Are you a fan of Orange Creamsicles? I used to eat those a lot when I was a kid! If you like that orangey, creamy taste, you’ll probably enjoy these pretty and puffy rounded-top muffins. They have a great orange flavor and the white baking morsels give them an extra creaminess. They’re finished off with a yummy orange glaze and more of those creamy white baking morsels, coarsely chopped up and sprinkled on top.
These Orange Creamsicle Muffins might be a little too sweet for an early breakfast (or maybe not!), but they’d be great for a spring or summer brunch, snack, tea time, or dessert for lunch or dinner. Yay for warmer weather and yay for Orange Creamsicle Muffins! 🙂
ORANGE CREAMSICLE MUFFINS by NancyC
Makes 14 to 15 muffins
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup canola oil or light olive oil
- 1/2 cup milk or Half & Half (light cream)
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup vanilla or plain Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
- 1/2 Tablespoon orange zest
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1 cup white (vanilla) baking morsels (aka white chocolate chips)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a regular-size muffin pan with paper liners; set aside.
In large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; blend together and set aside.
In medium bowl, mix sugar and oil together, blending well; then mix in milk (or Half & Half), egg, yogurt, orange juice concentrate, orange zest, and orange extract; mix until well blended. Add this mixture, half at a time, to flour mixture and stir until blended, but don’t overmix! Fold in the white baking morsels.
Spoon batter (the batter will be thick) into muffin cups, filling them between 2/3 and 3/4 full. Bake at 350˚F for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffins comes out clean (muffins will be lightly browned on top). Cool 5-10 minutes and remove from pan, then cool completely on a wire rack. While waiting for the muffins to cool, you can mix the glaze…
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons orange juice concentrate, thawed and undiluted
- 1/2 Tablespoon milk or Half & Half
- 2 to 3 Tablespoons white (vanilla) baking morsels, coarsely chopped, for garnish
Mix powdered sugar, orange juice concentrate, and milk together in small bowl and blend well, until sugar is dissolved. This will be a thicker glaze. Spoon over muffins and sprinkle some coarsely chopped white baking morsels on top. Let glaze set for at least 10 to 15 minutes, then serve.
I think orange is a great muffin flavor for spring and summer! Do you have a favorite warm weather muffin recipe?
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