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Wednesday, March 4

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Muffins-Springtime in a Muffin!

Welcome All! Can you believe it?!  We Spring forward THIS weekend! Spring begins in just 2 weeks from this Friday! Yep, March 20th, by my calendar, here in the United States. Unfortunately, I do realize that many of you on the East Coast and in other parts of the world are still looking at lots of cold days to come this year.  Whilst others are in the 90's! Goodness!

No matter, I have the perfect, refreshing, welcoming Spring, cheer up your Winter, or refresh your Summer recipe right here! 



I have seen a version of this recipe on at least a few other Bloggers pages, as well as, in All Recipes, Bon Appetit and other periodicals. The funny thing is, everyone had their own tips, twist and tricks to it, so it never reads exactly the same. I love that! 
I am no different. I made changes to it, as well! I think you will find this one of those recipes that you will make over and over again and your family will be asking you for your recipe or to make them some! (At Least, that's what happened to me! More so, too, I think, than anything else I've made) I can't argue with them, because I LOVE them! It seems I'm making them at least a couple times a week! This is it! The Fresh Squeezed Orange Muffin (Isn't it beautiful?!)


It actually tastes even better than it looks! Okay, so you ask, what's the recipe?! I'm going to give you my version and suggest some of the options others have used. It's all about making it your own and using what's available to you. They still will turn out phenomenal, even with alterations!
1 pan of 12! That's what this recipe makes. I can almost guarantee you will be making them again and probably very soon after your first batch!
Make sure you give them some good pokes! You sure want to make sure they soak up all the fresh juice glaze you can get into them!

Then, just look at what you end up with!! Don't worry, no way these will be around long enough for you to be concerned that there is just too many for you! They should call these vanishing muffins of Sunshine!

This is what Your Orange Juice, pulp and zest should look like for your glaze. In no way thin or see through. No straining out the best ingredients of all! 

You have all been wonderfully patient with me! Here's the recipe! Enjoy!
Oh yeah, something new for us, here, click on the printable version, right here, and you won't have to get out your pen and paper!
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice Muffins

You will need:
Dry Ingredients:
~2 cups All-purpose flour
~1 cup sugar  (save 1/3 cup aside for your glaze)
~1-1/2 Tblsp Baking Powder
~1/3 tsp salt
Wet Ingredients:
~1 cube or 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted (others use oil, I prefer butter)
Now here is where you have some choices!
My favorite & what I use, now, is:
~1 container of honey or blood orange yogurt & 2 Tblsp of sour cream.
(others have used 1 full cup of sour cream or  1 full cup of greek yogurt plain.. 
The first time I made it, I didn't have any of the above ingredients and I used 2 Tblsp of cream cheese, filling the rest of the cup with buttermilk, It was wonderful!) ~1-1/2 Large eggs, (if you've never done this, simply whisk you first egg and add it to wet mixture, do the same with the 2nd, only pour half of it out and use the rest, 2 really is too much and I didn't find 1 to be enough!
~2 oranges, juice, pulp and zest, added to the wet mixture

Directions: 
Preheat your oven to 400F.
~Combine dry ingredients and use a whisk to combine and aerate the flour mixture.
~Set aside. 
~Combine your Orange juice, pulp and zest, with your melted (and cooled)butter, eggs, with yogurt and sour cream preference.  
~Pour over your dry ingredients and, with a spatula,  fold together until just combined. do not overwork your muffin batter. 
~Butter or line your 12 muffin tins and divide the dough into all 12 tins. Don't worry they grow.
~Bake @ 400 until toothpick comes out clean, approximately 13-16 minutes. depending on your oven. 
~Remove and place tin on wire rack and lay a warm, clean towel over them for 5-10 mins. (the towel prevents any cave ins!)
~While your muffins are cooling, some, you're ready to make your glaze!
Glaze
~In a saucepan, combine the juice, pulp and zest from 2 oranges, med sized or 2 tangerines if you like.
~Add your remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar, and,  
~ 2/3 cup of powdered sugar on medium 0n heat  until you get a nice glaze consistency, about 5-7 minutes on medium heat. 
~Set aside, briefly. 
~Now, with a toothpick, poke the tops of your warm muffins about 4-5 times each and then spoon your orange glaze over them. The little holes will allow some of the yummy goodness to soak into the muffin.
Cool and Enjoy! If you can't wait for them to completely cool, just enjoy!

