Orange Yogurt Mini Muffins

I had plans to make these muffins about two weeks ago. I bought the orange yogurt for the recipe, and one thing led to another until today I looked in the refrigerator, and the yogurt was nearing expiration. So today became the day the muffins got baked. My recipe is adapted from the Better Homes and Gardens site, recipe.com. I have added toasted pecans to my muffins, because that's the way I like them.

Orange Yogurt Mini Muffins
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons orange zest
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 (8 ounce) carton orange flavored yogurt
1/3 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons orange juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease 36 mini (1 3/4-inch) muffin cups or use paper liners. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, orange zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Make a well in the middle of the flour mixture; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, slightly beat egg. Stir in yogurt, oil, and vanilla. Add egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened. Batter will be lumpy. Fold in toasted pecans.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake in preheated oven about 10 minutes or until tops of muffins are golden. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes, remove from cups and cool completely.
For glaze, stir together the powdered sugar and enough orange juice to make a glaze of drizzling consistency. Drizzle or brush glaze over the muffins.

I like to use paper liners when I bake in a mini muffin pan because it makes the clean up quicker and easier.

Let the muffins cool before you add the glaze. They're good without the glaze, too.

Try these Orange Yogurt Mini Muffins, they are so good.


  1. YUM!!! i want to try so many of your recipes, and there's just not enough time! my mom shared your blog on her facebook page, so you may just get a few more followers. i'm thinking you should get on facebook, too! would be great for marketing aunt nubby's kitchen. hope you are having a good week! miss you! p.s. good to have tips on what plants survive extreme heat and direct sunlight. think ANYTHING could survive in oklahoma?!

  2. I'm a muffin girl, I prefer them far more than the cupcake and yours are so appealing, esp the orange - a wake me up ingredient.

  3. I agree, toasting pecans always makes them taste better. Love mini muffins--so easy to serve and share. These look yummy. Have a great day.

  4. i am making these right now, and i am thinking they would be good with dried cranberries cooked in. i don't have any on hand (and my kids probably wouldn't like them), but that might be a good thing to try sometime!