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Low Point Breakfast Muffins

. Add in how to make these healthier like sugar-free chocolate chips and adding protein powder to make them higher in protein

Low point Orange muffins on a cooling rack

Orange Breakfast Muffins

Muffins are a tasty way to start your day, and these orange breakfast muffin recipes will not disappoint. These easy-to-make gems can be eaten any time of day or taken with you on the go. Muffins are the perfect portable breakfast. These orange muffin recipes have all of your favorite flavors, including an extra boost in energy, if you choose to add protein powder, to last through those morning hours at work or school.

An orange that has been juiced next to a hand juicer and a clear bowl with chocolate chips and batter in it, being mixed with a wooden spoon

There are countless ways to enjoy these breakfast muffins. However, this is one way that I enjoy my muffins in the morning and just had to share this scrumptious recipe with you. If you don’t like oranges, switch it up, try another fruit such as cherry or pineapple. That’s the wonderful thing about muffins they’re so versatile!

an orange cut in half and a bowl of flour and chocolate chips in clear bowls on a white table.

Ingredients for Orange Muffins

Below are the ingredients used in this breakfast muffins recipe!

  • Flour
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Egg
  • Sugar (use a sugar substitute for less points)
  • Milk (use coconut or almond milk)
  • Butter (substitute vegetable oil)
  • Oranges
  • Chocolate Chips (use mini ones)

What can I do with a bunch of oranges?

An orange that has been juiced next to a hand juicer and a clear bowl with chocolate chips and batter in it, being mixed with a wooden spoon

It's hard to believe that there are so many recipes for breakfast muffins, but you'll be surprised at how these tasty muffins can be made to be actually healthy. With your leftover oranges, you can make a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice.

Oranges and other citrus fruits are a great way to get your daily dose of vitamin C! They also happen to be high in fiber, so they'll help you feel full longer than most foods. The best part? These delicious treats taste absolutely wonderful too 🙂

Oranges are a wonderful, low-calorie fruit that can help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. While they taste sweet and offer incredible flavor in your diet plan – it's the lack of natural sugars like those found in most other fruits for example which makes oranges so great.

Can you substitute orange juice for milk in a muffin recipe?

A clear bowl with orange muffin batter in it. Next to that is a muffin pan partially filled with batter on a white table.

Milk can be substituted 1:1 for orange juice in muffin recipes. Both milk and orange juice add moisture, but it may take a little longer for some recipes to bake through if you choose to substitute orange juice for milk.

It’s important to note that this recipe doesn’t use a ton of orange juice and already includes milk. Therefore, you’ll want to replace the exact amount of juice you were going to use with that much extra milk. You don’t want to cause your muffins to be too thin or this will cause them to rise and then fall which will give you flat heavy muffins, not the warm fluffy muffins we all love and crave.

How do I store and warm my muffins?

orange breakfast muffins in a muffin pan on a white table with a white towel near the top of the picture.

Once cool, these muffins may keep at room temperature for at least five days in an airtight container. You can put them in a refrigerator if you want or keep them on the shelf for a few days longer, if you wish.

You can put all of your leftover muffins in the microwave before eating. The heat is 10-15 seconds long or until the desired temperature is achieved.

Can you freeze muffins?

Low point Orange breakfast muffins on a white table.

Yes, you can freeze chocolate chip muffins. I recommend storing them on a lined tray, then securing them in a reusable freezer bag. Reheat in the microwave until warm! Breakfast muffins can remain frozen for three months.

Orange Breakfast Muffins are a great way to start the day, and this recipe is perfect for when you're in need of something new. Featuring fresh-squeezed orange juice, this muffin recipe is packed with flavor and nutrients, making them just what you need to fuel your body each morning. Plus they're easy to make and pack up well for on-the-go mornings!

  • Do not open the oven door or your muffins will fall.
  • Do not beat the dough like a cake,this will prevent the muffins from rising and it will make them heavy.
  • Never fill the muffin molds more than three-quarters full and make sure to place them in the center of the oven.
  • Using vegetable oil results in lighter muffins because it prevents gluten formation in the flour. On the other hand, butter adds more fluffiness to the dough.
  • Silicone molds give better results than paper molds, which burn easily.

More delicious desserts

Classic oatmeal raisin cookie recipe
Cherry Fruit Fluff
Orange Fluff Salad
Cast Iron Blueberry Crisp

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Low Point Breakfast Muffins


  • Author: Kevin Smiley

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 3/4 tsp salt

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 cup sugar (use stevia or other sugar substitutes)

  • 1/2 cup milk 

  • 1/3 cup melted butter

  • 2 whole oranges (juice half of it)

  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (Use mini chips)


Instructions

  1. In a bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  2. Take one orange, cut in half and press the juice out of it, reserve.

  3. You will need to peel the other orange, then slice it into chunks.

  4. Add egg, sugar, milk, oranges pieces, juice, and butter in another medium bowl. With a hand mixer or a whisk, mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

  5. Pour the liquid mixture over the dry ingredients, mixing as little as possible, just enough to obtain a moist batter.

  6. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.

  7. Spoon the batter into silicone or paper-lined muffin pans and bake at 380°F for about 25 minutes.

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