Occasionally readers email me requests for recipes they would like to see on the blog. Sometimes it is for something I’ve never even heard of, but so often it seems that they ask for something I was already planning on making myself. That’s what happened with these orange muffins. I had just seen them while flipping through a cookbook and thought they sounded great, and maybe the next day I had an email requesting an orange muffin recipe. No problem, you got it! As an aside, I do not take requests such as, “I wish you would post more vegan recipes,” etc. Hi, I’m not vegan. Nothing against it and if I happen to make a vegan recipe, great, but this is not a vegan blog. There are plenty of great ones out there!
Anyway, back to the food. On the muffin spectrum, these land more on the side of “an excuse to eat cake for breakfast”, but hey, I’m not complaining. These muffins are just barely sweet with a bright, fresh orange flavor, a gorgeous tender crumb, and a slight tang from the sour cream. I think sour cream is a magical ingredient in baking, similar to buttermilk. I makes things fluffy and fabulous like these amazing scones, some truly awesome chocolate cake (soon to come), and now these muffins. A lovely way to start out the day.