eggless orange muffins recipe, whole wheat orange muffins recipe

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eggless orange muffins recipe with step by step photos – easy to prepare eggless orange muffins with whole wheat flour.

eggless cakes, muffins and cookies are often made at home. and they get over soon too. as and when i get time, i will be adding more of baked goodies recipe. i have already posted few muffins recipes like banana muffins, mango muffins and chocolate chip muffins recipe.

eggless orange muffins recipe

the recipe of these orange muffins are adapted from my eggless orange cake recipe. i also made a thin chocolate glaze for the muffins. preparing the glaze is entirely optional.

i made the chocolate glaze as chocolate and oranges make for a lovely combination. these orange muffins were soft textured and light. both the muffin recipe as well as the chocolate glaze recipe is vegan.

eggless orange muffins recipe

orange muffins make for a good breakfast, snack and goes well in the tiffin box as a sweet snack.

if you are looking for more eggless recipes then do check banana cake, butter cookieschocolate chip cookies, black forest cake, and basic eggless chocolate cake recipe.

eggless orange muffins recipe below:

eggless orange muffins recipe
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eggless orange muffins recipe

eggless orange muffins recipe - easy to prepare orange muffins with fresh orange juice. vegan recipe.
course desserts
cuisine world
prep time 15 minutes
cook time 25 minutes
total time 40 minutes
servings 8 regular muffins
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

for eggless orange muffins:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour (atta) or 120 grams atta
  • ½ cup sugar or 100 grams sugar - you can add unrefined cane sugar, powdered jaggery or regular sugar.
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • ¼ cup oil

for the chocolate glaze:

  • 2 teaspoon orange juice
  • 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoon sugar or add as required
  • ½ tablespoon oil
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoon water or add as required

how to make recipe

making eggless orange muffins batter:

  1. first seive 1 cup whole wheat flour/atta, 1tbsp corn starch, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl or pan.
  2. keep the sieved dry mixture aside.
  3. for the orange zest, with a zester or grater, grate the zest from one medium orange and keep aside.
  4. line a muffin tray or pan with muffin liners. also preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit for about 10 to 12 minutes.
  5. in another bowl, take 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 cup oil.
  6. just mix and keep aside.
  7. prepare the orange juice in an electric juicer or a blender. if using a blender, then remove the seeds from the orange segments and then blend. then strain the orange juice though a fine seive. from 3 oranges, i got 1 cup orange juice.
  8. add the 1 cup orange juice to the sugar + oil mixture.
  9. stir briskly and very well till the sugar dissolves.
  10. add this orange juice mixture to the sieved dry mixture. add the orange zest.

  11. with a wired whisk, stir the mixture to a smooth batter with light hands. don't over mix.
  12. here's the orange muffins batter ready to be poured in the muffin liners.

    eggless orange muffins batter

baking orange muffins:

  1. spoon the batter in the muffin liners till it reaches 3/4 part of the liners. gently shake the pan to release excess air bubbles.
  2. place the muffin tray in the preheated oven. bake orange muffins at 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or till a tooth pic inserted comes out clean.

  3. let the muffins cool. you can serve orange muffins plain or dusted with icing sugar, cocoa powder or prepare any chocolate glaze or icing. the recipe yields 8 regular sized muffins.

making chocolate glaze for orange muffins:

  1. take 3 tbsp cocoa powder in a small pan or sauce pan.
  2. add orange juice, cocoa powder, sugar, oil and water.
  3. mix everything and keep the pan on a low flame on the stove top.
  4. stir till the mixture thickens a bit. the sugar should also dissolve completely.
  5. when the glaze is still warm, spread it on the orange muffins. you can also slice the orange muffins and then spread the glaze on the base slice. cover with the top slice and then spread the glaze on the top. allow the glaze to cool before serving.

