Orange & Chocolate Muffins

These are very moist muffins which mix orange and dark chocolate together. Their distinctive characteristic is that you have to use a whole orange, blended together with its entire skin. Therefore, it is essential that you would use exclusively organic oranges or ones which are surely not treated with any chemicals.

  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostCheap
  • Preparation time20 Minutes
  • Cooking time25 Minutes
  • Servingmakes 12 muffins
  • Cooking methodOven
  • CuisineMediterranea


300 g white spelt flour (or white flour type 0)
280 g orange
200 g muscovado sugar (light brown)
200 g dark chocolate
150 ml sunflower oil (cold pressed)
15 g baking powder
3 eggs
1 pinch table salt


– wash well the oranges and dry them with a kitchen cloth;

– cut the oranges into wedges without peeling them;

– remove any seed and put them in a blender;

– blend the oranges till you get a smooth puree;

– add the egg yolks and the sugar;

– blend again everything together till you get a smooth cream;

– now add the oil and mix well till it gets well absorbed;

– put the egg whites in a separate bowl;

– whip them until stiff;

– pour the flour and the baking powder in a separate big bowl;

– pour the mixture of orange and yolks onto the flour and mix well till it get well amalgamated;

– pour gently the stiff egg whites and mix till you get a soft mixture;

– pour the obtained dough onto muffins molds, and stick 2 squares dark chocolate in the middle of each of them;

– bake at 170 degrees for about 20 minutes;

n.b. The chocolate will tend to become hard again once the muffins cool down completely. If you like, you can warm up your muffins again into a microwave or the oven before eating them.

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