Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze

Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins drizzled with a decadent glaze!

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

Believe me when I tell you that these are no ordinary muffins. That’s what I thought when I was watching them bake in the oven but boy was I wrong.

These babies are incredibly fluffy and moist from the sour cream, and they are packed with such bold orange flavor thanks to the copious amounts of orange zest and freshly squeezed orange juice. The zesty orange glaze just punches even more fresh orange flavor, giving you that nice sweetness in every bite. Even Jason, Mr. Non-Muffin Lover, loved these, and that says a whole lot!

So here’s how you make these awesome muffins:

Let’s start with the dry ingredients.

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

Then the wet – butter, sour cream, egg, orange juice and orange zest.

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

Pour the wet into the dry and give it a good stir, being careful not to overwork the batter.

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

Then we’ll pop them into the oven for about 16-18 minutes, letting them cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes.

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

You can definitely serve them as is…

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

or you can make the zesty orange glaze…

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

and dip the muffin crowns into this awesome pool of orangey-sugary-goodness.

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze - Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins with a decadent glaze!

Orange Sour Cream Muffins with Zesty Orange Glaze

Start your mornings off right with these refreshing muffins drizzled with a decadent glaze!

4.83 stars (18 ratings)
20 minutes20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Zest of 1 orange

For the Zesty Orange Glaze

  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together butter, sour cream, egg, orange juice and orange zest. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  4. Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Place into oven and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, orange juice and orange zest. Whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thin, add more confectioners’ sugar as needed.
  6. When the muffins are done, cool for 10 minutes and dip the muffin crown into the glaze.
  7. Allow glaze to set before serving.

Adapted from Taste of Home and Annie’s Eats.

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