Cheery Clementine Muffins Recipe

This cheery clementine muffins recipe packs some serious citrus and orange flavor. With a delicious crumb almost like an orange cake, these muffins are delicious as a  treat for lunchboxes, as an after-school snack, or a delicious breakfast treat.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, breakfast, clementine, fruit, lunchbox, muffin, snack
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 158 kcal
Author On My Kids Plate


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • .25 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • .5 Teaspoon Salt
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter Melted
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract Use real vanilla if possible
  • .5 Cup Sugar
  • .75 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Large Egg Beaten
  • 3 Darling Clementines Zested
  • 3 Darling Clementines –Segments blended smooth You can use the same three as above
  • 3 Tablespoons Mini Chocolate Chips- Optional


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In a big bowl, start by mixing together your flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt with a spatula. Set to the side.

  3. In a medium sized bowl melt your butter. Then add your vanilla extract, sugar, greek yogurt and beaten egg. Cream together your ingredients, adding air to your batter as you mix. Using a whisk at this step can help.

  4. Zest the outside of three clementines and add the zest to your wet ingredients. Mix!

  5. Remove the clementine segments from the skin. (The same clementines you zested works!) Take care to remove the white strings in the middle and any stuck to the outside. Unlike other citrus, darling clementines are pretty easy to peel.

  6. Add the blended clementines to the wet ingredients and mix. Batter will be thick.

  7. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and blend well with a spatula.

  8. Fill muffins all the way to the top with batter, dividing it evenly among the muffins.

  9. Bake muffins in the oven for 10-13 minutes, or until when pricking with a toothpick no batter clings to the toothpick.