Recipe For Orange Berry Muffins

This month for The Secret Recipe Club, I was assigned Christine’s Kitchen Chronicles.  Christine’s real life job is as an engineer and she comes from a family of cooks. Even though she only started cooking at college, you can find a lot of diverse recipes on her blog. Christine’s dog Toby looks like it would be right at home in my kitchen as well! Christine still has Africa on her list of places to visit so I hope she will appreciate having a South African on her list of visitors to her blog. In choosing my recipe I clicked on the American tag as this is one type of cuisine I don’t do much of. I chose the chicken and roasted root vegetable pot pie after much searching through all her recipes. I used up some of my leftover pastry as my freezer needs a good clean out.  I also adapted the recipe to suit our palates and our diet. It was only when I went onto my own blog to see how long to cook the pastry for that I saw I had already posted a recipe for chicken pot pie, and it was a SRC reveal recipe as well. Please pop in to see this recipe as I can really recommend it. The gravy is truly awesome. I used chicken stock as my poaching liquid and my choice of vegetables were butternut, carrots and fennel bulb. If I do this again I am going to blind bake the bottom layer of pastry first to make it extra crunchy.

Chicken Pot Pie With Roasted Root Vegetables
Chicken Pot Pie With Roasted Root Vegetables

So, with half a day left of leave I knew I had the time to make a second recipe. I decided to make muffins as this is something we can eat at work for a lunch time treat. As we both train quite extensively we need something to get us through the gym sessions. I chose the orange berry muffins as I did not think it would be a problem getting buttermilk, and I had one orange in the fridge that needed to be used up, as well as some frozen berries which I purchased for a photo prop. Sadly, our local store did not have buttermilk but I decided to make them using yoghurt and see how they turned out. They were super moist and stayed fresh the entire week.  This will be a must have recipe to work with for me and I will make variations during the year to keep us well fed before gym.

Do you eat before exercising?

Orange Berry Muffins
Orange Berry Muffins

Orange Berry Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 75g sugar - I used fructose
  • 265g flour
  • 12.5mls baking powder
  • 1.25mls bicarbonate of soda
  • 1.25mls salt
  • 130g frozen berries
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange – mine yielded 125mls
  • 115g plain yoghurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 45mls honey
  • 120g butter, melted and cooled
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Line a muffin tray
  3. Put the sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a large bowl
  4. Using a spoon, gently mix in the berries
  5. Place the orange zest and juice into a measuring bowl
  6. Make up to 250mls with the yoghurt
  7. Whisk in the eggs one at a time
  8. Whisk in the honey and butter
  9. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients
  10. Mix in gently with a spoon until the flour is just combined
  11. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tray
  12. Bake for 25 minutes until the tops are golden and a cake tester comes out clean
  13. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin

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48 thoughts on “Recipe For Orange Berry Muffins

  1. Hola Tandy, first happy 2013, your new page looks beautiful, congratulations…..I love muffins, looks delicious, have a good week, saludos from Spain!

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    1. Hola Katya. Thank you for the compliment. Have a super day! Tandy 🙂

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  2. Yum – lots of lovely zingy flavours!

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    1. they were very zingy 🙂

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  3. Tandy, the muffins sound delicious – we often sub milk + yoghurt for buttermilk – and your pies look absolutely amazing!

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    1. Thanks Celia, I must bake with yoghurt more often as it is so good for you 🙂

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  4. I love the combination or orange and berries! I’ve not made muffins in quite awhile; looks like thhis will be a great recipe to try!

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    1. please do try and let me know what you think!

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  5. That photo looks amazing Tandy. My kids love pot pies.

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    1. thank you Tammy, with the right lighting and time on my side my photos are getting better. Dave ate the pot pies while I was away and he loved them 🙂

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  6. Your muffins sound delicious. Welcome home…I know you enjoyed time with your family.

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    1. I did indeed. It was bittersweet spending time with them. I’m glad to be home though 🙂

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  7. the recipe for orange and berry muffin looks divine

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    1. Thank you Usha 🙂

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  8. This looks yummy!

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    1. Thank you Asmita 🙂

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  9. I am pinning this to my must try recipes.
    baglady sharing the blog ♥ Wessel Wessels became a registered memberMy Profile

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    1. Thank you! And I’m sure you will love them 🙂

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  10. Tandy, your chicken pot pie looks fabulous…and the orange berry muffins sounds delicious.
    Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you Juliana 🙂

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  11. Orange zest adds a special “something” to so many recipes. Great SRC recipe choice to share.
    SeattleDee sharing the blog ♥ Nutty Orange Sourdough PancakesMy Profile

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    1. thank you for visiting, I love zesting all citrus fruits for that extra zing 🙂

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  12. I absolutely LOVE these! Delish and making soon. Glad to be part of SRC with you!

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    1. thanks for the visit Lisa, and do let me know what you think of them!

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  13. Sounds delish!
    misschelsmangia sharing the blog ♥ Secret Recipe ClubMy Profile

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    1. Thank you 🙂

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  14. Hi Tandy! I definitely feel honored knowing a South African has graced my blog :). If I ever get the chance to go, I’ll have to get tips from you!

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed not 1 but 2 of the recipes on my blog. These are both wonderful picks and I’m realizing now that I really have quite the eclectic collection of recipes on my blog which your picks demonstrate haha!
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    1. The gravy was super! And I loved the muffins 🙂 let me know if you ever do come to South Africa 🙂

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  15. Great muffin recipe idea, Tandy. Lovely to see you back here, even if you still have a few problems. Yum…..those chicken pot pies look scrumptious. 🙂

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    1. They were so good and Dave had them while I was away 🙂

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  16. Hi Tandy!
    The muffin recipe sounds good, the potpie picures looks amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much Veronica 🙂

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  17. These muffins sound really good! Those individualized pot pies look amazing & that pastry is looking fabuliscious too!

    Welcome back, my dear friend!

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    1. Thank you dear Sophie 🙂

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  18. These muffins look quite heavenly my friend, loving them 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Wish the photo would upload! Have a good day Uru 🙂

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  19. What a great photo of the chicken pot pies!

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    1. Thank you, hopefully tomorrow I can upload the muffin one 🙂

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  20. Ooh, orange and berry muffins sound fabulous.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. They were divine!

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  21. I am going to make these muffins IMMEDIATELY. It is bitterly cold and blowing a gale to boot so muffins are exactly what i need PLUS the fruit in them will cheer me up no end. thank you tandy!! c

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    1. My pleasure! And the vitamin C will be good for you in the cold 🙂

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  22. What great flavors! This muffins would make a great pre or post workout treat. I usually just have a banana.
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    1. I also usually just have a banana so I’m thinking banana flavoured ones next will be great 🙂

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  23. Those muffins sound delicious. Got to try them out.

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    1. Please let me know if you do 🙂

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  24. I love those muffins!! Yummy!

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    1. Thank you Zirkie 🙂

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