Orange-Spiced Muffins


Moist, orange flavored muffins–dairy-free and delicious!


  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 heaping Tbs ground flax seed
  • 1 Tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 Tbs orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract (increase to 1/2 tsp if using regular milk)

Whisk together the flour, flax seed, baking powder, and salt. In a saucepan, heat the coconut oil until melted. Stir in the almond milk, sucanat, and honey. Stir until combined. The mixture should be warm to touch (not hot). In a large bowl, combine the heated coconut mixture with the applesauce, orange zest, and vanilla. Mix until combined. Mix in the dry ingredients. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin liners. Divide the batter evenly in the muffin cups. Now make the topping:


  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbs flaked coconut
  • 2 Tbs sucanat (or brown sugar)
  • 1 Tbs melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tbs orange zest

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of the muffins. Lightly press the topping into the batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 18 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm or cooled.

Makes 1 dozen muffins

From Blog of Joy

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