Recipe for orange and almond muffins, a deliciously fluffy dessert that is very easy to make, ideal to share and enjoy at a meeting or party.

For some years now, it has been very common to find different muffins, of many flavors and colors, in bakeries and candy stores. It is also known as cupcake or cupcake. It is a pastry product made with sweet bread and other ingredients, such as the orange and almond muffins that we propose in this wonderful recipe.

Cooked in the oven in individual molds, they are usually served wrapped in a special paper and although their size usually varies, they have a diameter smaller than that of the palm of an adult. In fact, in its preparation we will only use two main ingredients: orange and almond.

It has similarities with the cupcake but it is different since it has a less sweet flavor and the ingredients are in different proportions. It is normally consumed at breakfast or as a snack.

Where do muffins come from?

This food has its origin in England from 1703. It derives from the original word moofin, perhaps its origin may be due to the French word moufflet (soft bread). This sweet was consumed for breakfast or as a snack and various flavors were added such as dried fruit, fresh fruit, spices and chocolate.

Here is a rich recipe for orange and almond muffins. We can eat it as a snack or for breakfast whenever we feel like it. It will take about 10 minutes to prepare it.

Orange and almond muffins recipe


  • 2 or 3 eggs.
  • 90 grams of milk.
  • 40 grams of butter.
  • A little bit of salt.
  • 90 grams of white almond puree.
  • 200 grams of flour.
  • chemical yeast
  • 15 grams of whole almonds.
  • 1 or 2 oranges.
  • 140 ml of mirin.

Mirin is an essential seasoning used in Japanese food with a somewhat sweet taste. It is a low-alcohol, sake-like rice wine made from rice, koji, and sochu. It is aromatic and sweet.


  1. We will preheat the oven to about 180º. We will split the almonds and squeeze and grate the oranges.
  2. While the oven is preheating and once we have the almonds ready, we will reduce the mirin for about 20 minutes until we get syrup.
  3. Mix the chemical yeast, flour and salt in a bowl. In another bowl, we will mix the almond puree, the milk, the eggs, the reduced mirin, the squeezed orange juice, the orange zest and the melted butter.
  4. We will mix all these ingredients mentioned above with the flour and mix it well until we get a homogeneous mass.
  5. We will take some molds for the muffins, which will previously be covered with butter and we will add the homogeneous mass. Add the chopped almonds on top of the muffins and bake for 20 minutes.

Do you know what gives muffins their sweet taste?

It is provided by the mirin and the almond puree, which is also very positive because we will not use excess fat. Almonds offer the fatty acid which will provide a special creaminess, similar to that obtained with butter but with less unsaturated fats, and better for our health.



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