Refreshing Orange Muffins

I have a bag full of oranges that are nearly impossible to peel. To get through the bag a little quicker, I’ve been brainstorming uses for freshly squeezed orange juice. Smoothies, sangria, orange chicken, cake… the possibilities seem endless.

Last week, I made an orange-glazed tempeh (glaze = fresh orange juice, sugar and a dash of cornstarch blended together on a simmer) and for Mother’s Day I baked these refreshing orange muffins! Check ’em out!


Refreshing orange muffins (Makes 10-12 small muffins)

1 Ingredients

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1 large egg

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

4 tbsp melted butter (let cool)

Zest and juice of a small orange

3 tbsp white sugar

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, egg, orange juice, vanilla and butter. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix sugar and orange zest together. Once combined, add flours, baking powder and baking soda. Mix these dry ingredients together.
  4. Pour the liquid ingredients from the small bowl into your bowl of dry ingredients and stir to blend.
  5. Divide the batter into lightly greased (or lined) muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Serve warm or store in fridge/freezer for later.

Stay healthy, stay happy, eat muffins.


4 thoughts on “Refreshing Orange Muffins

    • emilyrosemclaughlin says:

      I think you definitely could! I would add the egg replacer to the liquid mixture but leave the milk out. After stirring every other ingredient together, I would add the milk a tbsp at a time. Don’t want them to get too liquid-y. :)

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