You’re going to love the taste and flavor of this simple Mandarin Orange Muffins Recipe! Starting off the day with this easy recipe will give everyone that boost of energy that they need. The orange flavoring is flavorful and makes for a simple and special treat. Make sure to check out my recipes with oranges for even more great ideas!
When you find out how simple it can be to prep and make these muffins, you’re going to wonder what took you so long to find this recipe! I’ve been making them for years and they’re one of our favorite treats.
I really love that this recipe uses real oranges in it. Not just orange zest or orange flavoring, but actual mandarins are in the list of ingredients. To me, that’s huge and is what sets these muffins apart from the rest.
Mandarin Orange Muffins Recipe
Since this orange muffin recipe is actually full of pieces of mandarin oranges, it adds a fun texture where each bite literally gives you a perfectly balanced taste of orange. Plus, once you mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, you’re pretty much ready to start baking! I love that about this recipe and is probably one of the biggest reasons why I don’t mind eating them over and over again.
Our household is all about having yummy foods that are easy to grab so muffins are always a hit! I make these a lot during the summer and fall months because they’re just such a great light and citrus flavor! The boys LOVE when I make them too because they’re like a great balance of dessert and breakfast.
How do you know when muffins are done baking in the oven?
The easiest way to tell if something is done baking is to insert a clean toothpick into the middle of the muffin. If it comes out clean, it’s done and ready to be pulled. If it comes out with batter on it, they need to bake a bit longer.
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- Muffin pan/Cupcake pan
- Cupcake liners
Make it a Meal:
Meal planning is one of my favorite ways to get ahead and prepared for the week! I love knowing that I can get organized for all the meals in a super short amount of time. If you haven’t meal planned before, now is the time to start!
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Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill
Starch Side: Loaded Baked Steak Fries Recipe
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Best Muffin Recipes:
Once you make this Mandarin Orange Muffin Recipe, you’re going to have muffins on the mind. Luckily I’m a muffin hound as well and I gathered up some of my favorite recipes for muffins that I can’t wait to share with you!
I love making this Easy Pumpkin Mini Muffins Recipe for fall!
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These Corn Dog Muffin Bites are going to be a hit with the kids!
These Banana Crumb Muffins are delicious and so simple to make!
Check out this simple dinner idea to make Cheesy English Muffin Pizzas!
Make sure to make these Lemon Poppy Seed Jam Filled Muffins!
You don’t want to miss out on making this Oatmeal Raisin Muffins Recipe!
Can you make muffins ahead of time and freeze them?
You can! If you want to make them ahead of time and put them in the freezer, this is a great way to meal prep and have them ready to unthaw quickly and easily.
More Orange Recipes:
Yummy Orange Muffins Recipe
These orange muffins are so good for breakfast!
- 10 oz of mandarin oranges , drained
- 1 medium egg slightly beaten.
- 1 ½ cup of flour.
- ½ cup of sugar.
- ½ cup of butter.
- ¼ cup of milk.
- 1 ¾ teaspoon of baking powder.
- ½ teaspoon of salt.
- ¼ teaspoon of allspice.
- ¼ teaspoon of nutmeg.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Sift the flour with all of the other dry ingredients.
- Add the butter.
- Mix together the beaten egg and the milk, then add to dry ingredients and mix until just moistened.
- Fold in the mandarin orange pieces.
- Fill greased muffin tins (or use liners) about three-quarters full.
- Bake for 25 minutes.
- Serve as desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 229mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Are you going to add any glaze topping to these orange muffins or eat them as is?
Thursday 28th of January 2021
Well I clearly read the ingredients thoroughly and my 4 yr old daughter and I sqeezed 10 Oz of juice and only used the juoce🥴 We crossed our fingers as they baked and ended up with super duper moist muffins(actually almost like a cake) with that beautiful subtle taste of mandarin. I also found a hiccup when we got to the butter..did we need to melt the butter or have it room temp?
Wednesday 3rd of February 2021
Oh no! That is totally something I would do! I bet they were SUPER moist. LOL! :-)
Tuesday 2nd of January 2018
These made the most delicious breakfast for the family. The kids loved the orange in them as it was unusually. They can't wait till I make them again.
Monday 6th of January 2014
You call for mandarin oranges, drained. I'm confused. If using fresh peeled oranges, what is there to drain? Am I to use canned oranges, and if so is the 10 oz. before or after draining? Thanks! Can't wait to try!
Monday 6th of January 2014
when you chop your oranges into pieces, you are going to get quite a bit of juice - you don't want to include that in the recipe, you want to drain that off :-)