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an earl grey muffin split in half on a small white plate with some slices of orange to the side

Orange Earl Grey Muffins

These Orange Earl Grey Muffins are a delicious and healthy option for breakfast, snacks, or afternoon tea. Sweetened with honey, made with whole-grain flour, and studded with millet, the Earl Grey tea and orange zest add a delicate flavour to this healthy muffin recipe that you're sure to love. 
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Earl Grey Muffins
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 193kcal



  • ½ cup millet toasted
  • ¼ cup butter
  • cup honey
  • 2 earl grey tea bags or 2 teaspoon ground earl grey tea
  • 1 cup plain, full-fat yoghurt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1 Tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup spelt flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 190°C / 375°F. Brush muffin tins with butter and set aside.
  • Set a small skillet over medium heat and pour ½ cup millet in it. Allow it to toast, stirring frequently, until it has become lightly browned and is fragrant. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Combine ¼ cup butter, ⅓ cup honey, and tea from two Earl Grey tea bags in a small sauce pan. Set over medium heat until the butter is just melted. Whisk together and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl mix 1 cup yogurt, 1 large egg, ¼ cup orange juice, and 1 tablespoon orange zest together.
  • Add the slightly cooled butter mixture and whisk well to combine everything.
  • Add 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup spelt or whole wheat flour, 1 ½ teaspoons of baking soda, and ½ teaspoon salt directly on top of the wet mix.
  • Use a fork to light mix the dry ingredients together, and then mix down into the wet mix until just combined.
  • Add the toasted millet to the bowl, and mix to combine.
  • Spoon the muffin mixture into 12 prepared muffin tins.
  • Bake for 20 - 25 minutes. Muffins should be puffed up and golden. Pop out of the tins and cool resting on their sides.
  • Serve warm, or room temperature.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only.
  • What's the best tea for baking with? Tea from tea bags is usually ground quite finely as well, which makes it ideal for baking with. If good quality loose-leaf tea is what you have on hand, you can totally still use it. Just be sure to grind it up finely before adding it to the muffin mix. 
  • Can you freeze Earl Grey muffins? You sure can! To freeze muffins, simply cool completely and then toss into a freezer bag, and then into the freezer. Frozen muffins will last for about 3 months. 


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg