Orange Muffins Recipe

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If you’re in need of a guilt-free sweet treat, these chocolate-glazed Orange Muffins are the answer you’ve been looking for! Made without eggs and with whole wheat flour for an added boost of nutrition, these tender-crumbed snacks are perfect for serving with your afternoon cup of tea. As an added bonus, they’re super easy to make and vegan to boot!

orange muffins with chocolate glaze on top on white tray

About These Orange Muffins

The orange muffins recipe is adapted from the Orange Cake Recipe that I had shared earlier. But I also decided to add a thin, orange-flavored chocolate glaze this time around. As a result, these tasty little treats are reminiscent of the chocolate oranges available around the winter holidays. They are utterly delightful!

Eggless cakes, muffins, and cookies are often made at our home, as we have a serious sweet tooth. In fact, I have already posted few muffin recipes like my Banana Muffins and Chocolate Chip Muffins because we are so fond of them.

These simple sweets are made with nutritious whole wheat flour, freshly squeezed orange juice, and a mere ½ cup of sugar, meaning they are perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast or to pack into your or your kid’s tiffin as a treat.

Boasting a soft, light texture and a tender crumb, you’d never guess these simple orange muffins were vegan. They also take just 15 minutes (!!!) of preparation and will be ready for sharing in under an hour.

orange muffins halved on a plate with fork at side

Ingredients & Substitutions

Despite being absolutely packed with flavor, this simple recipe for vegan orange muffins doesn’t require much to make. Here’s what you’ll need to gather:

  • Whole Wheat Flour  – I prefer to use whole wheat flour (atta) in my bakes to add an extra boost of nutrition. If you don’t have any on hand, you can easily swap in all-purpose flour (maida) or bread flour instead.
  • Sugar – Feel free to use unrefined cane sugar, powdered jaggery, or regular sugar.
  • Oranges – Fresh citrus not only tastes better, but it also has the added benefit of a secret ingredient: zest! Be sure to only remove the orange colored zest as the white pith is quite bitter. Also, word to the wise — zest before you cut and juice the oranges. For purchasing knowledge, I got 1 cup of orange juice from 3 medium oranges.
  • Salt – Even sweet things need a bit of salt to balance them out!
  • Baking Soda & Baking Powder – Yes, you need both. No, they cannot be used interchangeably. Also, please note that baking powder begins to react as soon as it is added to liquid, so you’ll want to make sure you preheat the oven before you make the batter lest you miss out on some of the rising power.
  • Corn Starch – If corn isn’t part of your diet, you can use 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour (maida), rice flour, or tapioca flour instead. You can also swap in an equal amount of either chickpea flour or gram flour, arrowroot flour or potato starch.
  • Neutral Oil – Any neutral oil will work well here. Try canola, corn, vegetable, avocado, or grapeseed oil.
  • Cocoa Powder – I prefer to use Dutch-processed cocoa powder because it is less bitter, but whatever you have on hand will work just fine. Cacao powder is also perfectly acceptable.
Step-by-Step Guide

How To Make Orange Muffins

Sift Dry Ingredients

1. First, sieve 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon corn starch, ½ teaspoon baking soda, ½ teaspoon baking powder, and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl or pan.

flour for orange muffins recipe

2. Keep the sifted dry mixture aside.

flour for orange muffins recipe

3. Using either 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

Make Orange Juice Mixture

5. In another bowl, take ½ cup raw sugar and ¼ cup oil. You can use regular sugar or your preferred sweetener instead.

sugar oil for orange muffin recipe

6. Mix and keep aside.

sugar oil for orange muffin recipe

7. Prepare the orange juice using a manual juicer, an electric juicer, or a blender.

Note: If using a blender, remove the seeds from the orange segments before blending, then strain the orange juice through a fine sieve.

orange juice for orange muffins recipe

8. Add 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 and the mixture looks even.

stir orange juice mixture for muffin recipe

Make Muffin Batter

10. Add this orange juice mixture to the sifted flour 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 of the way up the sides of the liners. Gently shake or tap the pan to release excess air bubbles.

eggless orange muffins batter in muffins liner

Bake Orange Muffins

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 toothpick inserted comes out clean.

The recipe yields 8 regular-sized orange muffins. Temperatures in ovens differ, so do keep a check while baking.

