02 March 2009

muffin anyone?

Last week, when Hannah posted this photo of some orange chocolate chip muffins, I knew I had to make some. I had an orange that was begging to be used and, well, chocolate chips are always in order in my opinion. I'm normally not a fan of orange and chocolate together, so I'm really not sure why I was so drawn to this recipe. But I am so glad that I was. The orange flavor is definitely there, but not overpowering. I played with the recipe a little, and these turned out pretty perfect, if I do say so myself. Sometimes I struggle with texture when I'm inventing my own vegan baking recipes. Things might be too dense, or maybe too crumbly and falling apart. But these, well, I'll let these little guys speak for themselves.

Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
{adapted from this recipe}
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbl ground flax seed (I use golden flax, but any kind would work)
1/2 cup light brown sugar
zest of 1 orange
1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup olive oil
3/4 cup oatmilk
3/4 cup chocolate chips.

Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a muffin tin. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and flax. In a separate, medium bowl mix brown sugar, orange zest, orange juice, olive oil, and oatmilk. Whisk these wet ingredients together until fully combined. In the dry ingredients, make a well in the center of the bowl and pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Mix together until just combined, don't overmix. Add in chocolate chips. Fill muffin tins and bake for 12-15 minutes (depending on your oven) until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!


  1. This recipe is getting printed and placed on the top of the pile to make very, very soon.

  2. I am really tempted...
    Can I ask you if you can explain to me what "oatmilk" is? I can't find the translation and I am not sure what it is... I know oat and I know milk, but never heard of oatmilk...
    Thank you, Julia! (I just bought a muffin pan, so...)