Orange Brunch Muffins

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 18 muffins


A drizzle of white chocolate on top gives these Orange Brunch Muffins just the right amount of sweetness to make them a true treat. Serve them for a quick morning bite or pass them around as an appetizer for a hearty brunch.


  • 3 cups all-purpose baking mix
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Premier White Morsels, divided
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts or walnuts


PREHEAT oven to 375º F. Grease or paper-line 18 muffin cups.

COMBINE baking mix, flour and sugar in large bowl. Add eggs, yogurt, juice and orange peel; stir just until blended. Stir in 1 1/3 cups morsels. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full. Sprinkle with nuts.

BAKE for 18 to 22 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool slightly.

MICROWAVE remaining 1/3 cup morsels in small, heavy-duty plastic bag on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 1 minute; knead. Microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, kneading until smooth. Cut tiny corner from bag; squeeze to drizzle over muffins. Serve warm.

Orange Brunch Muffins

by V. Vicki , West Fargo, ND on May. 2010

Look very good. I plan on making them for Mother's Day brunch.


by O. OLGA , ARLINGTON, VA on Apr. 2010


Hubby will love this

by B. Brenda , Buford, GA on Mar. 2010

I'm planning on making this one for my hubby because he loves every thing that has orange in it, and I've got some beautiful oranges I want to use in something wonderful.

Nice Change

by J. JUDY , Williamsburg, IA on Feb. 2010

I tried this recipe and the family loved it. I changed the recipe to add 1/2 tsp orange extract and used mini choc chips with the white chips. Very good Thanks for the recipe.


by N. Nancy , on Feb. 2010


Orange Brunch Muffins

by B. Becky , Warrensburg, MO on Jun. 2008

I made this recipe for Mother's Day at church. The flavor was good, however, the texture was more like a biscuit than a muffin.

Light and rephesing muffin

by J. John , PARKERSBURG, WV on Oct. 2007

Very light hint of orange. I also think you could put all the chips in the batter and then put a power sugar and oj glaze on it. I'm wondering what milk chocolate chips would taste like . Orange and chocolate goes together. Thank you Nestle for a wonderful recipe. All that I have tried I have been very well impressed.

orange brunch muffins

by S. Sherri , IRON RIVER, MI on Oct. 2007

I love trying new recipes. These were delicious. My family loved them and they also went over really well when I made them for a bake sale. I will definately make these again!

Orange Brunch Muffins

by W. WENDY , LITTLE YORK, NY on Sep. 2007

These were tasty warm or cold and the kids loved them.

Great Muffins

by D. Debbi , BELMONT, ON on Jul. 2007

I made these muffins for the first time and they are delicious. My family really loves them. Thanks so much for this great recipe.