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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

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Orange and White Chocolate Muffins


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.

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  1. Blog is the New Black

    March 27th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    One of my all time fav flavor combos!

  2. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    So yummy Liz!

  3. anita

    March 27th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I agree! Downton Abbey is my current obsession πŸ™‚ Muffins look beautiful.

  4. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    thank you Anita.

  5. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    March 27th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

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

  6. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Me too. Except now I need good light so that I can shoot it!

  7. Nicole, RD

    March 27th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Two of my most favorite foods/flavors! Mmmm!!

  8. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    hope that you like these little muffins then.

  9. shirley woolward

    March 27th, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    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……..

  10. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Me too Shirley! LOVE that show.

  11. Chesney

    March 27th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    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? πŸ™‚

  12. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Such a long wait! I cannot wait until January.

  13. kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    March 27th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    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!!!

  14. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

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

  15. Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    March 27th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

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

  16. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

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

  17. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    March 28th, 2012 at 1:14 am

    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! πŸ™‚

  18. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Do you really? What kinds?

  19. Sarah

    March 28th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    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. πŸ˜€

  20. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    YUM! Sounds heavenly.

  21. Jessica

    March 28th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Love this! Already planning on making them this weekend! πŸ™‚

  22. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I hope that you do Jessica.

  23. Laura Dembowski

    March 31st, 2012 at 11:25 am

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

  24. bakedbree

    April 8th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Thank you Laura, they are a nice change from blueberry.

  25. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    April 10th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    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. πŸ™‚

  26. bakedbree

    April 11th, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    thank you Erin! These muffins are really good.

  27. Kristen Parks

    April 29th, 2012 at 7:39 am

    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.

  28. bakedbree

    April 29th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    I am so glad Kristen! I love this muffin too. So easy.

  29. Vicki

    May 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    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!) πŸ™‚

  30. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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

  31. Rach

    May 14th, 2012 at 2:40 am

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

  32. bakedbree

    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    No, I just use a whisk and call it good.

  33. Jessica

    October 31st, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    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! (:

  34. bakedbree

    November 2nd, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Use all flour. Try looking near the breadcrumbs.

  35. Jessica

    November 2nd, 2012 at 10:19 am

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

  36. bakedbree

    November 2nd, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Use all flour.

  37. Kim

    January 19th, 2013 at 3:40 am

    If you make mini muffins do you still need to bake them for 20 mins at 400.

  38. bakedbree

    January 19th, 2013 at 10:20 am

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

  39. Brooke

    April 17th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

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

  40. bakedbree

    April 22nd, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Awww, thanks!

  41. Samantha

    December 15th, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    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?

  42. bakedbree

    December 15th, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    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.

  43. Samantha

    January 31st, 2015 at 11:39 pm

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

  44. bakedbree

    February 1st, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    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.

  45. Samantha

    February 2nd, 2015 at 4:13 am

    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!

  46. Ariadna

    August 21st, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Hello, for how many muffins is the recipe?

  47. bakedbree

    August 21st, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    12

  48. Ariadna

    August 25th, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Can you please suggest some kind of frosting for them.
    Thank you .

  49. bakedbree

    September 7th, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Orange glaze. White chocolate frosting. Vanilla buttercream.

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    August 25th, 2018 at 8:45 pm

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