Skinny Orange Muffins

These Skinny Orange Muffins are made with Greek yogurt and plenty of orange zest for a terrific, bright orange flavor! So tender and moist, these muffins are a great way to start to your day!

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These Skinny Orange Muffins are made with Greek yogurt and plenty of orange zest for a terrific, bright orange flavor! So tender and moist, these muffins are a great way to start to your day! | MomOnTimeout.com | #breakfast #brunch #muffin #recipe #orange

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We’re leaving in a couple of weeks for a Disney cruise and while I’m super excited to go I’m not looking forward to donning a swim suit immediately after the holiday season. Yikes! The good news is that I can still eat almost everything I love without out feeling guilty.  I just need to make a few modifications :)

These orange muffins kinda freaked me out with how good they were. I took one of my favorite “traditional” muffins recipe and swapped in some Greek yogurt and coconut oil for less healthier ingredients. The result was stunning.

These Skinny Orange Muffins are made with Greek yogurt and plenty of orange zest for a terrific, bright orange flavor! So tender and moist, these muffins are a great way to start to your day! | MomOnTimeout.com | #breakfast #brunch #muffin #recipe #orange

These muffins are more moist, more delicious, and WAY more fabulous than the original recipe. I love the brightness that the orange zest adds to these incredibly tender muffins. Bryce devoured, DEVOURED three of these while I was taking the pics.

I was like slooooww down, mommy isn’t done yet!

Hard to blame him though. That sweet glaze speckled with orange zest is just too pretty to resist.

These Skinny Orange Muffins are made with Greek yogurt and plenty of orange zest for a terrific, bright orange flavor! So tender and moist, these muffins are a great way to start to your day! | MomOnTimeout.com | #breakfast #brunch #muffin #recipe #orange

These muffins are the perfect treat to enjoy with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and would be a gorgeous addition to any breakfast or brunch! Lightenend up just enough that you can enjoy one…or two…without the guilt!

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Skinny Orange Muffins
 
These Skinny Orange Muffins are made with Greek yogurt and plenty of orange zest for a terrific, bright orange flavor! So tender and moist, these muffins are a perfect start to your day!
Serves: 12 muffins
Ingredients
  • 1⅔ cup flour (can use AP or half AP and half wheat)
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbls orange zest
Optional Glaze:
  • 2 Tbls fresh orange juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbls orange zest
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line muffin tin with baking cups or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. Whisk together coconut oil, Greek yogurt, milk, egg and one tablespoon of orange zest together in a medium bowl.
  5. Stir in flour mixture just until moistened.
  6. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  7. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until just golden brown. Cool in pan for several minutes before removing.
Optional Glaze
  1. Combine orange juice, powdered sugar, and glaze in small bowl. Mix until smooth.
  2. Drizzle over muffins a few minutes after removing from pan.

These Skinny Orange Muffins are made with Greek yogurt and plenty of orange zest for a terrific, bright orange flavor! So tender and moist, these muffins are a great way to start to your day! | MomOnTimeout.com | #breakfast #brunch #muffin #recipe #orange

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Comments

  1. These look so light and moist! I love Greek yogurt in my baked goods and coconut oil sounds like a great compliment to the orange. Have a great time on your cruise Trish! :D
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  2. I would sure love to be eating one of those muffins right about now. They sure look scrumptious!
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  3. I don’t blame your little one for sneaking a couple before they were even done as these little skinny orange muffins with that orange glaze look very delicious. Perfect for my afternoon tea. Wishing you a super 2015!
    Bam’s Kitchen recently posted..Shrimp Boats and a Healthy Giveaway

  4. Ohhh a Disney Cruise! Have fun!! These muffins look glorious. Pinned :)

  5. Haha, guess what I made last week? :) These look amazing. So fluffy and perfect!
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  6. I didn’t even know that Disney did Cruises! So jealous!
    Do you think these muffins would work using Coconut Cream isn’t of Greek Yoghurt for a DF version? It has a think consistancy like yoghurt but a different flavour
    Lisa | Mummy Made.It recently posted..Lemon and Blueberry Bread

  7. You’re going on a Disney cruise? You lucky duck! You’re going to have a blast! And get away from the freezingness of this time of year, ick.
    These muffins look amazing. No wonder Bryce couldn’t stop himself! So fluffy!
    Mir recently posted..Cinnamon Breakfast Cake

  8. I wouldn’t want to put on a bathing suit after my December either, Trish, but I think everyone else on that cruise will be in the same boat (pun kind of intended!). These muffins sound perfect for a healthier but delicious breakfast pastry — pinned!
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  9. These muffins look fabulous! I have so many new breakfast recipes to try and this is one of them!
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  10. A cruise sounds nice, but trying to get into a swimsuit during winter sounds frightening!
    Laura @ Laura’s Culinary Adventures recently posted..Scottish Mince Pie

  11. I would love to have these around for a quick breakfast or afternoon snack! Have fun on your cruise!
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  12. Mar Cummings says:

    I have a question about the coconut oil. Is the measurement the solid room temp oil or is it the melted oil. Wanted to clarify as I would not want to put too much or too little.

  13. Just be careful because even though they’re healthy, they’re 211 calories each, and that can add up fast if you can eat 3 without blinking like me. :)

  14. I can totally see you telling Bryce that: “Mommy isn’t done yet!!” I always set aside the worst-looking ones just in case someone (or, umm, I) want a taste test before the photo shoot is over. ;) Pinned!
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  15. These skinny orange muffins remind me of sunshine, which we have none of here in Indiana during our winter season. They look so delicious and fluffy. Sharing and visiting from Lou Lou Girls! :)
    Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess recently posted..‘Awesome’ Banana Nutella Swirl Muffins! {Choose GF or Regular}

  16. Hope you have a great time on your cruise! These muffins look fabulous! Love the greek yogurt and coconut oil in here!

  17. Oh my! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. Thank you so much for being a part of our party. We really appreciate you! I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls
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  18. Yum, these sound just perfect! I always have Greek yogurt in my fridge and right now I have some oranges that are getting too ripe. If I have time to make these today I will let you know how they turn out! Thanks for the recipe!

    Gina
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  19. Oh goodness! I am going to have to make me some of these! They are beautiful and look so tasty!

  20. Would I be able to use almond milk instead of regular milk?

  21. Linda Kelley says:

    Can you please tell me the calories in these? I can’t make anything unless I know how many calories.
    Thanks!

  22. These look amazing Trish! I love all of your recipes. They are making me drool! ;)

  23. These were fantastic! First time I have ever made orange muffins, but it sure won’t be the last. Full of flavor and really moist. I substituted 2/3 of the AP flour with whole wheat pastry flour for extra fiber and it worked really well. I had some orange blossom water so I used on 1tsp in the batter and another in the icing – loved it!

  24. I just tried this recipe and did it half AP and half Whole Wheat. I also substituted the orange zest with Young Living Orange Essential Oil. The hubs loved them. I’m making a second batch because he already ate 3 and i ate 1. These are going fast and the coconut oil really goes well with the orange.

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