Soft, chocolatey and fragrant, these chocolate orange muffins are insanely delicious and heavenly. The fresh citrus orange flavor and rich chocolate pair perfectly together in this chocolate orange muffins recipe. Full of chocolate chunks and orange flavor, this may be the ultimate chocolate muffin recipe perfect for the holiday season!
Chocolate Orange Muffins

This eggless double chocolate orange  muffins made with fresh orange juice and orange zest add a bright flavor dimension to these scrumptious chocolate chunks muffins.

As it is the festive season, and because I simply cannot resist, I thought it was time for a chocolate orange muffin recipe! These chocolatey and fragrant muffins are addicting, simple to make and the perfect treat for family and friends during these holidays.

If you’re looking for an easy peasy snacks to feed the kids then you need to try my chocolate orange muffins. These Chocolate Orange Muffins are a delightfully sweet treat. Perfect for packed lunches and after school treats. They’re soft and chocolately and much lower in sugar than shop bought muffins.

Chocolate Chunks Orange Muffins

You only need a bowl and a spatula to make this recipe. There’s no beating or whisking required. It’s a straight forward recipe, just mix the dry ingredients then add in wet ingredients and fold them together to form a batter. Scoop into muffin moulds or tray and bake to perfection.

The texture of these muffins are incredible. The crumbs turned out beautifully. Bake these easy muffins for a sweet teatime treat or scrumptious breakfast bites. I swear you’re going to love this and will end up making them over again!

Eggless chocolate orange muffins

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ORANGE MUFFINS

This section explains what all ingredients is used in making the chocolate orange muffins, how to use or choose certain ingredients and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.

FLOUR – Whole wheat flour is used in the recipe. Whole wheat cakes are anytime healthier than refined flour cake.
SUBSTITUTION – All purpose flour or use 50-50 ratio of whole wheat and all purpose flour.

COCOA POWDER – 100% cocoa and unsweetened cocoa powder is used here.

CHOCOLATE – Dark chocolate is used here. I have chopped the chocolate into chunks to get a nice feel of chocolate in every bite.
SUBSTITUTION – You can use chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate, whichever you prefer.

ORANGE – I have used fresh orange juice and zest in this chocolate orange muffins recipe.
SUBSTITUTION – Store bought orange juice or even pulpy orange can be used.

MILK – Whole milk is used here. Recommend to use whole milk for extra richness, taste and texture. We don’t need much milk here, just 2-3 tablespoon to adjust the batter consistency.
SUBSTITUTION – Buttermilk

SUGAR – Granulated white sugar is used.
SUBSTITUTION – You can use brown sugar, cane sugar or jaggery.

BUTTER – Salted melted butter is used here. Butter is used for added taste, texture and flavor. You can totally skip the butter and go with oil alone. Swap the same amount of butter with oil.

OIL – Refined sunflower oil is used. Oil helps to get a soft and moist texture.
SUBSTITUTION – You can use any neutral flavor cooking oil.

LEAVENING AGENT – Both baking powder and baking soda is used in the recipe to give a perfect rise to the muffins.

SALT – A dash of Himalayan salt is used to balance out the sweetness.

ESSENCE – Used vanilla essence here. You can use chocolate or orange essence whichever is available to you.

Here’s the easy, peasy recipe. If you give it a go I’d love to hear what you think!

Double chocolate orange muffins

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE ORANGE MUFFINS?

This section shows how to make chocolate orange muffins with step-by-step photos and details about the technique with video tutorial. For full ingredients measurements, see the recipe card below.

I made a simple eggless chocolate orange muffins for my readers which I have shared below. Please do watch to know how I made this delicious recipe. If you liked the video please do SUBSCRIBE to my channel if you haven’t yet. Also like, share and comment on it! It will mean a lot to me and really motivate me to come up and shoot more videos for my readers. As always looking forward to your feedbacks!

CHOCOLATE ORANGE MUFFINS VIDEO TUTORIAL

STEP BY STEP PICTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE DOUBLE CHOCOLATE ORANGE MUFFINS:

Preheat oven at 180° C for 10 minutes. Line the muffin tray or moulds with muffin liners or simply grease them with oil or butter.

Lined Muffins tray

In a mixing bowl add in the sugar, orange juice, oil, melted butter, vanilla essence, orange zest. Mix well to combine and allow sugar to dissolve.

Wet ingredients

Sieve in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix and sift them together.

Gently fold to make a smooth batter. Add in milk to adjust the batter consistency.

Chocolate orange Muffins batter

Take the chocolate pieces and coat with little flour. Add in to the batter and give a quick gentle mix. (Reserve some chocolate for topping). Do not over mix at this stage.

Chocolate Muffins

Scoop the batter onto the lined muffins tray upto ¾th of the cavity. Tap the tray to release any air bubbles. Top the muffins with chocolate chunks.

Bake at a preheated oven at 180° C for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Baking time will differ so keep a check from 20 minutes onwards.

Remove the oven and allow to stand in the mould for 5-10 minutes.

Eggless chocolate orange Muffins

Transfer the muffins onto a cooling rack and allow to cool down completely.

Serve it like a dessert, after school snacks or with tea/coffee.

