Easy to make Orange Muffins with Florida OJ! These are the perfect breakfast item.
With a new year facing us head on and lots of resolutions to keep, I for one will be focusing on breakfast! Waking up to a glass of refreshing Florida Orange Juice for breakfast is a great way to start the day especially when it’s back-to-school time. Not only does it taste amazing, one 8-ounce adult serving of 100% orange juice provides many essential nutrients for our bodies, such as vitamin C, potassium and Vitamin D (in fortified juices). These nutrients help our immune system perform just as it should leading to a healthier lifestyle, and with zero added sugar, this is definitely a routine we should think about getting into.
Did you also know that each 8-ounce serving of 100% orange juice is naturally made up of 90% water? Hydration is also a key player in taking care of our bodies so between drinking Florida OJ and water on a regular schedule, you can be sure you’re hydrating efficiently.
As an avid baker, Florida Orange Juice is also a great ingredient to add to recipes, both sweet and savory. It works well with grilled meats, seafood, cakes, scones and even cocktails. Being such a well-rounded ingredient, having Florida Orange Juice in the fridge at all times is a win-win for the whole family. You can find a lot of great recipes incorporating Florida OJ at www.floridacitrus.org.
These orange streusel muffins are simple to make and taste just like traditional bakery muffins. Moist on the inside and loaded with orange flavor with a crunchy buttery streusel soft muffin top, they’re good to have on hand for a quick breakfast or anytime snack. My kids ate these one by one even after breakfast time was gone!
With only a few simple ingredients that are pantry staples making muffins is a great way to conquer these busy school day mornings. Just make a batch of orange streusel muffins during the weekend and divide them up into individual zip lock bags and store in the freezer. You can defrost them in 5-10 minutes and enjoy fresh muffins every morning.
100% OJ provides essential nutrients to support the body’s immune system anytime of the year but especially in cold and flu season. By taking in many of the important nutrients found in 100% OJ, you can help take care of your body in the winter months!
Making these orange muffins
This recipe is a classic bakery method of mixing the dry ingredients with the wet to form a batter. It’s that batter that will be added to paper lined muffin pans to produce these yummy orange muffins. Once you have filled each muffin paper, they need to be topped with the buttery brown sugar streusel which will become crunchy like shortbread once they come out of the oven.
Tips for making the best orange muffins
- Use Florida Orange Juice!
- Bake the muffins at 400 degrees as the high heat will make them rise quickly to create that domed look on a muffin that we all love.
- Make sure your butter is at room temperature. This will make it easier for the butter and eggs to mix together.
FAQ’s about this recipe
You can use orange juice with pulp.
Yes, seal them and they will be good kept in the freezer for 2 months.
Definitely! If you can, wrap a muffin in a paper towel and microwave for 12-14 seconds
So, what’s left to do? Run to the store and buy the ingredients you need, making sure to double up on the Florida Orange Juice! Also make sure you’re following Florida Orange Juice on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
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Orange Muffins with Florida OJ
- ½ cup 100% orange juice
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 4 ounces softened butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup plain yogurt
- Zest of one Florida Orange
for the topping
- ½ cup all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp cold butter cut into dice
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
- Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin liners
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter with 1/4 cup of sugar until creamy
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth
- Add the vanilla
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking soda and baking powder
- Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and mix slowly
- Add the 100% orange juice, yogurt and zest until smooth
- Transfer about 2 tbsp of batter into each muffin paper, if you have any batter leftover, you can distribute it evenly over the rest of the muffins
- Combine the topping ingredients in a small bowl and rub together with your fingers until it becomes like sand
- Sprinkle the topping generously over the muffins
- Bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until the muffins feel firm on the top when pressed