Glazed Orange Muffins

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Remember orange rolls?

I’m talking about the ones you can unroll from a tube and bake in 3 minutes.

Buttery soft dough and an orange glaze. Best served the morning after an unintentional all-nighter where you’re devouring The Hunger Games + eating an entire batch of party balls, and your husband is playing Flight Control on his iPhone.

Dang, orange rolls are good.

Glazed Orange Muffins

I’m pretty sure these Glazed Orange Muffins

  1.  are reminiscent of orange rolls, in a better way.
  2.  made my face shine radiantly with joy the moment I took a bite of the soft, pillowy muffin and sweet, candied citrusness.

If these bright little cuties don’t catch your eyes, I don’t even know who you are. Look at those crunchy little sparkles all over the top! LOVE! They’re like fake sprinkles, only better. More like muffin bling.

And in honor of New Years resolutions, these Glazed Orange Muffins were made with whole wheat pastry flour.

New years resolution: eat more whole wheat. Check. Check, check. Check, check, check… Check.

Whole wheat covered with candied orange sugar sprinkles. That’s my favorite kind of whole wheat.

Glazed Orange Muffins

5.0 from 2 reviews
Glazed Orange Muffins
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Serves: 7
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • juice of 1 or 2 oranges (about ⅓ cup)
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • generous ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • orange zest + white sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Whisk together the milk, oil, egg, corn syrup, orange juice, and a pinch of zest.
  2. Mix in the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt until batter is just combined. Pour batter into a greased muffin tin and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until tops spring back when pressed.
  3. For the glaze, mix the powdered sugar with the orange juice, adding 1 additional teaspoon of orange juice at a time to achieve the desired consistency. For the sugared zest, combine 1 part zest with 2 parts sugar and combine with your fingers until crumbly.
  4. When muffins are done, cool completely before dipping tops in glaze. Once dipped in glaze, immediately sprinkle with sugared zest.

Can I just say thank you so much for all the feedback you gave in yesterday’s post?!

I wish I could feed you a muffin right now.

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  1. That sugared zest topping looks just amazing, all crunchy and wonderful! And I applaud your use of whole wheat in these muffins, definitely a good resolution for the year.

  2. Gorgeous. Muffin bling…hilarious. I have a recipe that calls for whole wheat pastry flour. Now I see that I’ll have to buy me a bag so I can made that AND these. They’re perfect.

  3. Blog is the New Black says:

    The sugared zesty top looks to die for!

  4. These looks so pretty and perfect. Believe it or not, I’ve never had an orange roll!! These muffins make me realize that I’m missing out :)

  5. yum! these look amazing

  6. I just want to lick that topping right off the screen. I can smell the orange zest from here 😉

  7. Yum! I love orange rolls, they take me back to being a kid, my mom and I absolutely loved those. I’ll have to make these for her when I visit sometime.

  8. Soo @ Little Miss Fitness says:

    The Hunger Games are seriously the most addicting series…I love them! I’m so excited for the movie that comes out in March!! Way to go on the whole wheat flour! I think that calls for some extra sprinkles. :)

    • I know! Me too! I stayed up so late the night before going back to work again reading HG1 like crazy… not a good move, but worth it. :) Now I’m ready for HG2!

  9. Wow… I want to eat that topping with a spoon.

  10. Bad muffin joke: (from Caribou napkin)

    Muffin 1: hey, what’s up ?

    Muffin 2: oh muffin’

  11. Yummy! I actually remember some orange rolls that my mom used to mix in a bread maker and then take out and roll in butter and orangey sugar before baking. They were amazing. And these looks fantastic(and much easier!) Love the whole wheat 😀

  12. I love the idea of making a sugary zest. I was just reading about making some citrus sugar early today.

  13. “Whole wheat covered with candied orange sugar sprinkles. That’s my favorite kind of whole wheat.” haha. That’s why I love this blog.

  14. These look delish and I have an unposted recipe that uses orange zest and was waiting for a day where I needed something citrusey and bright to post it…and your muffins look wonderful! If food can be cheery, this is it!

  15. That sugared zest is beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever had an orange roll…but now I want an orange muffin. (I’m supposed to be on a veggie kick today!!)

  16. The orange sugar looks fantastic. These muffins/orange rolls look great!

  17. Is it bad that I just want to make the topping and eat is plain?! These look amazing!

  18. I can’t believe how good they look, oragen has always been one of my favorite ingredients while baking but your muffins really make me hungry

  19. Oh, HELLO!!! These are scootching to the top of the list!! (Yes, scootching is a word.) And – I LOVE the Hunger Games books. You know they are coming out with a movie, right??

  20. making these…. so soon!

  21. Susan of Little Ladies Who Lunch says:

    Oh my! I love, love, love the bling….and it’s *natural* bling versus the nasty food dye stuff. This is thrilling, frankly. I can’t wait to make these (and if they turn out well I’ll post about them and link back). Question: is there a sub for the corn syrup? I don’t usually use it. How much would the muffins miss it? Thanks!

  22. Steph Mork says:

    ummm.. will there be any of these left tomorrow?? :)

  23. These looks fantastic!! My family loves those orange rolls – I know we’d be all over these beauties! Happy New Year!!

    • We just made these again this morning … They turned out even better the second time. You guys would love them! :)

  24. “Best served the morning after an unintentional all-nighter where you’re devouring The Hunger Games + eating an entire batch of party balls, and your husband is playing Flight Control on his iPhone.”

    I think we might live the same life. Just found you on tasty kitchen but that comment alone will make me start following you. Oh yeah… and the muffins…yum!

  25. Allen Mork says:

    Ok, Lindsay – no need to do any birthday shopping for me. Just wrap up a few dozen of these and I guarantee it will put a very big smile on my face a month from now!!


    • Did Steph share the ones I sent home with her?? I sent two in a little baggie because she said you wanted to try them! They are so easy to make, though, I’ll just have to make them again for you. :)

      • Allen Mork says:

        She finally did offer up the last one yesterday and I had it for breakfast this morning. And for being 2 days old and spending part of that time in her jacket pocket – it was still great! I would be willing though to try some fresh ones. Scary – but maybe I’ll have to put on my chef’s hat and give this recipe a try!!

  26. these look amazing! your photos actually make me want to take a bite out of my screen

  27. I definitely want to make these! I’ve been thinking about that sugary orange topping ever since I first saw the post. By the way, your information about starting a food blog did turn out to be quite helpful in transferring my blog to a new host. Also, looking at your site was helpful for me to understand all of the capabilities of the Thesis theme. Thanks for the help :)

  28. Hi! I love your blog!!!! It is amazing!! I live in Venezuela and we unfortunately don`t have some of the ingredients you use, so I would love to know how to replace them. We don`t have corn syrup :( or sour cream :(. Please help meeee. Thank you for such delicious and easy recipes and greetings from Venezuela.

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