Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins – zesty, flavorful orange muffins made with real orange juice and zest and packed with dark chocolate. 100% vegan!
This weekend (Tuesday/Wednesday is our “weekend”, because my boyfriend is a tattooer so weekends are for work) was honestly incredible. Not because we went on vacation or did anything super exciting, but just because the weather was perfect and I listened to my own advice (for once) and made time for self-care.
First things first, I got a FACIAL, which I haven’t done in years. I hate massages or getting my nails done or “spa days”, but getting facials is one thing I am always down for. A green papaya enzyme peel? Sign me up.
I also finally broke down and bought a juicer, which I’ve been putting off because they’re so unnecessarily expensive. But yesterday we bought one and went a little crazy juicing all the fruit in our fridge.
But before I juiced the 20 pounds of citrus taking up precious room in our fridge, I set aside a few oranges to make a big batch of these Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins. Fun fact, this was a recipe I used to make all the time before I even went vegan. This is one of those “wow, vegan food can be pretty good!” recipes (along with my pumpkin chocolate chip cake, the second vegan recipe I went crazy for). Both of these recipes are 100% approved in my family full of carnivores, which is usually how I tell that one of my recipes is a success.
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Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- zest of 1 orange
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 2 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 375º.
- In a large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Add the sugar and mix well to make sure there are no clumps.
- In a separate measuring cup, add all the wet ingredients (orange juice, zest, coconut oil, and vanilla). Pour into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Scoop the batter into lined muffin tins. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips. Bake muffins 20-25 minutes until golden brown around the edges.
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