Orange and White Chocolate Muffins

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

It is dark and stormy outside. Lots of thunder and lightening. It is the perfect day to stay inside in your jammies and watch movies. I am fairly incapable of concentrating on anything else because I am watching Season 2 of Downton Abbey on my iPad. I am so into this show, I love everything about it. Of course, the fact that it is British, doesn’t hurt. The costumes are perfection, the characters strong, and I love the grandmother. The stuff that comes out her mouth is nothing short of amazing. I am suddenly craving afternoon tea served on my china with a scone of some sort. Or maybe a muffin. Like an orange and white chocolate one.

I don’t know why I do not make muffins more often. They are so easy. You measure out a few ingredients, mix wet into dry, and 20 minutes later, you have a delectable muffin to eat for breakfast or snack. The secret to a good muffin is to not overwork the batter. Mix the batter until everything is just combined. It is okay to be lumpy, it guarantees a tender muffin. These little orange and white chocolate chip muffins are like little muffins of sunshine. When you bake with white chocolate chips, they almost get caramelized. I love how the flavor changes.

1 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1 orange (zest and juice)
1 cup white chocolate chips

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar.

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

In a measuring cup, mix together oil, egg, milk, the zest from the orange, and the juice of that orange.

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until it just comes together. It will be lumpy and that is okay.

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

Stir in 3/4 cup white chocolate chips.

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Divide the batter into cups. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining chocolate chips.

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cool on a rack.

orange and white chocolate muffins recipe

Orange and White Chocolate Muffins

Orange and White Chocolate Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins

Orange and White Chocolate Muffins are like a Creamsicle in muffin form. A little crunch from cornmeal and lots of orange freshness.

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 orange (zest and juice)
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, baking powder, and sugar.
  2. In a measuring cup, mix together oil, egg, milk, the zest from the orange, and the juice of that orange.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until it just comes together. It will be lumpy and that is okay.
  4. Stir in 3/4 cup white chocolate chips.
  5. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Divide the batter into cups. Sprinkle the tops with the remaining chocolate chips.
  6. Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 20 minutes. Cool on a rack.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0 Total Fat: 0g

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50 Comments

  • I agree! Downton Abbey is my current obsession ๐Ÿ™‚ Muffins look beautiful.

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  • I love baking on a stormy day and having marathon TV show sprees in my PJs…I wish every day were dark and stormy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your muffins look awesome and I especially like that you add cornmeal for a different flavor and texture. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  • these sound and look mouthwatering! will be making these asap……
    and, by the way, i’m with you on Downton Abbey – just finished season 2 and anxiously await Jan 2013 for season 3……..

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  • These look great. I love anything orange, one of my favorite flavors. I also am obsessed with Downton Abbey. My girls think I’m crazy, calling them “Lady Caroline” and “Lady Jocelyn” all of the time. I’ve even asked them to call me M’ma on occasion. How are we going to be able to wait for season 3? ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Orange and white chocolate are such a great combo. I had the flu about a month back and the only highlight was that I watched both seasons of Downton in full over 4 days! Enjoy!!!

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    • That sounds good to me right now, 4 days in bed with the Downton crew!

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  • I love muffins and this combination with orange and white chocolate looks fantastic! I love how you added in cornmeal into the mix.

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    • thank you Jennifer! It adds a little crunch and sweetness that I really love.

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  • I’m obsessed with making muffins. I think I make 5 different kinds of muffins a week. I think I’m obsessed.

    Looks like I’ll be making 6 kinds of muffins this week with the addition of these! I love that you added cornmeal into the mix. Yum! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • These remind me of a mocha I created when I worked as a barrista in a coffee shop – orange, white chocolate and almond with a shot of espresso. Yum! I might have to try these muffins now. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • Love this! Already planning on making them this weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • These muffins look amazing! I make muffins all the time, but these are very unique. I can’t wait to give them a try : )

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  • I love the new design! I normally read in Google Reader so I didn’t notice it until now.

    And cornmeal in orange muffins? That sounds really interesting. I love the orange and white chocolate combo so I’ll have to see if I can find some cornmeal around here. The pictures are lovely as always. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • I made these yesterday for a meeting I was having and they disappeared and now my mom wants me to make them for the people at her church. This is definitely a go to recipe for me.

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  • I love your orange and white chocolate muffins! I actually got the recipe from YouTube (juicystar07).
    I tried them and made them for my mom, you should have seen her face!!!! This is definitely a bookmarked page! (& that’s coming from a 10 year old!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Welcome and I am so glad that you all liked them so much.

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  • HEY BREE! MAY I ASK IF YOU DID SIEVE THE DRY BEFORE HAND OR NOT? THANKS!!! XX

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  • Hi, was wondering if there was a substitute for the cornmeal because i have not been able to find it in my local supermarkets! Thanks! (:

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  • Hi, was wondering if there would be any substitutes for the cornmeal, because i can’t seem to find it anywhere!

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    • They probably will not take as long, but I have never made these in mini form so I don’t know exactly how long.

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  • These turned out so delicious .. exactly what I’ve come to expect from a Bree recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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  • I made these as a graduation present for my best friend and they turned out perfectly! This time around I want to make them in loaf pans for Christmas presents. I was just wondering how long and what temperature should I bake them for in a loaf pan?

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    • I really don’t know, I have never made it in a loaf pan. I’d start at 350 and keep an eye on it.

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  • Would these work with whole wheat flour? Just ran out of enough white flour and wanna make this for guests… :/

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    • I’ve never tried it. I never bake with straight whole wheat flour. I might use whole wheat pastry flour. But straight WW turns into hockey pucks for me.

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      • Thanks for the reply! I actually went ahead and tried it, replaced the milk with vanilla almond milk and added mini semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of white chocolate. It cam out amazing! Thank you for this great recipes and the inspiration that comes with it!

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