Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins

19 Sep 2014

Last weekend I went to visit my parents and little sister up at their beach house. We have this beautiful house sitting on the coast line of New Zealand at Waikawa Beach. My parents make the hour drive up North every weekend to relax there. Owen and I try to make it up whenever we can, although we are often busy down in Wellington most weekends. I popped in to visit them for an afternoon to my sisters delight. It was a crisp spring day and we decided it would be the perfect afternoon for baking muffins.


The nearest supermarket is about 20 minutes drive away and we didn't feel like making the trip out to pick up some groceries. Instead we rummaged through the cupboards for inspiration to see if there was anything we could make use of! Luckily the fruit bowl was full of fresh oranges, and after some digging we managed to find a jar of chocolate chips.

These muffins are deliciously tangy. If you're a fan of anything orange flavoured, there's a good chance that you'll enjoy this recipe. If you do end up making these muffins, please share your creation with me by using the hashtag #desiredcooking so I can see!


Orange and Chocolate Chip Muffins


Makes 12

2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
75g melted butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup of chocolate chips
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla essence
1 orange, zest and juice
1/2 cup of milk
Icing sugar to dust

x12 paper muffin cups


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Lay out paper muffin cups in the muffin tray.

In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a new bowl, cream sugar and butter together until combined. Add eggs, vanilla essence, orange juice and orange zest. Mix with a wooden spoon.

Add wet mixture into the flour mixture along with the milk. Add chocolate chips and stir until combined.

Using a tablespoon, spoon the mixture into the paper cups until filled.

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until golden.

Dust with icing sugar.

This recipe was inspired by Add A Pinch.

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