Recipe: Orange-Chocolate Chip Muffins

Muffins

Muffins are a beloved breakfast staple across the country. But did you know these tasty treats have the power to grow a bigger bottom line for your business?

In the past few years, guests have been willing to spend more to experience upscale menu items, featuring premium ingredients. Since muffins are made with simple core base ingredients, these classic treats are prime targets for menu experimentation. Bakers can easily add in premium ingredients, like dark chocolate, lavender, currants, nut butter, and more.

Whether served for breakfast or dessert, muffins allow your establishment to bake up a bigger personality. Try featuring this easy orange-chocolate chip muffin recipe on your menu today.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp finely shredded orange peel
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line twelve 2 ½-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in chocolate pieces. Make a well in the center of flour mixture then set aside. In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, milk, orange peel, orange juice, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until moistened and batter appears lumpy. Spoon ¼ cup of the batter into each prepared muffin cup. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm.