Muffin with almond flakes in blue paper case, with another muffin in background and halved blood orange to left.

Healthy Blood Orange Muffins with Chocolate Chips

These semi-sweet Blood Orange Muffins use seasonal fruit and make a delicious healthy breakfast or snack.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine International
Keyword blood oranges, muffins
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 muffins
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 3 blood oranges
  • 3/5 cup flour a little more than 1/2 cup but less than 2/3 cup
  • 1/2 cup ground almonds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil I used rapeseed
  • 1/2 cup semi-skimmed milk
  • 60 g dark chocolate chips
  • Almond flakes for sprinkling on top


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 200 C/ gas mark 6. Line a 6-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  • Combine the flour, ground almonds and baking powder, stir thoroughly using a whisk and set aside.
  • To peel the oranges cut both ends off and place, one end down, on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife shave the peel off downwards all the way around, making sure you also remove the thin white skin around the orange.  Chop into chunks, stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar and set aside.
  • Whisk together the egg, 2 tablespoons of sugar and oil. Add the milk and stir well. Add the flour mixture all at once and stir a little. Add the orange pieces, chocolate chips and continue stirring until the dry ingredients are no longer visible (don't overstir).
  • Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases, sprinkle with almond flakes and bake for 27 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the muffins from the tin and place on a cooling rack.