SUPER EASY ORANGE DRIZZLE MUFFINS

 Super easy muffins - with a lovely sweet citrus drizzle - perfect for afternoon tea.

INTRO

I don't know about you, but a lot of the recipes I see online these days are waaaay out of my cooking comfort zone. They all seem to have mile long ingredient lists - usually including things I've never heard of, or that are hard to source (ie: freshly whipped butter from the milk of a himalayan mountain goat - churned at dawn on a Thursday......)

I thought I'd take it upon my non-chef-like self to share a recipe every now and then that I find easy to prepare and virtually foolproof - in other words, it could be baked by a six year old with one arm tied behind their back (with a little adult supervision of course). So today I'm kicking it off with one of my favourite muffin recipes.

By the way, I never photograph my food - I'm just not one of those Instagram-it-before-you-eat-it kind of gals, so I'll share a picture of what it looks like, but never the actually step by step process - because if you don't know what a mixing bowl full of gooey stuff looks like, then maybe you should ask that six year old for help. 

SUPER EASY LEMON/ORANGE DRIZZLE MUFFINS

It's citrus season here in Australia and I had a hankering to bake something from a few of the oranges from our tree. The easiest recipe I own is one for Lemon Drizzle Muffins that my friend Sugi shared with me many years ago. I swapped out the lemons for oranges and the muffins were just as delicious. I thought I'd share the recipe here because others had asked for it and it was such a simple one to make - with guaranteed success.

EASY LEMON/ORANGE MUFFINS
Ingredients

2 cups Self-Raising flour

¾ cup of sugar
75gm butter
1 cup of milk
1 egg
grated rind of a lemon/orange


  • DRIZZLE
¼ cup of lemon/orange juice
¼ cup of sugar

Method

Melt butter and add milk, egg, and rind - beat with a fork until combined

Add to flour and sugar mix

Mix well and pour into muffin trays

Bake at 180° C for 20 minutes

Combine lemon juice and sugar to make drizzle and pour over warm muffins.

Serve warm - super easy!

Super easy muffins - with a lovely sweet citrus drizzle - perfect for afternoon tea.

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22 comments

  1. Hi, Leanne - Yum!!! These muffins look and sound delcious. As muffins are one of Richard's most favourite foods in the world, I will definitely save this recipe and give it a try. This morning I made blueberry muffins. They were good, but not as fabulous looking as yours! :D

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    1. Hi Donna - I'd love to hear if Richard gets to try them - I like them better than blueberry - they're kind of fresh and zesty (and a little butter with them is nice too!) x

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    1. I expect to hear that you added extra ingredients (any Himalayan mountain goats near you?) but if you do make them, I'd love to know what you thought xx

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  3. Leanne I've just had to sit down. You have posted a recipe! They look delicious though and have you finally stepping out of your comfort zone.

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    1. Hi Sue - yes, a recipe is definitely out of my comfort zone, but a few people asked for this one, so I thought I'd put something together. I've got a couple of other easy ones that I might share in the months ahead x

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  4. I am going to make these right now, I have some lemons to use up! Thanks for the recipe Leanne :)

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    1. They are delicious and so easy!!! Thanks :)

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    2. Yay Deb - glad you liked them - I'm a fan of zesty rather than overly rich food, so these are just right - and easy (my key cooking term!) xx

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  5. Leanne, I've passed my calorie limit today, but there is always tomorrow! I think even I can make these. Thanks

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    1. I just decided that I have a few "no fail" super easy recipes Suzanne and maybe sharing them would be kinder than letting people look at all those tricky ones and never get around to baking anything. I hope you give them a go x

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  6. Thanks for this Leanne. I’ll be making them later today. I remember your previous post and thought they sounded so yum.

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    1. Let me know how they go Jen - if I can make them, anyone can! x

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  7. You are the cutest thing. I have trouble getting that butter from freshly churned goat's milk myself!! I think they keep it in stock at Trader Joe's but our closet Trader Joe's is 5 hours away. May have to invest in a goat so I can keep up with those trendy whole foods recipes.

    This recipe had my attention at super easy. And looking over the ingredients I am thrilled that there is no yeast, baking powder or baking soda!! Gimme self-rising flour all day long. Going to pin and try very soon.

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    1. Leslie you are a woman after my own heart - the less ingredients the better IMHO! And those pesky goats are so hard to come by these days - maybe cows will come back into fashion??? I do hope you give them a try sometime and love them x

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  8. Hello Leanne! I was so surprised to see a recipe on your blog, but I'm glad I did. These sound (and look) delicious, and the recipe appears to be something I can handle. Like you, I prefer to keep it simple. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Christie - it's always good to try something new isn't it? I'll never be a food blogger, but I thought there was room for those of us who want something quick and easy to bake. You might see another one or two pop up in the months ahead x

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  9. Absolutely beautiful muffins - I love citrus in baked goods! I would love it if you shared this at our What's for Dinner party! https://lazygastronome.com/whats-for-dinner-sunday-link-up-280/

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    1. Thanks so much - I always find citrusy things so fresh and light too. These muffins just make me smile whenever I bake them.

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  10. Those muffins look positively delish. I wish that I had one with my coffee right now. Have a great week Leanne.

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    1. I love them and they're so easy to make - a win/win situation for me every time!

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  11. Belly laugh, Leanne, about the freshly whipped butter from the milk of a Himalayan mountain goat... This looks like a doable and tasty recipe. Great photo. My granddaughters and I like to bake and I will give this a try. First, I have to find that Himalayan mountain goat...😊

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