. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup sugar, orange peel and water. Cook and stir over low heat for 3-5 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Add butter; stir until melted. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and remaining sugar. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, yogurt, milk and reserved butter mixture. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  • 3. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray; fill each with a scant 1/4 cup of batter. Bake at 375° for 13-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Combine glaze ingredients; spoon about 1-1/2 teaspoons over each warm muffin. Remove from pans to wire racks. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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karisue10 User ID: 5714911 119018
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"I did not over mix these yet they turned out spongy. The flavor was bland. A much better muffin recipe is the Blueberry Peach Muffin Recipe (also uses yogurt) from Taste of Home."

chrappst User ID: 1832994 149422
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2011

"Love this recipe, fantastic flavour and using Greek Yogurt makes them very soft and light."

pinkhedgehog User ID: 5825709 163732
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"Wonderful orange flavor and super moist. I tried using 1/2 white and 1/2 brown sugar and putting 1/2 cup of whole wheat flour in place of white. Still very yummy!"

linda63 User ID: 1357073 95677
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

"Followed the recipe exactly. Very tasty, light and refreshing. Prefect amount of glaze. This is a keeper."

Buford90 User ID: 1073215 119017
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"Have made this several times. Can substitute vanilla yogurt for plain. Have also used light, fat-free orange yogurt. Very light & tasty!"

tworthing User ID: 2376656 67494
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2008

"I changed a few things and they are just as delicious. I used orange extract ,2 tablespoons. Egg substitute for the eggs. I used Nonfat yogurt, 1%milk and no salt. I replaced half the flour with whole wheat. I replaced the butter with light butter. I also replaced the orange juice with light orange juice.

Tilda from waynesville, OH"

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