Oat and Carrot “Marmalade” Muffins with Orange Glaze

I like this carrot jam and make it often. This is not the marmalade, but its intense citrus flavor and the texture reminiscent to orange peel always fool everyone. If you are not very exciting about making the carrot jam, but want to give these muffins a try, any marmalade (homemade or store-bought) should do the trick just as well. To be honest, I was basically throwing whatever I had on hand (carrot jam it was) into my mixing bowl. Nevertheless, the muffins turned out perfect.

Makes 12 regular size muffins

For the muffins:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 oz (½ cup) carrot “marmalade” (warm it slightly if it was refrigerated)
  • ½ cup whole fat yogurt
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of ½ orange (reserve juice for glaze)

For the glaze:

  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • About 1 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • A drop orange oil or 1/8 tsp pure orange extract

Make the muffins:

Center an oven rack and preheat the oven to 375F. Line 12 muffin molds with parchment paper liners.

In a large bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients to combine. In another bowl, whisk well (use the same whisk) the wet ingredients and orange zest. Pour over the flour mixture and mix just to combine. Do not overmix. The muffin batter should be lumpy. Divide between the prepared muffin molds and bake for about 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly browned and a cake tester inserted into a center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes on a rack, then unmold and cool completely before glazing.

Make the glaze:

In a small bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, orange juice, and orange oil. Whisk until smooth and piping consistency. Transfer into a small Ziploc bag, snip one corner and drizzle over the muffins’ tops.

The batter can also be baked in a loaf pan (8×4-inch). Bake at 350F for about 45-50 minutes.

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19 Responses to “Oat and Carrot “Marmalade” Muffins with Orange Glaze”

  1. Those muffins are wonderful!



  2. this is what you get when you throw random things into your mixing bowl? you’re either really lucky or a baking goddess. :)

  3. These look great and relatively healthy too. I bet this recipe would be great with your pear jam, too.

  4. Cant wait to try these, absolutely delicious, well done!

  5. Hi, this is Maria and I’m from Barcelona, Spain!! I like carrots but I just tried it with salty recipes like soup!! Good job with this muffins!! I’ll write them in my TO DO LIST!! Cheers!!

  6. Mmm, the muffins look good. I’ve never thought of carrot jam though. Must try them next time I want a new muffin recipe.

  7. What a cute little dish to go along w/ the muffins!

  8. Oh I love them Vera … they’re gorgeous! NICE!!

  9. Lovely! I am very excited about a recipe for carrot jam, who would have thought!

  10. Ooh… I love the idea of carrot jam. And, what’s even better is I will have a tasty muffin recipe to try after I make it. :)

  11. Mmmmmm carrot jam!? Fantastic! Such a creative and delicious looking recipe!

  12. Not excited to make carrot jam? Surely you jest. What a fabulous idea.

  13. Wonderful Vera. Given the ingredients, this sounds like a muffin that isn’t too sweet but is packed with citrus flavor. Yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  14. Wow! I love this muffins..I am going to do the carrot jam this evening!!
    Pictures are beautiful!

  15. These look yummy – so hearty and wholesome

  16. Ooooo – carrot jam, that sounds amazing. And I love these muffins! I have a cup of coffee here, would love one to go with it!

  17. You did a fantastic job with this.I bet this tastes as wonderful as it looks.

  18. Thank you, everyone, for such lovely comments! I greatly appreciate it!

  19. I love marmalade so this would go over well in my house.

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