Vivian Queen-Chase Recipe

Orange Raisin Muffins

By Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian

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Vivian's Story

This is a new recipe for me, found when I was looking for my orange muffin recipe for Bea Liles. They are a Taste of Home recipe by Robert Taylor of Mesa, Arizona. These sounded and looked so good that I had to copy them off to try. I just happen to have several bags of fresh picked oranges from Southern Texas just ready for this.

Much easier than I thought and as you can see, they are very pretty.

I liked them with and without the raisins. My husband thought they needed to be a little swee


1 medium
navel orange
1/2 c
orange juice, fresh
1/2 c
butter, melted
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
3/4 c
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
1/2 c

Directions Step-By-Step

SEE NEW NOTE ABOVE ABOUT THE PEEL....peel orange and place peel in a blender or food processor. Separate orange into segments; place in blender. Add orange juice; cover and process until well blended.
Add butter and egg.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Stir the orange mixture into dry mixture just until moistened. Fold in raisins.
Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake at 400* for 15-20 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast, Muffins
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Bobby Webb Bobdoescooking
Dec 18, 2013
Hi Vivian, I would like to invite you to my discussion group. It's called, "EVERYTHING MEXICAN". Just click hope to see you there...BOBBY
Vivian Queen-Chase MsVivian
Apr 17, 2012
Sorry it has taken so long to get back here.

Hi victoria, Thank you for your comment. I love them, but my husband is not too fond of them.

King, I'm so glad you liked them. I was very leary of the whole orange peel going in, but most people do like it.
Victoria Albertina Azpuru-Bernhard VAAB3
Jan 25, 2012
Many thanks Vivian for sharing your yummy and easy recipe. I agree with your that if a fresh, fresh peel is grated, one must be careful not to add to much because it might result somewhat bitter, though I don't mind a strong flavor.
King Bachelor KingBachelor
Nov 4, 2011
Just made my second batch of these, and they're delicious!
I made two small modifications to the original recipe:
- Used self-raising (instead of all-purpose/plain) flour
- Used just the orange zest, rather than the whole rind. (I.e. grated the orange peel down to the white, but no further). I think this probably gives it a slightly milder flavour,, but still tastes great.

Thanks for the recipe!

P.s. Why won't the site let me select a state/country that's not the USA?
Jul 21, 2011 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: The Power of Orange