Jaffa Mini Muffins

Hey Guys,

So after wondering what I could make for my little Ruby’s first day at kindy I wanted something that she would eat and also something healthy, I got to the kitchen to discover firstly that it was high time i actually went to the supermarket. Secondly we had heaps of oranges so I thought Jaffa it was! This recipe made about 36 mini muffins and if you wrap them into serves of 2 or 3 and freeze they make a perfect mid morning snack that you can grab straight from the freezer in the morning.



Rind of one orange

200g Raw Sugar

100g Butter

220g Plain Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

2 Eggs

170g Milk

30g Cacao Powder



  1. Add raw sugar and orange peel into TM and blitz on speed 9 for 30 seconds.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients and mix at speed 5 for 30 seconds. Scrape sides and mix again if required.
  3. Fill mini muffin or muffin tray 3/4’s full with mixture and bake at 180 degrees. 10 – 12 minutes for the mini muffin size.
  4. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.


  • I did not use patty cases for the muffins as I have a kindy aged school goer so I figured to do away with the paper would be easier for her.
  • Adjust the cooking time if making larger muffins.
  • You could ice these with a nice orange icing. I didn’t bother for school lunches and freezing but if I was to make them again I would definitely do an orange butter cream icing.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • I have used Cacao powder as I prefer to use it but you can substitute for coco powder.


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2 Responses to “Jaffa Mini Muffins”

  1. February 3, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

    Was just wondering what to cook the kiddies for afternoon tea, so your post was great timing! Off to give these a go. Thanks Cass!

  2. monica
    February 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm #

    I made them this morning and I think there is 3 left. They were a hit for mornign tea with the kids and adults that were here. My brother thought they were full of jaffa’s. They are very yummy and so easy and quick to make….will def now become a staple muffin in our house. Thanks so much for the idea. We love them x

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