I’ve been missing our breakfast muffins lately so I decided to bake a batch of these. I had a sack of blood oranges I need to use up so expect to see a few more recipes with blood oranges in it. Aren’t they pretty? I just LOVE the color!
These muffins turned out really well. I love the texture and the flavor. Orange and chocolate pair so well together. And when you have some tea or coffee with this, it’s fabulous! Chris and I couldn’t wait ’til morning. We each had one before dinner with our tea. It made our bellies happy. Who says you can’t have dessert before dinner? 🙂
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter, softened
- 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
- zest of 1 blood orange
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon of homemade vanilla extract
- juice of 1 blood orange (about 1/4 cup)
- 2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of buttermilk
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking cups in the muffin pan.
Using a stand mixer (or an electric mixer or mix by hand) cream butter, sugar and orange zest. Add egg, vanilla extract and orange juice. Beat until combined.
In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture alternatively with buttermilk. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into the lined muffin cups and bake for 20-23 minutes or until the tester/toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Let the muffins cool for 5-7 minutes in the muffin pan before transferring them to the cooling rack.
65 thoughts on “Blood Orange Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins”
Oh my goodness! Those look fantastic!
If they taste half as good as they look, I think I’d be tempted to have one before dinner and then one after dinner too!
Thanks Sarah! And thanks for taking the time to stop by. 🙂 xx
You are a VERY talented food stylist and photographer. I just love looking at your pictures!
Thank you so much!
I love the presentation! Cute muffin cups too. They look so yummy!
Thanks my dear Lisa! 🙂 xo
Intriguing! By the by, did you find your oranges to be not very juicy and a tad bitter? I had the great idea of making a marmalade with blood oranges and the final results made my mouth turn inside out! haha
Actually, they were quite juicy. I did find them on the sour side so that’s why I baked with them. 3/4 cup of sugar and 1 cup of chocolate chips should sweetened it up. 🙂
I just put them out, along with your link. I think half of them are gone already (2 minutes). I’m hearing good feedback – everyone loves the orange and chocolate pairing. 🙂
Yay, so glad to hear! 🙂
They look phenomenal
Yums! I wouldn’t be able to resist eating them before dinner too!
I love the way you present this dish muffin, with ,great light on the picts, and i’m all ready hungry to eat this delicious ….Blood Orange Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Muffins!!!
Thanks Massi, you are too kind! 🙂
They look delicious. This is my project for this up coming week end. My grand children are coming over and I will surprise them with these scrumptious muffins. Thank you for the idea and of course the recepe.
Thank you! I hope they’ll enjoy it as much as I have.
I was lucky enough to be on my way to a meeting right next to the kitchen when Chris put these out in the office, so I was able to grab one. Just like everything else he has brought in these were also fabulous. Just enough orange to have the flavor but not be overpowering. The perfect combination of orange and chocolate. And they were soooo moist. The size of these was also perfect as I didn’t feel so guilty eating one since they weren’t those huge oversized muffins you get at the store.
I agree with the size being perfect. Nobody can feel guilty eating a muffin that small. One guy on my team did feel a little guilty I guess because he actually cut a muffin in half…then after he ate that he went and ate the other half! 🙂
Nothing to feel guilty about. It’s not like he eats one every day. 😉
Thank you so much Karen! 🙂
Wow. I love baking with buttermilk, and these muffins sound delicious!!!
Thank you Darya for your lovely comment. 🙂
They are quite beautiful and looking at comments, I’m glad to hear that the orange flavor does come through. I have only had blood oranges when I lived in Florence for a few months, but oh my god were they delicious. Bookmarked!
Pretty! The chocolate chips look so perfect!
Thanks Andi! 🙂
Ok I just started up my cappuccino maker how long do you think these would take by airmail to get to Hong Kong…. .? I think oranges and chocolate are just perfect together. Delicious
LOL, you’re too funny! Thanks for taking the time to comment Bobbi. 🙂
I would probably make an exception and have them for dinner.
Haha, almost did too! 😀
This is a great recipe, Anne. Combining chocolate chips with oranges — esp. blood oranges — will make these muffins something special. I just bought some blood oranges to make a version of limoncello (orancello?) Although I’ll have plenty of juice, the zest is already spoken for. I need to go back to the store. 🙂
Ooooh, John, you’ll have to post your orancello recipe, would love to see it. That’s brilliant that you used blood orange for it. I bet the flavor and color would be wonderful! Thanks for taking the time to comment. 🙂
Sorry but I can’t post it for some time, Anne. This is my first time making it and if it tastes good enough, I’ll be using it for Christmas gifts for people who read my blog. I won’t know for a couple months. 😦
I love breakfast muffins too and these look wonderful and perfect. 🙂 What a treat and I would be happy waking up to these beauties.
So sweet of you to say, thank you Amy! 🙂
Anne, what an incredible muffin! I love the combination of chocolate and blood orange! Looks scrumptious 🙂
Thank you Judy, always lovely to hear from you. 🙂
Looks amazingly good
Thank you! 🙂
Your muffins look simply delicious! I would enjoy these any time of day!
I recently made muffins with blood oranges & my family loved them. Adding the chocolate chips is a great idea!
I remember –that’s the one you made with poppy seeds. I’ll have to give that recipe a try when I get poppy seeds. Thanks for taking the time to comment Pam.
These muffins look and sound wonderful! Yum!
I love blood orange and it must be so nice in the baked goods. I like them in salad to. These muffins have everything I like – buttermilk and chocolate chips… perfect for breakfast or snack after school!
Ooooh, I’ll have to put blood oranges in salads next time –great tip! Thanks Nami!
I have never tasted blood orange before..it must be so good!
It’s fabulous if you can get a sweet and juicy one. 🙂
Orange and chocolate are such a wonderful combination together. Perfect with a cup of tea.
I agree Karen! 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to comment.
These sound delicious – I love orange and chocolate together, and with the tang of buttermilk? Perfection.
Love the pairing of the blood orange and chocolate – these have to be really tasty. Unlike Karen mine would have to be a strong black mocha-made coffee 🙂
Anything coffee would be delicious with this muffin. 🙂
Waw! These look absolutely stunning! I must make these beauties soon! 🙂 Yummm!
These are absolutely my kind of muffins!
Thanks Daisy! 🙂
What a creative flavor combination – these look amazing!! Can’t wait to try them! 🙂
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