  6. serve eggless orange muffins plain as a sweet snack or as a dessert.

step by step eggless orange muffins recipe:

1. first seive 1 cup whole wheat flour/atta, 1 tbsp corn starch, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp baking powder and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl or pan.

flour for orange muffins recipe

2. keep the sieved dry mixture aside.

flour for orange muffins recipe

3. for the orange zest, with a zester or grater, grate the zest from one medium orange and keep aside.

orange zest for orange muffin recipe

4. line a muffin tray or pan with muffin liners. also preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit for about 10 to 12 minutes. use the same temperature for preheating in the convection mode of a microwave oven.

muffin liners for orange muffin recipe

5. in another bowl, take ½ cup sugar and ¼ cup oil.

sugar oil for orange muffin recipe

6. mix and keep aside.

sugar oil for orange muffin recipe

7. prepare the orange juice in an electric juicer or a blender. if using a blender, then remove the seeds from the orange segments and then blend. then strain the orange juice though a fine seive. from 3 medium sized oranges, i got 1 cup orange juice.

orange juice for orange muffins recipe

8. add the 1 cup orange juice to the sugar + oil mixture.

adding orange juice for muffins recipe

9. stir briskly and very well till the sugar dissolves.

stir orange juice mixture for muffin recipe

10. add this orange juice mixture to the sieved dry mixture.

orange muffins recipe mixture

11. add the orange zest.

orange zest for orange muffin recipe

12. with a wired whisk, stir the mixture to a smooth batter. don’t over mix.

whisk orange muffins batter

13. here’s the orange muffins batter ready to be poured in the muffin liners.

eggless orange muffins batter

14. spoon the batter in the muffin liners till it reaches ¾ part of the liners. gently shake the pan to release excess air bubbles.

eggless orange muffins batter in muffins liner

15. place the muffin tray in the preheated oven. bake the orange muffins at 180 degrees celsius/356 degrees fahrenheit for 20 to 25 minutes or till a tooth pick inserted comes out clean. the recipe yields 8 regular sized muffins. temperatures in ovens differ, so do keep a check while baking. your oven might bake the cake in 15 minutes or even 30 minutes. the final check is that a tooth pick should come out dry or with fine crumb particles. there should be no stickiness. use the same temperature for baking in the convection mode of a microwave oven.

baking eggless orange muffins

16. let the muffins cool. you can serve orange muffins plain or dusted with icing sugar, cocoa powder or prepare any chocolate icing.

cooled eggless orange muffins

1. to prepare the chocolate glaze, take 3 tbsp cocoa powder, 2 tsp orange juice, 2 to 2.5 tbsp sugar, ½ tbsp oil and 2 to 2.5 tbsp water in a small pan or sauce pan. add more water if required.

chocolate icing for orange muffins recipe

2. mix everything and keep the pan on a low flame on the stove top.

chocolate icing for orange muffins recipe

3. stir till the mixture thickens a bit. the sugar should also dissolve completely.

chocolate icing for orange muffin recipe

4. when the glaze is still warm, spread it on the orange muffins, with a small spatula. do place the muffins on a wired rack and keep a plate or tray underneath while spreading the icing. you can also slice the muffins from the center and then spread the glaze on the base slice. cover with the top slice and then spread the glaze on the top.

chocolate icing for orange muffin recipe

5. allow the glaze to cool before serving orange muffins. serve these eggless orange muffins with a glass of milk or tea/coffee or as an after meal dessert.

eggless orange muffins recipe chocolate glaze

About

dassana amit
i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. a home science degree course further enhanced my cooking and baking skills professionally along with an internship in a five star hotel. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

all the 1800 recipes posted on blog are tried and tested and made healthy wherever possible. the recipes are detailed and with step by step pictures that will easily help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food.



128 thoughts on “eggless orange muffins recipe, whole wheat orange muffins recipe

  1. When you write ‘whole wheat flour’, do you mean the chakki atta (used for chapatis) or regular whole wheat flour?

    • chakki atta used for chapatis.

  2. Hi Dassana i can only make 6 muffins at a time. Is it ok to leave batter on the counter till first batch is baked?

    • you can make 6 muffins at a time. keep the remaining batter in the fridge then.

  3. Hi,can I bake it as a cake? what about doubling the recipe for a cake?

  4. Hi dassana,
    I have tried this recipe. The taste was very good. But I baked it in silicone mould the cakes top layer was very brown and crisp and the bottom of the cake was soft. What mistake did I do? Please advice.

    • thanks divyashree. metal pan is a better conductor of heat then silicon. also if you have used the top heating element in the oven, then the top will get browned. the base was soft as there was no heat coming from the bottom. this means that either you have used a convection microwave oven or the bottom heating element was not used in the OTG. generally when baking muffins or cookies, its better if both the heating elements or on or only the bottom heating element.

  5. Hi dassana

    I am having orange marmalade, which my daughter refuses to eat. I want to bake muffins or cake out of it. Is it possible??
    If yes, kindly suggest how??
    Thanks
    Kanika

    • kanika, usually i use jams as an icing on the cake. so i spread it between a layer and on top of vanilla cake or sponge cake. you can even make jam or marmalade rolls up with whole wheat bread. for the icing, just mix some jam with a bit of water and then lightly heat it up till you get a spreadable pouring consistency. for a thicker consistency, you can add some corn starch. for rolls, you can flatten the bread with a rolling pin. spread some jam. roll the bread. seal the edges with a bit of water moistened on the bread edges. now on tawa spread some butter and place the rolls. lightly toast on both side. you can add some desiccated coconut on top of the jam. gives a good taste. i have tried this way with cakes too.

  6. Can i use all purpose flour instead of wheat flour?

    • Fatima, yes you can use.

  7. which oil we should use in baking

    • use a neutral flavored oil like sunflower oil. you can also use olive oil.

  8. Tried baking these muffins for the 1st time. They came out great. My daughter loved them. Thank you for the recipe

    • Welcome Kavya. Glad to know this.

  9. No words! It was so soo yummy. It was so fluffy that I couldn’t believe I had used wheat flour to make it! Thanks?

    • Welcome Sneha. Glad to know that you liked orange muffins.

  10. maa’m I made these orange muffins yesterday and it turned out to be super soft, moist and yummy.. thanks again for being a great guide..you have made me a better cook..thanks again

    • Welcome Trisha. Glad to know this. Thanks for your kind words.

  11. hello..I am going to try this recipe today.. thank you for such wonderful recipes

    • welcome trisha

  12. Thank u dassana..I made muffins yesterday and they taste so yummy…everybody liked it..THANK YOU??

    • welcome inderpreet. thanks for sharing the feedback on the orange muffins too. glad to know.

  13. Hi !
    Your cupcake n recipe look awesome. I have read all the comments and I am so eager to give if a try.Please advise if I can add chocolate chips to it instead of the chocolate glazed. If yes, how much should I add and by how much should I reduce the quantity of the sugar.
    Thank you and looking forward for your usual fast response.

    • thanks rajni. yes you can add chocolate chips. once the batter is done, lightly fold in the chocolate chips in it. you can add 1 tablespoon chocolate chips and add 1/3 cup sugar.

      • Thank you Dassana for your reply. I made the muffins today and they taste so yummy. However, the muffins were sticky on the muffin paper liners. Could you please advise where I went wrong.
        Thank you ,
        Rajni

        • welcome rajni. they will be slightly sticky but not much sticky. stickiness happens due to condensation. usually i keep the muffins on a rack so that they cool well. and then store in an air tight box.

  14. Yummyy !!!!!! made these muffins today and it was a superhit at home. Everyone liked it and all the muffins were over in a jiffy. Thank you for such a simple and wonderful recipe.

    • pleased to know this purni thank you for your positive feedback 🙂 and you are welcome.

  15. Hi, thank you for the recipe. I am planning to make this cake. However, I currently don’t have corn flour/ starch. Can I replace it with something else or would it make a huge difference if I omitted it? Thank you!

