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Orange Almond Semolina Muffins

Almond Orange Semolina Cupcakes

  • Author: Cosette's Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 muffins 1x
  • Category: baked goods
  • Method: muffins
  • Cuisine: middle eastern


These are the perfect breakfast muffin, hearty and filling but also light and airy. Great for an afternoon coffee snack too!


  • 1/2 cup oil - any variety
  • 1/2 cup yogurt - see substitutions above
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • zest of 1 orange - or lemon
  • 3/4 cup almond flour - see substitutions above
  • 2/3 cup semolina flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water or vanilla

Glaze (optional)

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp fresh orange (or lemon) more as needed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin tin with 8 liners or grease with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl of a stand mixer or hand mixer, whisk together your oil, sugar, eggs, yogurt and orange zest for 2 minutes on high speed.
  3. Add in your flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt and finally your orange blossom water.
  4. Pour your batter in prepared muffin tin and bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick comes out clean and tops are slightly browned.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes in tin then remove and place on cooling rack.
  6. Top with glaze (optional) and nuts.

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