These muffins are one of my absolute favorites — my mom used to make them for us growing up, and I would sample as many oranges out of the can as she could spare.
I also made the batter before realizing I hadn’t replaced my ruined muffin tins….so mini loaves of bread was the result.

It was also my second attempt at Gluten Free baking–the first were these amazing barsso here is the recipe!  I’ve added what I did to make them gluten free–I’ll probably continue tweaking it as I learn more. 

Mandarin Orange Muffins | Gluten Free

Childhood favorite made gluten free. Cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg bring a warm spice to these muffins. Sure to be a favorite for children and adults alike! 

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author kacia


  • 1 can mandarin orange segments 11 ounces
  • cups flour {I used 2/3 cup all purpose gluten free flour 1/3 cup oat flour, 1/2 rice flour}
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ cup sugar with ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • ¼ cup milk


  1. Drain mandarin oranges. (Save juice and add to batter if too dry.)

  2. Add flour and all dry ingredients

  3. Cut in butter.

  4. Combine egg and milk, and add all at once.

  5. Mix just until flour is moistened.

  6. Add oranges, mix lightly.

  7. Spoon into greased muffin pan (3/4 full).

  8. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon/sugar.

  9. Bake at 350o for 20-25 minutes

  10. Enjoy!




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