Note: Your oven might bake the muffin in 15 minutes or even 30 minutes. The final check is that a toothpick 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. Place the muffin pan on a wired rack to let the muffins cool for about 10 minutes. Then remove the muffins from the pan.

You can serve orange muffins plain, dust them with icing sugar or cocoa powder, or prepare any chocolate icing.

cooled eggless orange muffins

How To Make Chocolate Glaze

1. To prepare the chocolate glaze, take 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, 2 teaspoons orange juice, 2 to 2.5 tablespoons raw sugar (or regular sugar), ½ tablespoon neutral flavored oil, and 2 to 2.5 tablespoons 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 heat on the stove top.

chocolate icing for orange muffins recipe

3. Stir till the mixture thickens a bit and the sugar completely dissolves.

chocolate icing for orange muffin recipe

4. When the glaze is still warm, spread it on the orange muffins, with a small spatula. To keep the mess to a minimum, 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 orange muffins with a glass of milk or ginger tea or filter coffee or as an after meal dessert.

orange muffins with chocolate glaze on top on white tray


Can I make these vegan orange muffins without wheat flour?

Unfortunately, I haven’t tried this recipe using a gluten-free flour mix, so you’ll have to experiment. I’d imagine a cup-for-cup gluten-free all-purpose flour mixture *should* work. If you try it, please let me know how it goes in the comments below!

Can I use all-purpose flour instead of whole wheat flour?


What is the best oil for baking?

I recommend using a neutral-flavored oil like sunflower oil or vegetable oil. If you don’t mind a bit of savory flavor coming through, you can also use olive oil if you wish.

Can I add chocolate chips to my orange muffins?

Sure! I recommend using mini chocolate chips if possible to ensure they stay suspended during baking.

My muffin liner got stuck to the tin — what did I do wrong?

Allow your muffins to cool in the tin for just about 10 minutes or so before turning them out to finish cooling on a wire rack. If you leave them in the tin, they will have a tendency to attract condensation, which can cause them to stick.

Can I use store-bought orange juice instead of squeezing it myself?

Absolutely, though you’ll miss out on some of the orange flavor if you don’t use fresh zest.

How long will the muffins last?

If you keep the leftovers in the refrigerator, these vegan orange muffins should keep for 6 to 7 days, maybe more.

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two orange muffins with chocolate glaze on top on white tray

Orange Muffins Recipe (With Chocolate Glaze)

Orange muffins made with orange juice, orange zest, whole wheat flour and without eggs. These muffins have a moist and light crumb.
4.92 from 25 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cuisine American, World
Course Desserts
Diet Vegan
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 8 orange muffins


For orange muffins

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour – 120 grams
  • ½ cup raw sugar – 100 grams, you can add regular sugar, coconut sugar, palm sugar or powdered jaggery
  • 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 – any neutral flavored oil

For the chocolate glaze

  • 2 teaspoons Orange Juice
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoons sugar or add as required
  • ½ tablespoon oil – any neutral flavored oil
  • 2 to 2.5 tablespoons water or add as required


Making orange muffins batter

  • First seive whole wheat flour, corn starch, baking soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl or pan.
  • Keep the sieved dry mixture aside.
  • For the orange zest, with a zester or grater, grate the zest from one medium orange and set aside.
  • 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.
  • In another bowl, take sugar and oil. Simply mix and set aside.
  • 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 through a fine seive. From 3 oranges, I got 1 cup orange juice.
  • Add 1 cup orange juice to the sugar + oil mixture.
  • Stir briskly and very well till the sugar dissolves and the mixture looks even.
  • Add this orange juice mixture to the sieved dry flour mixture. Also add the orange zest.
  • With a wired whisk, stir the mixture to a smooth batter with light pressure from hands. Don't over mix.

Baking orange muffins

  • Spoon the batter in the muffin liners till it reaches ¾ part of the liners. Gently shake the pan to release any extra air bubbles.
  • 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 bamboo skewer inserted in the muffins comes out clean.
  • Baking time varies with the type and size of oven, so keep this in mind.
  • Place the muffin tray on a wired rack for about 10 minutes. Later remove the muffins from the pan.
  • 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

  • Take cocoa powder in a small pan or sauce pan.
  • Add orange juice, sugar, oil and water.
  • Mix everything and keep the pan on a low heat on the stovetop.
  • Stir till the mixture thickens a bit. The sugar should also dissolve completely.
  • When the glaze is still warm, spread it on the 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.
  • Serve eggless orange muffins as a sweet snack or as a dessert.


