Orange Creamsicle Muffins}Muffin Monday

So you may remember my slight obsession with orange creamsicle flavor.  You can find it here with my orange creamsicle scones, Orange creamsicle cookies, orange rolls and my favorite orange cake.

I decided that the list wouldn’t be complete without an orange creamsicle muffin.

oRANGE cREAMSICLE mUFFINS

I played around with my basic muffin recipe a bit and came up with what I think is a pretty amazing orange creamsicle version.  I usually limit myself to one muffin on Muffin Monday but these were so good I ate two (O.K., it was really three but not all at the same time!)

oRANGE cREAMSICLE mUFFINS

I used a combination of orange extract and juice from orange juice concentrate.  I made a version with fresh orange juice but the orange flavor just wasn’t strong enough.  The extract and OJ concentrate had better flavor.  I did use fresh OJ and orange rind in the glaze I put on top.  To give it that creamsicle taste I put in a cup of white chocolate chips.  The perfect combination.

oRANGE cREAMSICLE mUFFINS

Orange just says spring to me.  These muffins would be the perfect addition to any Easter breakfast or brunch.

oRANGE cREAMSICLE mUFFINS

Orange Creamsicle Muffins}Muffin Monday

Ingredients

  • 1/4 C butter, softened
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C orange juice (from OJ concentrate)
  • 1 C white chocolate chips
  • Orange Glaze:
  • 1/4 C fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp orange zest

Instructions

  • In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Add in eggs and extracts
  • Combine dry ingredients and add to butter mixture alternating with OJ
  • Gently fold in white chocolate chips
  • Spray muffin tin or line with paper liners
  • Fill 2/3 full
  • Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes
  • Cool
  • Orange Glaze:
  • Combine all 3 ingredients and stir until smooth and desired consistency
  • Drizzle over muffin while still slightly warm

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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Comments

  1. Jessica says

    These look so good!!! I have been trying some orange muffin recipes and adding vanilla chips or white chocolate chips to get this flavor, but haven’t been getting enough orange flavor. Thank you for this recipe!!!

    P.S. I have had the hardest time finding a chocolate w/ chocolate chip muffin recipe that tastes good ~ in case you happen to know of one =)!!

  2. jamie says

    You always share the most wonderful recipes! Would you mind sharing where the baking cups came from, too? They are so much neater looking than cupcake liners. Thanks!

  3. Pam says

    These look great! I am interested in making them but in your blog you said that you used buttermilk in the recipe but I did not see it listed in the ingredient list. How much did you use? Thanks!

    • says

      Pam,

      I did this post early in the morning so my brain was a little foggy – there is no buttermilk in this recipe. I used OJ instead. I have deleted that from the directions. Sorry for the confusion.

  4. Dawn says

    I bought a whole tower of the baking cups at Cash and Carry. Thanks for reminding me, I think Spring Break is a good time to make some muffins!

  5. says

    Cash and Carry is a place that sells to restaurants so everything comes in bulk but anyone can really shop there. You may have a similar place just under another name.

  6. Barbara says

    Hey Leigh Anne..

    I use fresh OJ for everything, so I’m gathering that when your recipe calls for OJ from concentrate, you mean the OJ found in canisters in the frozen food section, right?

    Barb

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