Chocolate Orange Liqueur Muffins

  • Yield: 20 pieces


1 1/2cups white flour
1/2cup whole wheat flour
1cup packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon baking soda
1/2teaspoon salt
1/3cup safflower oil
1/4cup orange juice
1/4cup orange liqueur
1-- egg
1 1/2teaspoons grated orange peel
1teaspoon vanilla
1cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Grease 20 mini-muffin cups (or 12 larger ones if you wish). Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, stir together oil, juice, liqueur, egg, orange peel, and vanilla. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients, add oil mixture, and stir just enough to combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
  3. Divide batter into the 20 prepared muffin cups. Bake about 15 minutes (20 minutes for larger muffins) or until a toothpick/tester comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from pans. Serve warm or cold. These store and freeze well.