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Orange sunshine muffins

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  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Soy free
  • Sesame free
  • Vegetarian
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free

These zesty muffins are the perfect lunch-box filler or after-school snack. Get ahead by whipping up a batch to pop in the freezer.

  • Serves12
  • Cook time20 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes
Five orange muffins with icing and sliced orange on top


  • 2 cups (300g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 90g lite butter, chilled, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 1 tbs finely grated orange rind
  • 1 cup (250ml) buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) orange juice
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg, lightly whisked
  • Orange wedges, to serve (optional)

Orange icing

  • 1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar mixture
  • 1 tbs orange juice

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  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole, 1/3-cup (80ml) muffin pan with paper cases.
  2. Step 2

    Place combined flour in a large bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar and orange rind. Make a well in the centre.
  3. Step 3

    Add the buttermilk, orange juice and egg. Stir until just combined (don’t overmix).
  4. Step 4

    Divide the mixture evenly among paper cases. Bake for 25 mins or until a skewer inserted in the centres comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  5. Step 5

    To make the orange icing, if using, place icing sugar in a bowl. Stir in enough orange juice to make a runny paste. Top muffins with orange wedges, if desired, and drizzle with icing.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 1151kJ/275 Cals (13%) 

Protein:  5g (10%)

Fat: 7g (10%) 

Sat fat:  4g (17%) 

Carb: 48g (15%) 

Sugar: 25g (28%) 

Fibre: 2g (7%) 

Sodium: 284mg (14%)