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Dreamy Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

The dreamiest orange chocolate chip muffins made with fresh orange juice and orange zest! These healthy muffins are addicting, simple to make and the perfect treat.
Course Breakfast, Muffins, Snack
Keyword orange chocolate chip muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 9 muffins
Calories 224 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com

Ingredients

  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or sub chickpea flour or all purpose gluten free flour)
  • ½ cup fine almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Wet ingredients:
  • Zest from 1 large orange (about 1 tablespoon orange zest)
  • ½ cup organic sugar (or sub coconut sugar or ⅓ cup honey)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • cup freshly squeezed orange juice (from about 1 large orange)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted and cooled coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips, plus 2 tablespoons for sprinkling on top
  • Sprinkle with coarse sugar or organic sugar, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with 9 muffin liners and spray the inside of the liners with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together whole wheat pastry flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a separate large bowl add the orange zest and sugar and use your fingers to rub the orange zest into the sugar for at least 30 seconds to infuse the sugar with orange flavor. 
  4. Next add in eggs, vanilla extract, almond extract, orange juice and almond milk. Whisk together until smooth and well combined. 
  5. Gently fold in the dry ingredients until just combined, then stir in melted and cooled coconut oil. Fold in ⅓ cup chocolate chips.
  6. Divide batter evenly between the 9 prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle tops of muffins with extra chocolate chips. Sprinkle with organic sugar or coarse sugar. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until tester comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE: Use all purpose gluten free flour or chickpea flour instead of whole wheat pastry flour. You may need to add a few extra tablespoons of liquid or more coconut oil to keep the muffins moist.

TO MAKE VEGAN: Use two flax eggs instead of regular eggs. Also be sure to use vegan chocolate chips!

Nutrition Facts
Dreamy Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 224 Calories from Fat 96
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.7g16%
Saturated Fat 4.6g29%
Carbohydrates 29.9g10%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 16.6g18%
Protein 4.9g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.