Chocolate chips muffins with orange zeste

You have invited your friends for a tea and do not know what to prepare? Here’s a quick recipe perfect for any casual occasions: chocolate chips muffins flavored with orange zest 😀 .
chocolate chips muffins with orange

Muffins are a little cakes from the Unites States, widespread primarily in the nineteenth century. The most classic version, with blueberries, is so popular that it has been chosen as a symbol of Minnesota 🙂 .

In our house preparing muffins has always been a battle… Not because they are particularly difficult, as you will read in a moment, but because each of us had the DUTY to prepare the most delicious muffins. And so we began fighting against each other and against our mom, and every time we ended having up to four dozen of muffins. You read that right, yes, four dozen. But do not worry, not a single muffin was ever wasted… Their lives were so short! And now, a few year later, we have to admit that the muffins our mother used to make were always the best; we used the same recipe and the pantry was the same, yet she always won! 🙂

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Chocolate chips muffins with orange zeste

Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Difficulty Easy


  • 250 g of flour
  • 125 g of Manitoba
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 1 baking powder
  • salt
  • 180 ml of milk
  • 100 g of butter
  • 75 g of dark chocolate
  • 75 g of milk chocolate
  • 2 eggs
  • grated orange zest


  1. Mix together the flours, sugar, baking powder, a pinch of salt and grated orange zeste. Using a whip, break any lumps.
  2. Apart melt the butter and add it to the milk and eggs.
  3. Gently mix the two mixtures, until you get a compact and homogeneous dough.
  4. Now add the chocolate, cut into pieces.
  5. Divide the dough in 12 muffin tins with paper cups 😉 .
  6. Bake your muffins at 180 °C for 35 minutes; once ready, let cool covered with a cloth, to keep them softer.


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