Orange Walnut Mini Muffins

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Orange Walnut Mini Muffins
1 muffin
15 Min

Because we use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour, we've increased the amount of dietary fiber and lowered the calories in our Orange Walnut Mini Muffins.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) light butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract*
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon*
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

What to Do

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat mini muffin pans with cooking spray.*

  2. In a medium bowl, cream the sugar and butter. Add the egg, orange peel, vanilla extract, and cinnamon; mix well.

  3. In another medium bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. Add the flour mixture, orange juice, and water to the sugar mixture; stir until well combined. Stir in the walnuts then distribute the mixture evenly into the mini muffin cups.

  4. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve warm.


  • To make this a gluten-free recipe, use gluten-free extract, seasoning with no added starch from a gluten-containing source, cooking spray with no flour added, and, for the all-purpose flour: 1-1/2 cups rice flour plus 1/2 cup cornstarch.
  • The great thing about these yummy muffins is that you can freeze them, and then take out a few at a time! 

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 30

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 77
  • Calories from Fat 22
  • Total Fat 2.4g 4 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.7g 3 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 1.6g 3 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 8.2mg 3 %
  • Sodium 58mg 2 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 13g 4 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4 %
  • Sugars 7.1g 0 %

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What would be the info i.e. number of muffins/baking time/nutrition if I baked this recipe in a pan with standard muffin size? It looks delicious.

Hello! The Test Kitchen can not give an accurate answer for this, as it is essentially an entirely new recipe that would have different information. We can't calculate nutrition on a recipe we haven't made. However, you might like our Banana Zucchini Muffins!


Hi there! This recipe only calls for half a stick of light butter, which gets divided amongst 30 muffins. :) Enjoy!


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