A recipe for Orange Oat Muffins. These muffins come together easily in less than 30 minutes for a quick breakfast or brunch addition.
Orange season is coming to a close and I still had a couple of oranges to use up. I found this recipe for Orange Oat Muffins by Technicolor Kitchen and it was the perfect use. The muffins comes together quickly and are bursting with orange flavor with the inclusion of the zest and juice. The oats inside the batter and on top add a nice contrasting texture.
Be careful not to overmix the batter. Fold the flour mixture into the beaten egg mixture just until combined. Overmixing will create a tougher muffin.
Fill each muffin tin about 3/4 full. I slightly overfilled a standard ice cream scoop to transfer the batter to each of the prepared muffin tins. I have found this to be the easiest way to get a consistent size.
Be generous with the sprinkling of the oats over each muffin. The tops will expand in the oven and you will want a decent layer.
These muffins are best the day they are made, especially warm from the oven.
Looking for more recipes using oranges? Try Vanilla Orange Scones, Orange Cardamom Cookies, and Apelsinmarmelad med Timjan (Swedish Orange Marmalade with Thyme).
Orange Oat Muffins Recipe
Adapted from Technicolor Kitchen
Orange Oat Muffins
- Zest from 2 oranges
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup orange juice
- 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup rolled oats plus more for topping
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch salt
- Preheat oven to 375˚F. Line 8-9 muffin tins with liners or lightly grease.
- In a large bowl, beat together orange zest, sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until light and pale. Whisk in the orange juice.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, rolled oats, baking powder, and salt. Fold into the wet ingredients just until combined. Do not overmix. Pour into prepared muffin tins, filling each 3/4 full. Cover generously with more rolled oats.
- Bake in preheated oven until golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.