Orange Yogurt Muffins

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  • 1/2 cup orange zest plus 1 teaspoon (for glaze) from about 4 large oranges. Squeeze oranges for 1/4 cup juice, divided (2 tablespoons for muffins, 2 tablespoons for glaze)
  • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk

For Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (from reserve above)
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (from reserve above)
  • pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine 1/2 cup orange zest, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice and butter and heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted. Stir, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and set aside.
  4. Using an electric mixer in a large bowl combine eggs, yogurt, milk and orange zest mixture and stir on medium speed until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture until combined.
  5. Pour in to lined muffin tin 2/3 full and bake for 20-25 minutes until tester comes out clean. Cool slightly in pan, and remove to wire rack to cool.


  1. Combine confectioners sugar, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 teaspoon orange zest and a pinch of salt and stir until well combined. Drizzle on top of muffins or dip tops of muffins in to glaze. Let glaze set.