    • try adding 1 tbsp besan instead of corn starch. omitting corn starch does make a difference to the texture.

  16. Hi Dassana,
    I have been following your recipes for quite sometime now and the my culinary skills have improved a lot.I have recommended your blog to many of my friends.The orange muffins turn out superfantabulously good…thank you so much for the recipe….my family loves it…the muffins never last for more than a day…the aroma attracts most the attention and rest of the job is done with the flavour and texture.
    Regards,
    Shubha.

    • pleased to know this shubha thankyou for your positive, kind and encouraging words.

      • Hello….almostvevery su day I open up this site n try innovating with your recipes….and all of your recipes turned out to be a huge hits….thank you so so much….even i ve shared it with my frnz n relatives too…now cookies are to be tried this sunday…hopefully it doesn’t break the record :-):-)

        • Welcome Richa. Thanks a lot for your positive feedback on recipes and also for sharing the website with your friends. I hope your roommates will like the muffins because by now you must have become a very good cook :-):-)

  17. i tried the orange cup cakes… it came out reallly yummy and fluffy. I didnt have enough orange juice so added sweet lime juice as well…

    • thanks vidya for sharing this variation of yours. i think i will try with sweet lime juice.

  18. Hi
    Pls post LAWA CAKE
    recipe.
    Thank you.

    • have taken your request for lawa cake recipe although would take request for eggless lawa cake thankyou.

  19. If we replace wheat flour with Maida what should be the quantity. Wanted to try as it’s look yummy

    • you can use the same quantity.

  20. Thanks for your recommendations. Will try it again. Keep posting these amazing recepis

    • welcome sweta.

  21. Hi Dassana, I tried these muffins with refined flour (maida).. They tasted awesome but just that the muffin liner got stuck to the muffin.. Where did I go wrong.. Should I have baked it for a little less time.. I baked them till they were done.. 180 degree Celsius for 20 mins..

    • the muffins once cooled have to be removed like the way we remove the peel from fruits like a banana. there is moisture due to condensation and hence they stick at the bottom. to avoid this always place them on a wired rack, so that the moisture is not too much. i think you baked them perfectly 🙂

  22. Hi Dassana to make the glaze, can 2tsp of orange juice be omitted…as want to use it for vanilla cup cakes.

    • mohini, yes you can omit.

  23. Perfect measurements and perfect cake! Loved this simple healthy cake! Thanks for posting it! I’m a big cake fan, can eat a whole pound a day! My house smells so fresh of oranges and cake!

    • welcome meenakshi. thanks for sharing positive feedback.

  24. This is very Awesome recipe 🙂 ……..thanks 😀

    • welcome.

  25. Tried these cuppies today!! They turned out awesome!! Didnt have time to make the glaze so just used dark chocolate ganache, we loved them, thanks for the amazing recipe.

    • welcome prakruthi. nice to know this.

  26. Awesome

  27. Hi,
    If Real or Tropicana orange juice is used, the sugar content should be reduced???

    • santosh, yes you will have to reduce the sugar content.

  28. This is a really nice change to the usual vanilla etc. It is great to know there are tasty recipes that are healthy.

    • thanks pam

  29. This recipe is really good..!
    I tried it but it came out to be very gooey and tasted more of atta..i dont know why..may be i baked in microwave ..Can i make it with maida completely..?

    • thanks ashima. did you bake in the convection mode of microwave? you can use maida also.

  30. Hi dassana,
    Tried these muffins today and for the very first time i fell in love with eggless bake of mine 😀
    Spongy soft,melt in the mouth ones….mine got baked in 15 minutes 🙂 …and i used orange blossom water and almond essence in equal parts 🙂

    • thanks roopmuraya for sharing your positive feedback and experience. glad to know this.

