Mini Chocolate Orange Muffins with Dark Chocolate | DFM

Dark Chocolate Orange Mini Muffins


15 min.


15 min.

Serving Size

24 muffins

Whip up these tasty little muffins with ingredients you likely have on hand. The combination of chocolate and orange in a not-too-sweet muffin is sure to be a hit with the entire family.


  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each, baking soda and salt
  • 2/3 cup (150 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) melted butter
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) miniature chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Butter non-stick miniature muffin pans or line them with paper liners.
2. In a large bowl, combine all-purpose and whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine sugar and cocoa; gradually whisk in milk until blended. Whisk in egg, orange zest, orange juice, and butter. Pour over dry ingredients and sprinkle with chocolate chips; stir just until moistened.
3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan filling 24 deep or 36 shallow cups. Bake, in batches as necessary, for about 15 minutes or until the tops are firm to the touch. Cool in pan for five minutes and then transfer to rack to cool completely.


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  • Tip for kids: muffins are the perfect recipe to teach kids about proper measuring techniques with liquid dry measures as they’re more forgiving than some baked goods! Older kids can make them on their own from start to finish, and younger kids can help with supervision.