A while back I shared a guest post for these Homemade Cinnamon Rolls from Olguta at Pastry Workshop. In return I created Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins. These breakfast muffins are just too wonderful to not share here.
“Moist orange, chocolate, and almond flavored muffin with a flaky, crumb topping. This is decadent breakfast at it’s finest. Bite into one and you go from crunchy topping, moist muffin base to smooth melted chocolate bits. Almond extract goes a long way to give rich flavor and compliment the toasted almonds pieces.”
P.S. Olia and I are back from vacation! You wouldn’t expect an exclamation mark after that statement. It’s a bit bittersweet. We were in Kauai for a week to be a part of my brother’s wedding. The food there…oh my goodness the food there. While we’re spoiled with some of the best food in the Bay Area, Kauai has it’s highlights too. You must try locally caught fresh poke-style ahi tuna. Imagine tuna or salmon caught just a couple days before, soaked in soy sauce and sesame. Tender, moist, raw and not the least bit fishy tasting, which is good.
While it’s a stunningly beautiful place and a well-deserved recharge, I’m also glad to be back in the kitchen, and in front the camera and a computer. You can read more about Kauai in my White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Orange Butter recipe.
A couple recipes posted while we were gone, and now I’m back in full swing. Keep an eye out for many more recipes, and at our normal twice a week schedule. Some upcoming ones include a turkey bacon sandwich with balsamic and brie, as well a skillet calzone, plus so many more in the queue. I’m glad to be back and appreciate all my readers!
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Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ½ cup 2% milk
- ¼ cup light olive oil, better for baking
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ cup fresh orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, sliced into small pieces
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
- View the instructions for these Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins here on Pastry Workshop.
Turkey bacon sandwich with balsamic and brie? Yes, please!
Thanks Rachel! I hope to have that posted next week.
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
Chocolate and Orange… oh, YUM!
Life With Lorelai
Yes indeed! Thanks Lorelai!
Denay DeGuzman says
Welcome back from vacation! These Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins look absolutely scrumptious. I’ll add this to my recipe file.
Thanks Denay! I’m honored to have made your recipe file. Hope you like them!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
These looks flaky and delicious! Your photos came out terrific!
Thanks so much for the compliment Sabrina! Much appreciated!
Matt Robinson says
These look seriously addicting. LOVE the flavors!
Thanks Matt! They are but I’ll negate any responsibility for causing such addiction.
These muffins look so delicious! Love the chocolate and orange combo!
Me too! Thanks Leah!
Lori Who Needs A Cape? says
The magic of Kauai and scrumptious muffins…I’m sold 🙂
Yes and yes. Thanks Lori!
Melanie @ Nutritious Eats says
These look perfect. I have been meaning to make some muffins for the kids for back-to-school afternoon snacks. I think these are the ones I should make!
Thanks Melanie! I’m sure they would love these and hope you do make them.
Chrissa - Physical Kitchness says
I LOVE the combo of orange and chocolate. These look REALLY good! What a great recipe!
Thanks so much Chrissa! Orange and dark chocolate are a lovely pairing!
Logan Cantrell says
These look so delicious and I love meals that take 30 minutes of less to make! This is perfect! We love to cook reakfast every Saturday, so I will be adding this to my list of recipes to try!
Thanks Logan! They are pretty quick for muffins. Weekends are always great for special breakfasts.