Recipe adaptation  by Theresa L. Begin


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42 comments:

  1. Yes, we had spring all winter and now we are being dumped on! We kind of knew that though!!
    These look fabulous. I love the idea of soaking up all that sweet goodness.
    I am following you back and have a reminder in my calendar to come over and share on Thursday Night! Thanks!

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    1. Wonderful, Jacqueline!! I am so pleased! Not about the weather! Well, you know what I mean! Thank you and see you tomorrow night!
      Hugs,
      Theresa

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  2. Hi Theresa! I just printed the orange cupcake recipe. I can't wait to try them . They looks so yummy!
    Have a great day!! <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Sally! You have a great day, too! Enjoy!

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  3. These look so good! You're right, spring in a muffin! Here in the DC area we are getting hammered with more snow today, and I'm dreaming of warm spring days.....!

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    1. Oh Maria, you need to make a batch right away, then. ;)

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  4. Theresa, the muffins are beautiful, the recipe sounds delicious, and congratulations on the new printable recipe feature!!! :) Happy Thursday! ♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Joy!! Iy was quite exciting, I must admit! Happy Friday! ;)

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  5. Oh my gosh, these look SO good and refreshing! Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe and other tips. I am visiting from Grace at Home :)

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  6. Hi Theresa, your muffins look so very good and perfect for Spring! Thank you for sharing! :) Happy Thursday!

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  7. awwwwww!!! love your recipe!!! hugs and greetings from angie from germany

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    1. Thanks so much, Angie! sending you hugs and greetings back ;)

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  8. They look so tasty Theresa...I'm thinking I need to make a batch of those [& share some quickly]. Yum Yum~

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    1. Jonell, You will LOVE them! I'm thinking you should make a couple batches, because they go very quickly! Thanks for coming by with your lovely comment. Beautiful, Lady!
      Blessings always,
      Theresa

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  9. Those look wonderful -I like the nice oozy orange topping! I hope you'll come visit Show Off Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Nicole! Heading to your party, now!

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    2. Thanks for stopping in -please come again!

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  10. Love this adaptation of the Fresh Orange Muffins. Glad you enjoyed it!
    - Anjana.

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    1. I LOVED it!! That's why I showcased yours first, both here and on Facebook! Thank you, again for sharing that wonderful recipe!
      ~Theresa

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  11. Thank you for sharing at VMG206 Brag About It link party! I can't wait to try these myself!

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    1. Laurie, It was my pleasure! Hey, give them a try. I think you will truly like them! ;)
      Hugs,
      ~Theresa

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  12. I love citrusy desserts and these muffins look awesome. Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, please visit us again next week!

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  13. I have been yearning for a citrus muffin. These look delicious. Thank you for the printable version of the recipe! Visiting from Treasure Hunt Thursdays. Can't wait to try these!
    Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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    1. I'm so glad you found me! I'm so glad you like the recipe! By the way I popped over to your Farmhouse and loved it! I'm following you, now! Enjoy the muffins! See you soon!
      Blessings,
      Theresa

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  14. Your Orange Juice Muffins are just beautiful! I am pinning your Muffins to my Cake and Cupcake Board. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much, Miz Helen! I'm glaad you liked them! So glad I was able to share them with you!
      Have a wonderful week!
      Theresa

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  15. Ooohhh...these look so refreshing and yummy! I love orange juice!

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    1. Yay, Christine! You'll Love these then!! Thanks for the comment!
      Theresa

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  16. I'm loving this! What a great recipe. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 at our party. I can't wait! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Kimberly, you are such a sweetie!! Thank you so much!
      Theresa

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  17. This sounds like the perfect recipe for Spring! Thanks for sharing at Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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  18. Oh yeah, I can tell already that we will love these! I love O.J. and these look so moist and delicious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Jann, If you love O.J., you are gonna think you died and went to heaven! ;) They are super moist and most definitely delicious! I hope you enjoy them! Thanks for popping by with your very kind comment.
      Hugs to you,
      Theresa

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  19. Oh yum Theresa! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  20. Hi Theresa, just hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hey,Jann! Thank you so very much. That really does mean an awful lot to me. I can't even explain it. But, Thank you so much, again. you are very kind and I will be popping over tomorrow to grab Your Button!!
      Big Hugs,
      Theresa

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  21. These look absolutely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. And thanks for joining Grace at Home--I'm featuring you this week! :)

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