Thursday, January 24, 2013

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

For some reason, no one is interested in eating oranges at our place. Clementines work, but not oranges. The main reason being it is hard to peel compared to clementines. I had quite a few oranges that people gave as part of the gift bag. I had to use it up somehow and I made these muffins. They were not too sweet, citrusy and light and perfect for kids' lunch box snack.
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All purpose flour - 1 3/4 cups
Sugar - 2/3 cup
Oil - 1/2 cup
Orange juice - 2/3 cup (I used freshly squeezed juice)
Egg - 1 large
Baking powder - 1 TBSP
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Orange Zest - 1 TBSP
Vanilla - 1 tsp
Mini chocolate chips - 3/4 cups (See Notes)
Preheat the oven to 375 F. Line 12 cup muffin tray with paper liners or spray with vegetable oil spray. In a bowl, whisk together all purpose flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.  In another bowl, beat orange juice, oil and egg until nicely combined. Add vanilla, orange zest and mix. Dump the dry ingredients to wet and slowly stir with a spatula or a wooden spoon. Stir in chocolate chips. Do not over mix. Divide between 12 muffin cups. Ice cream scoop works best to divide them uniformly. Bake for 22 - 24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then turn it on to the wire rack to cool completely.

Try not to use the regular sized chocolate chips. This batter is a little thin and the chocolate chips might sink into the bottom.


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  1. delicious!!! would love to try this... will flax seed meal work for egg substitute?
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  2. Love this combination of oranges and chocolates.. its one of my favourites!
    Muffins have come out perfect!

  3. Superb recipe.. Mouthwatering..

  4. Very tempting muffins,feel like having one rite now.


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