January 18, 2013

Orange Muffins With Orange Glaze

Orange Muffins with Orange Glaze
My love for oranges is known to everyone in my family. I love citrus flavors very much and among them oranges are my favorite. I love the color and also anything and everything made with oranges. To prove my point, I have an Orange bread, Vegan Orange Cake, Shortbread Cookie and a delicious, mouthwatering Orange Kheer that will be a perfect dessert and not to mention a drink that will whet your appetite. I have not tried so many dishes with any other ingredient like I did with Oranges, I believe.

And for this week’s Avant Garde Cookies Group we go hush hush. Anu gave me the secret ingredient as Orange and that made me clap my hands with glee. Now that I had covered almost everything with oranges, I started to think what else was left out and it was Arun, my elder one who gave the idea of muffins. And he wanted a glaze on top, as he previously loved the Mocha Muffins with Coffee Glaze very much.
As muffins are so versatile which can be baked as a quick bread too, I remembered pinning one such muffin recipe to my Pinterest Board long time back from Annie’s Eats. What I loved about the recipe at that time was the glaze she had used to top the muffins. So, I adapted these muffins accordingly as I do not get sour cream at my place, had to substitute with curd/yogurt.
Unfortunately, after placing the muffins inside the oven, electricity went off and returned after 5 minutes and that happened thrice while these muffins were baking due to some faulty connection in the nearby transformer. Luckily the muffins, rose, sunk a bit and then once again continued to bake and came out well. It was difficult to calculate the time but after 2+ years of baking, I have learned to go by my nose rather than open the door and keep testing with a tester which would have wasted my whole effort in this case.
Orange Muffins

Orange Muffins with Orange Glaze

Prep time: 10 mins | Bake time: 20 mins | Makes: 12



  • All purpose flour – 1 3/4 cups
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Baking powder – 3/4 tbsp
  • Salt – 2 pinch
  • Egg – 1
  • Yogurt/Curd – 1/4 up
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Orange juice, freshly squeezed – 1/4 cup
  • Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup
  • Orange zest – of 1 Orange
For the Glaze:
  • Orange juice – 2 tbsp
  • Confectioners/Icing Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Orange Zest – 1/2 tsp


1. Line a muffin pan with paper liners. Preheat the oven @ 180 C / 350 F Degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt till combined.
3. In another bowl beat together all the liquid ingredients ie., orange juice, milk, yogurt, egg and vegetable oil. Beat till all the ingredients emulsifies well.
4. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture in 3 batches and fold with the help of spatula till the ingredients are combined.
5. Finally add the orange zest and mix once more. Do not overdo it else the muffins will turn our hard.
6. Drop the dough with a scoop into the muffin pan and bake for 20 mins or till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
7. Take the pan out and let it cool for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to cool to room temperature.
8. For the Glaze: Mix the 3 ingredients in a small bowl and drizzle over the muffins and let it set.


1. If you want to freeze the muffins, do so without drizzling the glaze.
2. There was no need to add any flavoring agent as the orange zest took care of it.
3. I made 6 small muffins and baked the rest of the batter in a pudding bowl.
4. Glazing is of course optional but highly recommended.
5. Oven timings will vary accordingly.

This if off to Avant Garde Cookies


  1. Wow stunning clicks Radhika,with the glaze it looks so yum.

  2. Muffins looks yum and inviting.. Very apealing to the eye... :)

  3. What beautiful muffins and see I knew your citrus love affair I like the glaze very much can you send only that for me?

  4. wow very tempting muffins..they look so shiny too:)

  5. Want to try this...This is such a tempting muffin.

  6. Muffins look bright n beautiful!

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  8. wow...Yummy and tempting muffins....

  9. Delicious & yummy muffins,looks fabulous!

  10. ohhhh the color!!! super perfect and so tempting!! bookmarking it!!
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  11. I love oranges tooo and this looks so soft and absolutely tempting!

  12. it's like sunrise in plate. lovely dish.

  13. These tempting jewels are so beautiful. I love orange too especially the grated peel flavouring. Thanks.

  14. so moist and delicious muffins...bookmarked to try!

  15. so yummy and colorful muffin.. I have bookmarked must try

  16. Colour of the muffins itself is very attractive,delicious.

  17. On my to make list... Could u tel me is it possible to substitute egg with something

  18. Looks lovely Radhika!!! look at the colours!


  19. The muffins look perfect and mouthwatering...can imagine the burst of fresh taste...love it!

  20. 1st time here. You have an amazing blog. Happy to follow u...

  21. very tempting....love to taste it..

  22. Wow such an inviting muffin...I love the orange flavour too...bookmarked..

  23. Lovely and inviting perfect bf for the kids:)

  24. Loved the vibrant color cake looks so tempting :)

  25. I love d vibrant colour. Did input orange colour? I have oranges at home we'd like to try these out

    1. No Shella, I did not add any orange color.

  26. I just love these! The color is fabulous! Thank you for dropping these by the Favorite Things Party!

  27. Hi Dear,
    kindly suugest subsitute for egg....

  28. Hello kindly suggest subsitute for egg.


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