my jaffa muffins

Operation ‘no chocolate’ hasn’t been going too well here. Monday – I cracked open a block of milk  chocolate, it was so good and my fellow sweet tooths – Keira and Tillie – helped me out. Now it’s Thursday and I’m making muffins with choc chips. But these only have a little bit of chocolate so you can get your chocolate hit without going overboard. I bought a couple of cookbooks last week but I didn’t have half the ingredients for the choc orange muffins so winged it. And they were delicious. Super moist, not too sweet but when you eat them hot you get teeny tiny pockets of chocolate. Enough to keep me happy.

finished jaffa muffins

jaffa muffins
250g self raising flour
55g brown sugar
juice and rind of 1 orange
125g butter
50g creme fraiche/cream cheese
2 eggs
75g choc chips

Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Place strips of orange zest into your TM bowl and process for 10 seconds on  speed 9. Add in butter and sugar and cream on speed  5  for 30 seconds. Add in eggs and combine 10 seconds on speed 5. Then add in juice and flour and combine speed 6 for 15 seconds. Add in choc chips and creme fraiche and process on speed 3 for 15 seconds. Bake in paper cases for 20 minutes until lightly golden on top.

before the oven

If you don’t have a thermomix grate the rind and then juice the orange. Cream butter, sugar and rind together until light and creamy. Add in eggs and gently combine. Add in juice and creme fraiche and gently stir before adding in the sifted flour and lastly the choc chips. Be careful not to overmix when you combine it all together then divide into paper cases and bake for 20 minutes until golden on top.

finn sneaks a muffin in

The house smells like orange, we had a yummy morning tea and these were so tempting out of the oven that the twinnies little hands couldn’t wait .


  1. They look yummy. My wife arrived last night and she made dinner, a dip and down-to-earths whole orange cake:) Going to add these to the list to make for school lunches next week.

  2. They look yummy. Thanks for sharin recipe.

  3. These look wonderful. Love orange flavors!

  4. Oh yum, they sound so good. I can’t wait to have an oven again. Mine stopped working two months ago and I am missing being able to bake the odd goodie. The good news is, my new oven arrives on Tuesday, just have to get the kitchen installed first! Jacinta

  5. Ooooo stop it! I certainly don’t need any tempting to get stuck into chocolatey things. I’ve been a bit of a piggy of late and I’m regretting it big time when I go to put my jeans on :o/
    These look utterly scrumptious Corrie, thanks for sharing this recipe xo

  6. mmm those look delicious! i love muffins that rise just the perfect amount.

  7. These are fantastic! A HUGE hit with the kids. Thanks for the recipe :)

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