Orange muffins with orange glaze

Brandy O'Neill

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These sweet orange muffins will make a perfect appearance on your breakfast table. Especially when drizzled with a sweet orange glaze.

Orange muffins

Orange muffins with orange glaze

Yield about 24 muffins

Recipe adapted from Annie's Eats

Orange juice is not the only way to incorporate orange into your breakfast routine. These little muffins are packed with citrus flavor and even better when drizzled with a sweet orange glaze. They are perfect for the weekend or even on a slow weekday morning. Because the glaze adds a bit of sweetness it's not even necessary to slather on butter. However, we won't tell on you if you decide to use butter too.


For muffins:

  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 sticks butter (melted)
  • 3-1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 1 orange

For glaze:

  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a cupcake or muffin pan with liners and set aside.
  3. In a bowl of an electric mixer add the whole milk, orange juice, sour cream, eggs and melted butter. Mix together on low until blended.
  4. In a large bowl sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir until combined. Fold in the zest once the batter is mixed.
  6. Add about 4 tablespoons of batter per lined cup and bake for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Let the muffins cool while you make the glaze.
  8. To make the glaze simply whisk together the orange juice, powdered sugar and zest. If your glaze is too thin simply add more powdered sugar. If it's too thick add more juice.
  9. Drizzle over the muffins or you can dip your muffins into the glaze for even more coverage.

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Brandy O'Neill
Brandy is the author of the food blog, Nutmeg Nanny. In her spare time she enjoys developing recipes, baking and cooking. She is a small town girl who left the corn fields of Ohio for the scenic beauty of the Hudson Valley region of New York. Her food is influenced by her small town roots as well as her many travels around the world.