orange chocolate mini muffins
  • (4 oz.) bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, finely
    chopped, divided
  • (6 Tbsp.) all-purpose flour
  • (1/4 tsp.) baking powder
  • (1/8 tsp.) baking soda
  • Salt
  • (1 large) egg white
  • (3 Tbsp.) light brown sugar
  • (3 Tbsp.) unsweetened applesauce
  • (2 tsp.) canola oil
  • (3/4 tsp.) orange extract
  • (1 1/2 tsp.) whole milk



Orange Chocolate Mini Muffins

Moist chocolate muffins flavored with orange and drizzled with chocolate icing.

Preparation Time

About 15 minutes

Cook Time

About 12 minutes


  1. 1Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a standard mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 2 1/2 oz. chocolate on High for 60 seconds. Stir, cook another 10 seconds at a time if needed, until melted.
  3. 3In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and a pinch of salt, set aside. In a medium bowl, beat egg white until fluffy.
  4. 4Stir in brown sugar, applesauce, 1 1/2 tsp. oil, orange extract and melted chocolate. Add dry ingredients, stir to combine.
  5. 5Divide evenly between muffin cups and bake 10 minutes, or until set. Cool in pan 3 minutes, transfer to
    wire rack.
  6. 6In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave 1 1/2 oz. chocolate, milk and 1/2 tsp. oil on High 30 seconds, or until melted. Stir, drizzle over mini muffins and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 3 muffins

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 257
  • Total Fat 14.7 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 34.8 g
  • Protein 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol — mg
  • Sodium 106 mg
  • Fiber 2.5 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Dessert

Recipe Subcategory: Muffins and Breads

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:

  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.