Orange Muffin Recipes Made With Orange Juice

Use Mom's simple orange muffin recipes to make old fashioned country-style muffins in a variety of all-natural orange flavors. So easy to make and so naturally delicious when made with orange juice, grated peel, or thick-cut orange marmalade.

I recommend making two batches, as these muffins are so fresh and good tasting that you'll want to eat a couple!

Simple Orange Muffin Recipes

Mom's Recipe Scrapbooks (c. 1920s)

Homemade Orange Juice MuffinsHave Fun Making These Simple Orange Juice Muffins
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Orange Juice Muffins

Grandma's Tip

For orange juice, dilute 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate with 1/2 cup water for extra flavor.

1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup melted butter, cooled
1-7/8 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a bowl beat together the egg and sugar, then stir in juice, and butter. Stir baking powder and salt into flour and add all at once, stirring just enough to blend, but do not over stir, as the batter should be lumpy.

Spoon batter into 12 buttered 2-1/2 inch muffin cups. Bake 15 to 18 minutes in 400°F oven.

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Orange Apricot Muffins

1/2 cup dried apricots
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup raisins
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup butter, melted
1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of nutmeg

Coarsely chop apricots. In medium bowl combine orange juice, apricots, raisins, eggs, butter, and vanilla. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and nutmeg.

Stir in orange juice mixture until blended. Spoon into greased muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

Bake in oven 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins are golden and tops are firm to touch. You'll end up with about 14 apricot orange muffins when you make this simple orange muffin recipe from scratch.

Orange Cranberry Muffins

Homemade Orange Cranberry MuffinsMake These Simple Orange Cranberry Muffins
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Grandma's Tip

When mixing muffins, the batter will be slightly lumpy. This helps to keep the muffins moist while baking.

2 egg whites, or 1 egg
1 cup milk
1 cup fresh cranberries, cut
1/4 cup oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon orange peel, grated
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt


Place the egg in a large mixing bowl and slightly beat. Add in the milk, cranberries, and oil, and stir well. Add the flour, sugar, orange peel, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just moistened.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease muffin tin with butter. Fill each cup 3/4 full of batter. Bake 25 minutes, or until muffins turn a light brown.

Orange Marmalade Muffins

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1-2/3 cups sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup canola oil
3 eggs
2/3 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon orange extract
1 tablespoon orange marmalade
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)


Prepare a muffin tin by greasing each cup with butter. Preheat oven to 350° F.

Sift together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the oil and eggs.

Carefully pour in the orange juice, vanilla extract, and orange extract. Add the marmalade and blend well. Fold in the walnuts, if desired.

Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full of batter. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly brown and a toothpick comes out clean. These muffins are great served with a little extra marmalade on the side.

Any type of marmalade will work in this simple orange muffin recipe, just leave out the orange extract if not using orange marmalade.

Holiday Orange Muffins

Basket of Homemade Orange MuffinsOld Fashioned Orange Muffins Are Simple to Make
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2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ginger spice
3/4 cup light beer
1/2 cup pure orange marmalade
1/4 cup shortening, melted
1 egg, slightly beaten

Note: A non alcoholic beer can be used in this simple orange muffin recipe.


Combine dry ingredients; make a well in center. Combine beer, marmalade, melted shortening, and egg. Add to dry ingredients.

Mix lightly by hand using a wooden spoon, just to moisten. Fill greased muffin tin 2/3 full. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until done. —D. Sedgwick

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