The approximate nutrition info is for 1 small orange muffin made from this recipe.

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Orange Muffins Recipe (With Chocolate Glaze)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 68IU1%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Vitamin E 3mg20%
Vitamin K 1µg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 17µg4%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 34mg9%
Phosphorus 90mg9%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Hi.. I m planning to make these eggless orange muffins… I dnt have orange juice.. Can I use orange flavor instead?? Will that make a lot of difference to the taste??? N how much quantity can I use???

    1. i have never used orange flavor, so i do not know how the taste & flavor will be. i am not even sure how much quantity needs to be added. though the recipe will change in parts if orange flavor is used. so i would suggest making these orange muffins with orange juice.

    2. Dear Dasanna,
      I have been following your blog since 2012, when we shifted to Germany and since then your blog is the first place when I have to look for a new recipe. I have also recommended it to many of my friends. I don’t get to leave comments as you have closed comments for many of the recipes.
      I have tried your banana cake, orange cake and muffins, carrot cake, dal makhni, dhaba style paneer mutter, rava dosa, rava idli, lemon rice, capsicum rice, coconut milk pulao, beetroot paratha, spinach paratha, methi paratha and many many more. All of them were awesome and now regular in our menu.
      Thank you so much and please keep up the good work.

      1. Hi Dhanya, thanks for the lovely feedback. Nice to read it. I am also glad that you have liked the recipes as well. We have opened the comments on almost all the recipes. May be on a few recipes the comments must be closed. Thanks again.

  2. I was sceptical but these orange muffins turned out to be really good.
    Thanks for sharing it & in a good format ! ( I like a lot of your recipes; credit where due right !)

    I also added cocoa powder in the left over batter in a diff cup & that tasted better ????5 stars

    1. thanks kushal for this positive review on orange muffins. glad also that you like the format. chocolate and orange is a really good combination. so some cocoa powder can be added in the batter. thanks for the rating too.

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

  4. 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?5 stars

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

  5. 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.

    1. 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.

  6. 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??

    1. 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.

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

  7. Tried baking these muffins for the 1st time. They came out great. My daughter loved them. Thank you for the recipe5 stars

  8. 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?5 stars

  9. 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 have made me a better cook..thanks again

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

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

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

  12. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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 ,

        1. 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.

  13. 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.5 stars

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

  14. 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!

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

  15. 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.

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

      1. 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 :-):-)5 stars

        1. 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 :-):-)

  16. 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…

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

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

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

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

  19. 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..

    1. 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 🙂

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

  21. 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!5 stars

  22. 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.5 stars

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

  24. This is a really nice change to the usual vanilla etc. It is great to know there are tasty recipes that are healthy.5 stars

  25. 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..?

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

  26. 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 🙂5 stars

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

  27. 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.5 stars

    1. 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 🙂

  28. 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

  29. Best recipe for muffins I have ever tried.
    And its made from whole wheat..!!Thank you :))5 stars

  30. Easy to make recipe….tasty, fruity and healthy. Thanks for sharing the eggless, maidaless and butterless recipe.3 stars

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

  31. 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 5 stars

  32. Thanks for the awesome recipe turned out well…

    But the top turned out hard the inside was normal and crummy… 🙂4 stars

    1. 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.

    2. Awesome 🙂 uuuuuuuummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  33. 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.5 stars

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

  34. Hi…thanks for the tasty recipe. Today I baked it. Itz so soft n yummy…even my son liked it with chocolate glazing.5 stars

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

  35. 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

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

  36. 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?

    1. 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.

      1. Thank more question please. Can you let me know the proportions need to double the recepie? For approx. 20 muffins.5 stars

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

  37. 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???

    1. 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.

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

  39. 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

    1. 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.

  40. 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

    1. 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.

  41. 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.

    1. 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.

  42. Hi dassana

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

    Krutika5 stars

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

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

  43. 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.

    1. 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.

  44. 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.

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

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

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

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

        2. 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

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

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

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