Mandarin Orange Muffins

mandarin orange
Yields: 6 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 25 Mins Total Time: 35 Mins
Mandarin Orange Muffins are a delightful morning snack, with a subtle citrus flavor and light texture. The recipe is simple to follow and uses just a few basic ingredients, including mandarin oranges and their syrup. These muffins are a great alternative to sweeter options, with a delicate balance of sweetness and tanginess that pairs beautifully with coffee. The use of mandarin oranges ensures that the muffins are moist and fluffy, making them perfect for weekend brunches or special occasions. In short, these muffins are a tasty and versatile option that are sure to become a favorite.

They are a breeze to make, even for beginner bakers, so they’re perfect for a casual gathering or an impressive potluck contribution. They’re versatile – you can experiment with different types of citrus fruits or even add in some chocolate chips or nuts for a little extra oomph. Mandarin Orange Muffins are healthier than many other desserts, since they’re not loaded with refined sugar or heavy on the butter or oil. They will make your kitchen smell incredible while they’re baking.

They freeze well, so you can make a batch in advance and pop them in the freezer for a quick and easy dessert later on.
They’re great for kids – not only are they a fun and colorful treat, but they’re also a good source of vitamin C.

If you are looking for more muffin recipes. Here are some of mine:

Pumpkin Muffins

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Muffins


0/8 Ingredients
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0/4 Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly butter a large muffin pan (6 muffins). Set aside. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well. Open the mandarin orange can, drain the syrup, and save it for the next step. You should have about 1/2 cup of syrup.
  • In a separate bowl, mix syrup, sugar, vanilla extract and egg. Add slightly cooled butter and stir until combined.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ones. Using a spatula, stir the batter until just combined and no lumps are visible.
  • Fold in mandarin oranges. Divide batter into prepared muffin pan. Sprinkle with sugar and bake for 25 min or until the muffins are golden and the toothpick inserted into a center of the muffin comes out clean.

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