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Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins

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.

Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins recipe - www.platingpixels.com

“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.”

Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins recipe - www.platingpixels.com

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.

kauai vacation photo by matthew ivan

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

Decadent moist chocolate almond muffin with a flaky, crumb topping and melted chocolate bits.
Course Muffin
Cuisine American
Keyword easy chocolate muffins, easy chocolate orange muffins, easy dark chocolate muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 354kcal
Servings 12
Author: Matt Ivan
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  • 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

Crumb topping

  • 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


Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Orange Crumb Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 272mg8%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. 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!

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