Orange Tea Cake Muffins

Love muffins? Then why not give our Orange Tea Cake Muffins recipe a try today! They are deliciously healthy sugar free and gluten free muffins that will delight your tastebuds.

They are perfect for breakfast or as a mid morning or afternoon snack.  Use organic oranges for this sugar and gluten free muffin recipe if possible as we use the whole orange, including the skin. The nutritious peel has over 200% more fibre and more Vitamin C than the flesh of the fruit.

Orange Tea Cake Muffins

Sugar Free and Gluten Free

Makes 18 mini muffins


  • 250g whole orange, unpeeled
  • 100g Perfect Sweet® xylitol 
  • 250g almond meal

  • 4 X-large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon gluten free baking powder


  1. Cook the orange in a saucepan of boiling water for 1 hour until tender. Drain and cool. Halve and remove seeds. Do not remove the skin. 

  2. Preheat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced.  Brush a 18 x 30ml mini muffin pan with butter or oil to grease.
  3. Use a food processor to puree unpeeled orange and xylitol. Add almond meal, eggs and gluten free baking powder and process until combined. 

  4. Spoon into prepared mini muffin pans and bake for 20 minutes until cooked or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.  Cool in pan.

RECIPE TIP: Do not overcook the muffins, as they should be moist.

And that’s it! Not much is needed for this deliciously healthy sugar free and gluten free orange tea cake muffins recipe. Enjoy!