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Whole Orange Muffins

27 Aug

Tasty tasty tasty!  It seems a bit strange but you use the whole orange in this recipe but the flavour is divine, they are so moist and yum yum yummy.  You really do need a food processor for this recipe.


  • 1 Orange
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk or orange juice
  • 100g melted butter
  • 1 ½ plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup of dried cranberries
  • ½ cup walnuts (optional)

Oven: preheat to 200.C


Cut up the whole orange into small chunks and place into the food processor with the sugar. Blitz until the orange is finely chopped.  Add the melted butter, milk and egg and process until combined.

Place the dry ingredients into the food processor and sprinkle in the dried cranberries. Pulse mixture carefully until just combined.

Spoon mixture into muffin tin and cook for 12-15 mins or until slightly browned and they spring back when you touch the centre.


These are great straight from the tin still warm.  They are also great to freeze and use as a lunchbox filler. (they will be defrosted by morning tea time).  If you don’t have any dried cranberries you can use sultanas, I love the big juicy golden ones.  You can also add walnuts to give a bit of texture but I tend to double the amount of dried fruit instead.  Also, make sure you take out any pips from the oranges they may be a bit bitter.

Adapted from: My cookbook, It has taken me a lot of attempts to get this recipe just the way I like it. Originally I got the ideas from a couple of NZ bakers, Jo Seagar and Alison Holst and from a recipe on a sheet of newspaper that I found when I unwrapped some glasses when we moved from NZ to Singapore.