Chocolate & Orange Oatmeal Muffins: a soft muffin flavoured with fresh orange zest and full of chocolate chunks 💛
Hello bakers! Aren’t muffins great?! You can bake so many different varieties with fruit or chocolate, or both! Recipes for baking muffins are super simple as well, and easy to remember. This recipe for Chocolate and Orange Oatmeal Muffins combines two of the most delicious flavours… chocolate and orange!! Who doesn’t love that combo?! I definitely do.
You are going to really love baking and enjoying these muffins because they are super delicious! I think the addition of fresh orange zest in the muffin and fresh orange juice in the icing drizzle on top really adds to the recipe and makes for an incredible muffin!! Nothing really beats fresh fruit flavourings in my opinion, they add a zing and freshness you don’t get with extracts… not that I’m saying extracts are bad!
Pairing the orange 🍊 flavour with chocolate seemed like a no brainer to me as they compliment each other so well. I’ve used chocolate chunks in this recipe so you really get that delicious chocolate hit throughout the muffin! Sometimes when using smaller chocolate chips they can get a bit lost and you need more of them to give you the full chocolatey taste. I wouldn’t suggest buying ready made chocolate chunks as you can simply chop up a bar of milk chocolate and ta-da … chunks of yummy chocolate ready to fill the muffins with!
Like with all muffin recipes you will need to mix the dry ingredients together and the wet ingredients together separately before combining. This method really creates the texture of a muffin we know and love … oh and it’s super easy to do! No special equipment needed, just a couple of bowls and a tin. I’ve used tulip muffin cases because I have a slight obsession with them but any muffin case will work just fine! I’d always recommend using actual muffin cases rather than cupcake cases as they will be bigger than a cupcake and you don’t want them over flowing!!
If you are looking for a quick, simple and easy bake then these muffins are totally made for you! Also, adding in the oatmeal almost makes them feel healthier and like a legitimate breakfast option!! Not only does the oatmeal add a delicious texture it gives the muffins a little nutty flavour and it is amazing! If you don’t have oatmeal you can whizz up some porridge oats in a food processor!
I just couldn’t get enough of these muffins I loved them that much, and I’m sure you will too!! Just try them for yourself and you’ll see … and taste the deliciousness!!
- 225g plain flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- Zest of 1 large orange
- 50g oatmeal
- 75g dark muscavado sugar
- 200g Greek yogurt
- 4 tbsp vegetable oil
- 150ml milk
- 1 medium egg
- 200g chocolate chunks
For the topping:
- 50g icing sugar
- 1-2 tsp orange juice (from the orange used for the zest)
- Sprinkle of oatmeal
1. Preheat the oven to 200c fan/ 220/ Gas Mark 7/ 425F. Line a muffin hole tin or cupcake tin with 12 tulip muffin cases and set aside.
2. Combine the flour, baking powder, orange zest, oatmeal and sugar in a bowl and mix all together.
3. Whisk together the; yogurt, vegetable oil, milk and egg in a separate bowl.
4. Pour the wet ingredient mix into the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add in the chocolate chunks and stir to distribute through the muffin batter.
5. Using a 5cm diameter ice cream scoop or a spoon evenly distribute the mix into the 12 muffin cases. Sprinkle over the extra oatmeal on top. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden on top and they bounce back when gently pressed on top.
6. Allow to cool fully. Mix the icing sugar with the orange juice, start with 1 tsp and add more only if too thick. Drizzle over the top of the cooled muffins and add another sprinkle of oatmeal if you’d like. Enjoy!
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