I love family gatherings during the holidays because of all of the great food…and the company, of course. One of my favorites when I was younger were the orange rolls that Grandma Marie would make. They are still a favorite, but they take some time and effort and I would be the one making them now. I made these orange donut muffins last year and I really think they might be my new orange roll.
These orange donut muffins have a texture like a moist cake donut, with a hint of orange flavoring. You can swap the orange for other flavorings too though! Lemon, lime, cinnamon, or whatever else you want to try!
The batter doesn’t take long to whip up. I just needed to grab two oranges and a half pint of buttermilk from the store and I was good to go. I usually get 14 or 15 muffins from a batch.
By the way, if you keep the Saco Powdered Buttermilk on hand, it will work well in baked goods like these donut muffins.
I just used a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop up the muffin batter. But if you have a 4 Tbsp or 2 oz scoop, it would be perfect for muffins! I love how these donut muffins bake up into a perfect dome.
The glaze is simple and flavorful. Just use some of the juice from one of the zested oranges, melted butter, powdered sugar, and orange zest. Whisk it together nice and smooth and dip the muffin tops right in there!
I’ve had this little ZestNest for a little over a year now. It has been great!