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Blender Orange Muffins

an orange blender muffin sitting on a muffin tray

Blender Orange Muffins

These Blender Orange Muffins have an entire orange, including the peel, mixed into them! So they're bursting with fresh orange flavour. And they're SO easy to make.
30 minutes
12 muffins
an orange blender muffin sitting on a muffin tray

Recipe Snapshot

KEY INGREDIENT: There’s one entire orange in these muffins!
EASE: Use a blender to do most of the hard work of mixing.
FLAVOURFUL: Deliciously orange-y!

a top down image of a muffin tin filled with orange blender muffins. next to the tin are two orange halves

About these Orange Blender Muffins:

You didn’t read that wrong! Yes, there is an entire orange, including the peel, in these Orange Blender Muffins. This is what give these muffins all their delicious orange flavour and what makes them so moist. If you love muffins and oranges, then you’ll love these!

a top down image of a muffin tin filled with orange blender muffins. next to the tin are two orange halves

So easy to make!

I think these might be the most simple muffins I’ve made yet! Most of the work is done in a blender (or food processor), so everything comes together so easily. I mean, what’s not to love about tossing ingredients into a blender and letting it do all the mixing?! Then all you have to do is stir in the dry ingredients and you’re done.

an orange blender muffin sitting on a muffin tray. in the background are two orange halves

Double the batch!

This recipe makes 12 large muffins, and trust me, they’ll disappear fast! So if you love them, then double the batch and save half for later…your future self will thank you!

an orange blender muffin sitting on a muffin tray. in the background are two orange halves

Blender Orange Muffins Recipe Tips:

  • Orange: Use a fresh, medium sized navel orange. Leave the peel on, then cut it into small pieces, removing any seeds. Then blend.
  • Blender: I like to use a regular stand blender to make these muffins, but a food processor also works. The key is to puree the orange until it’s nice and smooth.
  • Sprinkle the tops with sugar: Before you bake these orange muffins, generously sprinkle the top of each muffin with sugar. This will create a nice sugary crust while it bakes.
  • Storage: These muffins can be stored in an airtight container on the kitchen counter (they don’t need to be kept in the refrigerator). They are best enjoyed within 2-3 days.
  • Freezing: These muffins freeze well. Store them in an airtight container or plastic bag in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  • Questions about basic ingredients? Read my FAQ page!

How to make orange blender muffins:

Cut up an orange, with the peel ON, then put them into a blender or food processor with 1/2 cup orange juice. Then puree until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla, blend until smooth.

a top down view of a blender filled with orange pieces
a top down view of a blender filled with pureed oranges

In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Combine with the orange mixture. Scoop into a lined muffin tin and bake.

a top down view of a blender filled with orange muffin batter. next to the blender is a bowl filled with flour
a top down view of a muffin tin filled with orange blender muffin batter
an orange blender muffin sitting on a muffin tray

Blender Orange Muffins

Author: Our Tasty Kitchen
These Blender Orange Muffins have an entire orange, including the peel, mixed into them! So they're bursting with fresh orange flavour. And they're SO easy to make.
4.80 from 5 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 medium orange with the peel, cut into small chunks (remove any seeds)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a muffin tin with 12 liners.
  • Wash the orange. Cut it into small chunks, making sure to leave the peel ON, and remove any seeds.
  • Place the orange chunks and the 1/2 cup of orange juice into a blender or food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Then add the egg, butter and vanilla. Process until smooth. You might have to use a spatula to clean off the sides a couple of times.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda.
  • Pour the orange mixture into the dry ingredients and combine.
  • Fill the muffin cups with the batter, distributing the batter evenly between the 12 cups.
  • If you like, sprinkle the tops with white sugar.
  • Bake for 15 – 17 minutes. The tops should be lightly golden brown, and toothpick inserted into the centre of a muffin should come out clean.
  • Let cool on a wire rack.
  • Enjoy!
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Loved these muffins, so easy and so tasty. However, I must confess that I changed a couple of things because I was in a big hurry!
    One, I used 1/2 cup of canola oil instead of butter because I had none (no time either) and two, after pureeing the whole orange with 1/2 cup juice, I dumped everything else in order given and pulsed for a couple of times and voila!! It worked out fine for me. They were delicous.
    Thank you for this amazing recipe.

  2. 4 stars
    Loved the bits of orange peel. The muffins were a little dense, could have used a touch of salt. I sprinkled with ginger sugar rather than plain. And spread some orange marmalade on them before eating … I think that’s called gilding the lily.

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Jo-Anna,
    I stumbled across your recipe in a search to use some oranges.
    Well, I am delighted with the outcome and must say that it was a very easy process to get the mixture ready. Thank you!
    I did substitute canola oil for butter but this hasn’t upset the outcome.
    The muffins are so fluffy and the zing from the orange zest is not overpowering at all.
    I didn’t top the muffins with sugar and the sweetness is just right for my tasting!
    Definitely recommend this recipe.

  4. 5 stars
    I’ve had lots of failed Pinterest recipes- but this wasn’t one of them! These are so good! I made a few modifications and they turned out excellent. Had a quite large orange and was worried it would be too much- it wasn’t. I didn’t have orange juice so I subbed water- didn’t seem to have a negative affect. We are gluten free so I used a cup for cup all purpose gluten free flour. And I added a half tsp of salt. The muffins were such a nice consistency and I like how well they puffed up, making that nice muffin top. The large sugar crystals for the top is a must although a light powdered sugar glaze would be delicious too. I’ll definitely be making these over and over.

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