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

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

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.

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

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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.

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.

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

In another bowl, whisk your eggs.

farm fresh eggs

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

orange muffin dry ingredients

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.

muffins in a pan

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

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.

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Yield: 18 muffins

Paleo Orange Muffins

Paleo Orange Muffins

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Set it aside for a moment.
  4. In another bowl, whisk your eggs.
  5. Grab your oranges and zest both of the oranges into the dry ingredients. This zest will give that great orange flavor to the muffins.
  6. 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.
  7. Whisk them all together and then add that to your dry ingredients. Mix them all together until combined.
  8. 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.
  9. Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack and cool for a few minutes.
  10. Serve the muffins warm or room temperature.
  11. Enjoy!

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1 thought on “Paleo Orange Muffins”

  1. Constance the orange paleo muffins are great and gluten free too!! What a wonderful way to wake up to orange juice! Thank you so very much. The rating was not cooperating and I didn’t see any others doing the rating. Again, thank you for healthier snacks.

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