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Monday, August 29, 2022

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins #MuffinMonday

These delightful orange chocolate chip muffins are fluffy and not overly sweet. They make the perfect snack with a cup of tea or cold glass of milk. 

Food Lust People Love: These delightful orange chocolate chip muffins are fluffy and not overly sweet. They make the perfect snack with a cup of tea or cold glass of milk.

Can you believe it?! I’ve been doing some form of Muffin Monday for more than 10 years now and for the first three years, I posted a muffin recipe every week. That’s something like 240 muffin recipes. You’d think that I’d have run out of flavor combinations but you would be wrong! 

While I have made muffins with chocolate and orange before, they were a chocolate muffin with orange marmalade added so they were much richer and kind of taste like Christmas, well, British Christmas. These are much lighter! 

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for these muffins but you could substitute milk chocolate or dark chocolate, if you prefer. 

Ingredients for 12 muffins
2/3 cup or 130g sugar
Zest of 2 mandarin oranges
2 cups or 250g flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt 
2 eggs
1/2 cup or 120ml milk
1/3 cup or 80ml canola or other light oil
Juice of 2 mandarin oranges (about 1/4 cup or 60ml)
1/2 cup or 90g semi-sweet chocolate chips, plus a few extra for topping, if desired

Method
Preheat your oven to 350°F or 180°C and prepare your 12-cup muffin pan by spraying with non-stick spray or lining it with muffin papers.

Measure your sugar into a bowl and zest the mandarin oranges into it. Use the back of a spoon to press down on the zest and mix it in with the sugar, releasing the flavor and oil till the sugar is a pale yellow and whole bowl smells of bright citrusy sunshine. Go ahead, take a big sniff. It's glorious! 


Whisk together your flour, orange sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. 


Add the chocolate chips to the flour/sugar mixture. I usually mix mine in with my clean hands so that I can separate any chocolate chips that are stuck together. 


In another smaller bowl, whisk together your eggs, oil, milk and orange juice.


Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ones and stir until just mixed, with a little flour still showing. 


Divide your batter between the 12 muffin cups. Top with the extra chocolate chips, if desired. 


Bake for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.


Allow to cool for a few minutes in the pans and then remove to continue cooling on a wire rack.


Enjoy!

Food Lust People Love: These delightful orange chocolate chip muffins are fluffy and not overly sweet. They make the perfect snack with a cup of tea or cold glass of milk.

As mentioned above, it’s Muffin Monday! Check out the list of tasty muffins my friends are sharing with you today below. 

#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins. You can see all of our lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.


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Food Lust People Love: These delightful orange chocolate chip muffins are fluffy and not overly sweet. They make the perfect snack with a cup of tea or cold glass of milk.

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