  31. Tried this out yesterday with half maida and half atta. Came out really well. But I used nearly 2-3 tsp of orange zest and felt it could take more for a real orange flavour. But everything else was perfect. And I used the orange juice with pulp (I see that some people have asked that question before). I just gave it a good beat with my bullet and the juice just was thick.

    • thanks jyothsna for the positive review. in fact you could add more than 3 tsp of zest too. i have made with 1 tbsp zest also. but i felt its too much of orange flavor which may not go well with some folks. juice with pulp is fine 🙂

  32. Hi dassana .. your recipies are really nice …u give a very nice prrsentation of everything. I try many things at times. In this recipe can we use Tropicanas orange juice with pulp instead of freshly made orange juice . I work so would not have time to make fresh orange juice .. i really want to try this recipe . Please suggest… regards Mahak

    • thanks mahak. you can try using this juice. it should work.

  33. Best recipe for muffins I have ever tried.
    And its made from whole wheat..!!Thank you :))

    • welcome dr anubha. nice to know this.

  34. Easy to make recipe….tasty, fruity and healthy. Thanks for sharing the eggless, maidaless and butterless recipe.

    • welcome srilakshmi. thanks for your positive feedback.

  35. Can anything replace the muffin tray…?

    • nilaya, you can use small tart moulds and place the muffin liners inside them.

  36. Hi dassana,
    . Thanks for the wonderful simple recipe, tried this atta cup cake today, there was no orange at home replaced orange juice with water and added little pineapple essence, first time baked a cake using atta, it came out fantastic, so soft and yummy

    • welcome abirami. thats cool. thanks for sharing your variation.

  37. Hi, instead of muffins can the same recipe be used to make one whole cake?

  38. Thanks for the awesome recipe turned out well…

    But the top turned out hard the inside was normal and crummy… 🙂

    • welcome munazza. the top must have turned hard because of too much heat in the oven or long baking time. you have to check after some time interval that muffins are baked or not.

    • Awesome 🙂 uuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

      • thanks zainul

  39. tried out your orange muffins and it has come out fab. thanx a ton. infact I like even the dal recipes of yours and try them out often.

    • welcome asha. thanks for sharing positive review on muffins and dal recipes.

  40. Hi…thanks for the tasty recipe. Today I baked it. Itz so soft n yummy…even my son liked it with chocolate glazing.

    • welcome supreeta. thanks for sharing positive review on muffins. glad to know this.

  41. Wanted to ask if u know how to make red velvet cake or cup cake! Would be great if u could share the recipe. Thanks

    • welcome nivedita. i know how to make but once i make i will add the recipe.

  42. Hello,
    I really like your blog from the very first day.It has simple recepies.I tried gajjar ka halwa and Paneer. They turned out really well.
    I am quite good with Desi cooking but when it comes to baking,I’m not even a beginner. Anyhow have mustered up courage to try these Muffins.don’t want them to be a disaster that why wanted to know exactly which heating to use in electric back oven,I mean fan heating or both the upper and lower grill or just anyone from them?plus if I don’t have baking soda with what and in how much quantity I can substitute it?
    Regards.

    • thanks for the feedback on the recipes. glad to know. use both the upper and lower heating rods and keep the muffin tray in the center rack. baking soda cannot be substituted. but i think you can make the recipe with just baking powder. just increase the baking powder to 2/3rd tsp. 1 tsp baking powder might taste the cake a bit bitter.

      • Thank you.one more question please. Can you let me know the proportions need to double the recepie? For approx. 20 muffins.

        • i have not tried doubling the recipe. but a few readers have tried. so you can double the ingredients to double the recipe.

  43. Hi!!!! Yur muffins luk awesome!!!!will try it out soon!!!! I tried yur plain parata and paneer white gravy….. Turned out well…. Everyone luvd it….. I hve a doubt in muffin prprn….. Aftr filling d batter fr frst set of baking shld i place d remaining batter for next set in fridge or i can keep at room tmp???

    • thanks sowmiya for sharing positive review on recipes. as soon as you pour the batter in muffin liners then immediately put it in the oven for baking. don’t keep it out for even 1 minute.

