(Orange Muffins Recipe) Tangerine and Marzipan Muffins

Christmas muffins

  • makes 12
  • Easy

These tangerine and marzipan Christmas muffins are easy to make and ready in under an hour - serve with an afternoon cup of tea or for an indulgent weekend breakfast.


Try these tangerine and marzipan muffins then check out our Christmas cupcakes, stollenpanettone and more Christmas baking recipes.



  • self-raising flour 200g
  • bicarbonate of soda ½ tsp
  • ground almonds 50g
  • golden caster sugar 75g
  • flaked almonds 60g
  • marzipan 50g, chopped into small pieces
  • eggs 2, beaten
  • yogurt 150ml
  • tangerines 4 zested, 2 juiced
  • rapeseed oil 75ml
  • icing sugar for the glaze


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl, then stir in the ground almonds, sugar, flaked almonds and marzipan.Add the beaten eggs, yogurt, tangerine zest and oil, and stir until the mixture is jut combined. It doesn’t matter if the mixture looks a bit lumpy, don’t overmix or the muffins will turn out tough.

  • Step 2

    Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Mix the tangerine juice with a little icing sugar to make a glaze and spoon a little over each muffin.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 237
  • Fat 18.4g
  • Saturates 1.4g
  • Carbs 22.8g
  • Fibre 0.7g
  • Protein 6g
  • Salt 0.3g