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Crunchy Orange Muffins

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.


1 dozen

The topping on these muffins reminds me of a crumb cake. I like to bake a big batch and store some in the freezer to serve to guests.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the egg, oil, orange juice and zest; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle heaping tablespoonfuls on each muffin. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 277 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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