NOTES:
● All ingredients should be at room temperature.
● You can use all purpose flour (maida) instead of whole wheat flour
● You can use totally oil or butter or use the 50-50 ratio.
● You can use orange pulps as well.
● You can use any variety of chocolate and can use chocolate chips instead of chunks.
● If you want to make egg version use 1 large egg or 2 small eggs. You can opt out the baking soda if you are using egg.
● You can use chocolate or orange essence instead of vanilla essence.
● Baking time may differ as each oven temperature is different from one another. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
● Always preheat oven and do your baking at preheated oven.

RECIPE CARD

Eggless Chocolate Orange Muffins

Akum Raj Jamir
Soft, chocolatey and fragrant, these chocolate orange muffins are insanely delicious and heavenly. The fresh citrus orange flavor and rich chocolate pair perfectly together in this chocolate orange muffins recipe. Full of chocolate chunks and orange flavor, this may be the ultimate chocolate muffin recipe perfect for the holiday season!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Large Muffins

Equipment

  • OTG
  • 240 ml measuring cup set
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • muffin liners
  • Muffins tray

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (128 grams)
  • 3 tablespoon  cocoa powder (20 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon  baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon  baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon  salt
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice (120 ml)
  • ½ cup sugar (100 grams)
  • 3 tablespoon  oil (45 ml)
  • 2 tablespoon  butter melted (30 grams)
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon  fresh orange zest
  • 2-3 tablespoon  whole milk
  • 70-8 grams dark chocolate chopped 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven at 180° C for 10 minutes. Line the muffin tray or moulds with muffin liners or simply grease them with oil or butter.
  • In a mixing bowl add in the sugar, orange juice, oil, melted butter, vanilla essence, orange zest. Mix well to combine and allow sugar to dissolve. 
  • Sieve in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix and sift them together. 
  • Gently fold to make a smooth batter. Add in milk to adjust the batter consistency.
  • Take the chocolate pieces and coat with little flour. Add in to the batter and give a quick gentle mix. (Reserve some chocolate for topping). Do not over mix at this stage. 
  • Scoop the batter onto the lined muffins tray upto ¾th of the cavity. Tap the tray to release any air bubbles. Top the muffins with chocolate chunks.
  • Bake at a preheated oven at 180° C for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Baking time will differ so keep a check from 20 minutes onwards.
  • Remove the oven and allow to stand in the mould for 5-10 minutes.
  • Transfer the muffins onto a cooling rack and allow to cool down completely.

Video

Notes

  1. All ingredients should be at room temperature.
  2. You can use all purpose flour (maida) instead of whole wheat flour.
  3. You can use totally oil or butter or use the 50-50 ratio. 
  4. You can use orange pulps as well. 
  5. You can use any variety of chocolate and can use chocolate chips instead of chunks.
  6. If you want to make egg version use 1 large egg or 2 small eggs. You can opt out the baking soda if you are using egg.
  7. You can use chocolate or orange essence instead of vanilla essence.
  8. Baking time may differ as each oven temperature is different from one another. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Always preheat oven and do your baking at preheated oven.
Keyword chocolate muffins, double chocolate, eggless Muffins, muffins, orange muffins

Double chocolate Muffins

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve it for breakfast, pack it for lunch box, after school snacks or with evening tea or coffee. This is also great for kids tiffin box.

You can convert this decadent chocolate orange muffins into dessert by piping whipped cream, ganache or buttercream. Or simply drizzle chocolate sauce.

STORAGE SUGGESTIONS

Chocolate orange muffins stays good and fresh for 3-4 days at room temperature. You can store for more than a week in refrigerator.

CAN WE FREEZE CHOCOLATE ORANGE MUFFINS?

Yes, absolutely! Let them cool down completely. Cling wrap them individually, then place them in airtight container and freeze for upto 3 months.

For serving thaw them in refrigerator outside the freezer. You can pop up the thawed muffins in the microwave for few seconds and serve.

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All of these recipes are super easy to prepare, ready in no time, and will never disappoint you.

Well, if you make this chocolate orange muffins recipe, I’ll be glad if you take out some time and rate the recipe and leave a feedback in the comments box below. You can also snap a photo and tag Akum Raj Jamir on Facebook and akumrajjamir on Instagram with hashtag #atmykitchen. I would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I hope you liked the recipe. Your valuable feedbacks are always welcome, I love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you.

Happy Cooking!
Love Akum

Eggless Chocolate Orange Muffins

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Hello Everyone.. I am Akum Raj Jamir. I am a Naga Lady born and bought up from Nagaland. Married to a Tamilian and settled in Chennai now.  I worked in hotel industry for 3 years and later I shifted to corporate sector and worked in US based MNC companies. In January 2014 I was blessed with a baby boy and that it when I decided to quit my job and give me full time for him as well as the home. Now I am a homemaker ☺.  I started cooking at the very small age. We sisters used to help mom in the kitchen and followed the foot step of my mom and that's how I developed my cooking skills. A foodie by nature and a passionate cook, loves everything about food. Cooking is my passion. I love experimenting with food in my kitchen and try to bring the best in whatever I cook. I cook with all my heart and soul and this love is evident in the dishes I cook.  I believe in sharing a lot thus whatever I cook I share with fellow friends and my fan followings. So this space is all about food from my kitchen for foodies like me. Explore the recipes ☺

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