Chocolate Chip and Orange Zest Muffins

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Fruit and chocolate: it’s a winning combination. The refreshing taste of orange citrus is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of the chocolate chips. It’s sweet, tangy and fruity and all wrapped up in a delicious chocolate chip orange zest muffin.

Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on white wooden background.

This recipe is made from real ingredients like milk, butter, eggs and fresh orange juice, so you can treat yourself without feeling guilty about it. Enjoy a muffin freshly baked or grab one out of the fridge on your way to work.

One of the best things about muffins is that they’re portable. You can’t exactly take bacon and eggs in the car with you, but you can grab a muffin and enjoy breakfast on the way to school or work, or pack it in your kids’ lunches. You can also tuck a muffin in your purse for an afternoon snack or surprise your kids when they come home from school.

Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins, white distressed wood background.
Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on white wooden background.
Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on a baking rack, white wooden background.
Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on white wooden background.

There’s something about the combination of oranges and chocolate that make you think of the holiday season. Maybe it’s because orange peels are used in various holiday treats, or maybe it’s because Christmas is chocolate chip cookie season.

Whatever the case, this snack is perfect for cool mornings or afternoons where you’re walking in the park with a muffin in one hand and a latte in the other.

Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffin on white wooden background, an orange on the side.
Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on white wooden background.
Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on white wooden background.
Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on white wooden background.

And if you’re looking to beat the heat in the summertime, the citrus flavors are refreshing and great for snacking while you’re lounging by the poolside or out on a picnic. With a little creativity, you can enjoy this snack every day of the year.

What are some of your favorite goods to bake in the fall? Let us know in the comment section and if you enjoyed this recipe, please share!

Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins on white wooden background.

Chocolate Chip Orange Zest Muffins

Joss D
It's sweet, tangy and fruity and all wrapped up in a delicious chocolate chip orange zest muffin.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 197 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ cup milkroom temperature
  • ¼ cup orange juicefreshly squeezed
  • ½ cup buttermelted
  • 2 large eggsat room temperature
  • 2 tbsp. orange zest
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place muffin liners into the cavities of a muffin tin.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the dry ingredients together.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, butter, orange juice and eggs. Add the orange zest.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly into the muffin liners.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of a muffin.
  • Cool and enjoy!

Equipment

Muffin tin
Muffin Liners
Whisk

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 4gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 142mgPotassium: 61mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 313IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.

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