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These paleo Orange Muffins are healthy and delicious breakfast muffins, made from scratch with orange juice and orange zest.

These Orange Muffins are a delicious breakfast muffins, made from scratch with orange juice and orange zest.

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Making muffins is one of my favorite things to do in the kitchen. I’ve always loved citrus baked goods, and these orange muffins are a popular recipe. I recently made these for a potluck style gathering, and they vanished in minutes!

These orange muffins have a nice texture, without being overly “eggy” as many paleo muffin recipes can be.

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To make these paleo Orange Muffins you will need:

  • almond flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • fine sea salt
  • oranges
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • honey
  • ghee (or coconut oil)
  • muffin pans
  • muffin paper liners
  • mixing bowls
  • whisk
  • muffin scoop
These paleo Orange Muffins are healthy and delicious breakfast muffins, made from scratch with orange juice and orange zest.

To begin, you’ll line a couple muffin pans with paper liners. This recipe makes about 18 standard sized muffins, so you will need more than one pan. Set them aside for now.

muffin pans

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, combine almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt.

dry ingredients in mixing bowl

In another bowl, whisk your eggs.

eggs on a towel

Grab your oranges and zest both of the oranges into the dry ingredients. This zest will give that great flavor to the muffins.

dry ingredients with orange zest in mixing bowl

You aren’t done with the oranges yet.

Juice 1/4 c of fresh juice from one (or both) of the oranges. You may only need one to do this, depending upon how juicy your oranges are. Add the juice to the eggs, along with the honey, melted ghee and vanilla extract.

Whisk them all together and then add that to your dry ingredients. Mix them all together until combined.

Scoop the batter into your prepared muffin pans, and bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes.

The muffins will be done with they are lightly golden on top, and test as done when a wooden pick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.

orange muffins in pan

Transfer the muffins to a rack to cool for a few minutes. You can serve the muffins warm, or at room temperature.

These paleo Orange Muffins are healthy and delicious breakfast muffins, made from scratch with orange juice and orange zest.

How to Store Muffins

Place a layer of paper towel in the bottom of a container. Arrange the muffins in a single layer on the paper towel. Then place a second paper towel over the tops of the muffins. Close your container tightly.

The paper towels inside the container will absorb some of the excess moisture in the muffins, as they tend to want to get very soft when being stored.

Freezing Muffins

To freeze your muffins, first you must allow them to cool completely.

The muffins will freeze best in an air-tight container that has as little air in it as possible. Freezer bags work great for this purpose.

Place them in the container or bag and seal it closed. Set your container on a flat surface in your freezer. The frozen muffins will be good for up to 3 months.

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These paleo Orange Muffins are healthy and delicious breakfast muffins, made from scratch with orange juice and orange zest.
These Orange Muffins are a delicious breakfast muffins, made from scratch with orange juice and orange zest.

Paleo Orange Muffins

WholesomeSkillet.com | Constance Smith
Paleo Orange Muffins are healthy and delicious breakfast muffins, made from scratch with orange juice and orange zest.
4.63 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast or Brunch
Servings 18 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 c + 2 Tb almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 oranges
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 1/4 c ghee or coconut oil - melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • To begin, you’ll line a couple muffin pans with paper liners. This recipe makes about 18 muffins, so you will need more than one pan. Set them aside for now.
  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Set it aside for a moment.
  • In another bowl, whisk your eggs.
  • Grab your oranges and zest both of the oranges into the dry ingredients. This zest will give that great orange flavor to the muffins.
  • Juice 1/4 c of fresh juice from one (or both) of the oranges. You may only need one to do this, depending upon how juicy your oranges are. Add the juice to the eggs, along with the honey, melted ghee and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine.
  • Whisk them all together and then add that to your dry ingredients. Mix them all together until combined.
  • Scoop the batter into your prepared muffin pans, and bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes. The muffins will be done with they are lightly golden on top, and test as done when a wooden pick is inserted in the center and comes out clean.
  • Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack and cool for a few minutes.
  • Serve the muffins warm or room temperature.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 121mgSugar: 9g

NOTE: All nutritional information is autogenerated and estimated, exactness is not guaranteed.

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3 thoughts on “Paleo Orange Muffins”

  1. Hi! I just made these muffins and they are SO GOOD!! I just wanted to mention that the measurement for the salt is not listed in the recipe. I guessed and used 1/2 tsp, but I thought you might want to edit the recipe for less experienced bakers. Cheers!!

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  2. My family loved these muffins! I did the zest of 3 oranges and felt like I could have still added more. 🙂 Tried organic cane sugar but only did 1/4 c. Oh and I did butter as my fat! I saw on a another muffin recipe to start the oven out at 425 as this helps the muffins rise so I did that for 5 min and then reduced to 335 for 15 min. They turned out super moist and fluffy with a perfect muffin top! Thank you for the recipe!!

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