Orange Spiced Almond Muffins

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So I have a thing.

A food love thing.

A I love you and you and you together thing. The thing is orange + almond + all spice make a really good thing. Totally loveable great thing. Ok, enough now with the thing.

orange spiced almond muffins muffins @ Recipes From A Pantry

These spiced orange almond muffins really bring a pow wow to breakfasts. Plus they tick the healthy muffins box all right – with very little margarine and very little sugar. So you can eat one or three with no guilt whatsoever.

The hardest thing in making this muffin recipe – zesting the oranges. But look at it this way, zesting is therapeutic and burns off some calories making these breakfast muffins even healthier.

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5 from 2 votes

Orange Spiced Almond Muffins

Lovley spiced breakfast muffins spiced with oranges and almonds.
Cook Time20 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Bintu Hardy


  • 75 g (1/3 cup) butter
  • 250 g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp ground almonds
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp all spice
  • 75 g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • Zest of 2 oranges
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup + 2 tsp) orange juice
  • 100 ml (1/3 cup + 2 tsp) milk
  • 1 egg


  • Preheat the oven to fan assisted 180C / 200C / 400F / gas 6.
  • Line a 12 cup muffin tray.
  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool.
  • Combine the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Combine the orange juice and milk in another bowl and mix in the egg and cooled melted butter.
  • Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until barely combined. Note the batter will be thick and lumpy.
  • Spoon the muffin batter equally into the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes.
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Adapted from Nigella Lawson's orange breakfast muffins. Recipe was made in UK measurements and converted to US measurements.

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