Glazed Orange Muffins

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Fluffy orange muffins with a fruity orange glaze and topped with candied blood oranges

These are the fluffiest, most orange flavored muffins you’ll make! Top them off with a sweet orange glaze and a candied orange slice, and you’ll be in citrus Heaven! The muffin itself is made with a mixture of Navel or Valencia Orange and Blood Orange, and the glaze is made with a fresh orange juice. It has a distinct orange flavor, with a little bit of fruity pebbles type flavor in there too!  If you have extra citrus, the candied orange slices are a great dessert to make that you can snack on even when the muffins are gone! 

What You’ll Need. . .

  • unsalted butter
  • brown sugar
  • granulated sugar
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • orange zest (both navel/valencia and blood orange)
  • orange juice
  • milk
  • plain yogurt
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • powdered sugar
  • orange slices
  • water

Make candied orange slices

  1. These should be made the night before or earlier. They are totally optional but I like the look and taste! Slice 2-3 blood oranges thinly into slices. Add granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water to two deep skillets. Bring to a boil while mixing occasionally.  Reduce to a simmer and add orange slices, not overlapping. Simmer for 2 hours, turning slices over halfway. 
  2. Remove slices and place onto a cooling rack with parchment paper or foil underneath. Let dry overnight or longer. 

How to make the muffins

  1. Combine the melted butter, brown, and granulated sugars in the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix well. Now add in the eggs, vanilla extract, zest of navel/valencia and blood oranges, as well as juice from both. Also add in the milk and yogurt. Mix with paddle attachment. 
  2. Preheat your oven to 375F. In a large separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. Then sift this mixture into your wet ingredients and fold in with a spatula. Mix until just combined. Fill muffin liners almost full, leaving just a little space on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely. 

How to make the glaze and assemble

  1. In a small bowl, melt your butter. Mix in your orange juice. Whisk in the powdered sugar. Put the glaze through a strainer. Now mix in the orange zest and vanilla extract. The glaze will be thick. Take a muffin, dip it in, remove excess by swirling around, then place on cookie rack with parchment paper underneath to let excess drip. 
  2. Top with a candied orange slice by gently pushing it into the glaze before it sets.

Some notes. . .

 

  1. While the aesthetic of blood oranges is very beautiful, If you don’t have blood oranges, the taste won’t change too much if you use only regular oranges (by the way, regular oranges = navel or valencia)! Just replace the zest and juice of blood orange with the other oranges. You can candy all oranges the same way as well. 
  2. Muffins are best the same day, but can be stored in an airtight container for a couple days. 

If you liked this recipe, you might want to try. . . 

  1. Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Muffins
  2. Chocolate Cupcakes

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Fluffy orange muffins with a fruity orange glaze and topped with candied blood oranges
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5 from 1 vote

Glazed Orange Muffins

Super fluffy and flavorful orange muffins, perfect to celebrate Winter citrus season
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Candied orange setting time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blood orange, candied oranges, muffins, orange glaze, orange muffins
Servings: 12 muffins

Ingredients

Candied Orange Slices

  • 2-3 blood oranges
  • 4 cup water
  • 4 tbsp corn syrup
  • 2 cup granulated sugar

Muffins

  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of ½ navel or valencia orange and ½ blood orange
  • ¼ cup navel or valencia orange juice
  • ¼ cup blood orange juice
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • cup flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Glaze

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp orange juice from navel or valencia orange
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange zest from navel or valencia orange

Instructions

Candied Orange Slices

  • Slice 2-3 blood oranges thinly into slices. Add granulated sugar, corn syrup, and water to two deep skillets (Split ingredients evenly). Bring to a boil while mixing occasionally.  Reduce to a simmer and add orange slices, not overlapping. Simmer for 2 hours, turning slices over halfway. Remove slices and place onto a cooling rack with parchment paper or foil underneath. Let dry overnight or longer. 

Muffins

  • Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl. Combine the melted butter, brown, and granulated sugars in the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix well.  
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, zest of navel/valencia and blood oranges, as well as juice from both. Also add in the milk and yogurt. Mix with paddle attachment until well combined.
  •  Preheat your oven to 375F. In a large separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. Sift these dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and fold in with a spatula. Mix until just combined. Fill muffin liners almost full, leaving just a little space on top. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove and let cool completely.

Glaze & Assembly

  • In a small microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Mix in the orange juice. Whisk in the powdered sugar. Strain the mixture into another bowl. Now mix in the orange zest and vanilla extract. The glaze will be thick.
  • Take a muffin, dip it in, remove excess by swirling around, then place on cookie rack with parchment paper underneath to let excess drip. Top with a candied orange slice by gently pushing it into the glaze before it sets.

 

1 Comments

  • Mark

    at 6:15 pm

    5 stars
    This looks amazing! Gonna try baking these. 👍

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