Choc chip orange muffins with zesty icing


Serves: 12
Time to make: 35 mins (Hands-on time: 10 mins, Cooking time: 25 mins)
Total cost: $6.36 / $0.53 per serve
(at time of publication)

  • 100g reduced-fat table spread
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple puree
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Icing
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested


Step 1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole baking tray with paper muffin cases.

Step 2 In a large bowl or mixer, combine table spread and sugar, beating well until fluffy and combined.

Step 3 Alternate adding eggs and flour, mixing after each addition, until combined. Fold through remaining ingredients.

Step 4 Divide among muffin cases and bake for 20–25 minutes, until golden and risen.

Step 5 Meanwhile, make icing by combining icing sugar and orange juice in a small bowl. Add zest and stir. Drizzle icing onto muffins once cooled.

HFG makeover

Save 622 kJ, 7.5g fat, 1g sat fat

HFG tip

Store muffins (without icing) in an airtight container for 2 days, or freeze in a resealable bag for up to a month.

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