  44. Tried these today, turned out awesome!

    • thanks nivedita

  45. Came out real good

    • thanks akila for sharing positive review.

  46. How much time it will take if I use the same mixture for baking a cake in cake bowled.

  47. hi dasanna, thanks for your prompt reply. Appreciate it very much. Can’t recollect having kept it for long. Shall take care next time. Pizza sauce is very very nice. Thanks for all your recipes and I follow them fully. Just a small note, I am a grandma and still keen on seeing and following. Your step by step are very accurate and congrats for that work. DK

    • Hello DK ji. i thought you are a young girl and a novice baker. good to see your enthusiasm to learn baking. i feel learning should never stop at any age. the cake batter should not be kept outside even for a minute. after mixing the batter and pouring it into the muffin pan, it should immediately go into the oven. thanks for sharing positive feedback on recipes. please feel free to ask any question on baking or any other recipe. we usually reply within 24-48 hours.

  48. lovely recipe n i love it espescially becauce its eggless thx

    • welcome neeru

  49. hi. The first set turned out well. Had to make for a party and the later ones were moist at the bottom even after baking for 25 mts. Could you suggest as why this could be, slightly sticky at the bottom. Thanks. DK

    • Welcome DK. did you keep the batter outside for some time. the batter has to be immediately baked. sticky could also be because of the moisture and sugar.

  50. Awesome recipie.. great way of presentation… Thank you soooo much..

    • welcome anamika

  51. Amazing Chocolate glaze!!

    • thanks sowmya

  52. hi dasanna, I appreciate all your cake recipes, esp the eggless ones . Orange is in full season now and I could try out these muffins and a tremendous hit at home. Thanks. Keep giving more of these vegetarian cakes which supports people of my category. Dk.

    • Thanks DK for this positive feedback on orange muffins. i know orange are in season. i made both orange cake and muffins many times this season. i will be posting more eggless baking recipes soon.

  53. Hi dassana

    Can i use milkmaid in dis recipe as a substitute for corn flour and sugar as i like its taste in my cakes.in fact used milkmaid in ur mawa cake rwcipe in place of sugar and cream….da texture was just fabulous so was da taste.

    Krutika

    • thanks krutika. in this recipe milkmaid is not required. just skip adding corn starch. in mawa cake you can use milkmaid.

  54. Forgot to ask, can I use corn flour instead of corn starch?

    • mrignayani, in india what is written as corn flour on packets is actually corn starch. so you can use it.

  55. Hi Dassana, want to try these muffins for my son’s birthday. Can I make them the previous day and refrigerate it ? Will it be good or do you suggest making it on the same day. Awaiting your reply.

    • mrignayani, yes you can make these muffins one day before and keep in the fridge. it will be good. i also prepare and keep in the fridge at times. but keep them in air tight container in the fridge.

  56. hi, I’ve tried your breads’s recipes all came out well. Which brand do you use for cocoa powder as color of cocoa powder was very good in your pics.

    • thanks rashmi for sharing positive feedback on recipes. i use hintz cocoa powder. its a good brand.

  57. Dassana I will certainly try these lovely orange muffins too… looks tempting…
    🙂

    • thanks pooja

      • Very tempting…will try..just wanted to know for how many days can we store these muffins..and can we use olive oil.

        • thanks deepti. it will stay good for 6-7 days or more, in the fridge. yes you can use olive oil.

        • I tried out your recipie if orange muffin today using all ingredients as per weight gms except the orange juice in which i measured 250ml but then i found the batter to be too thin of flowing consistency and when i baked the upper surface of the cupcakes were deep brown but the inside was sticky and not baked even though i checked from time to time

          • a sticky texture can be due to over mixing the batter. the batter is not thick. it has a flowing consistency.

  58. Hi Dassana, is corn starch & corn flour same? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes.

    • welcome priya. in india corn starch is called as corn flour. its a white color flour.

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