My Orange Breakfast Puffs Can Sweeten a Day and Mood for a Great Start

 orange breakfast puffs

My orange breakfast puffs recipe is an ideal morning treat to add to your breakfast table or to enjoy when you want a quick sweet snack that doesn’t take much work or time. I would describe these little quick breaks in between a scone and a cookie rolled in cinnamon-orange sugar that are perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth instead of resorting to higher calorie sweets.

These little breakfast puffs really are the best eaten the same day, but you pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds or so, depending how many are left to refreshen them up.

Usually, I call upon this recipe when I have oranges on hand for the fresh orange zest. The orange zest combined with the cinnamon and sugar manages to create such perfect harmony with how the spice note flatter the citrus flavor.

Another nice thing about it is this is a wonderful recipe to keep posted to your refrigerator when you need to make a sweet for the family, friends or unexpected guests or relatives from out-of-town staying during the holidays in a hurry. Your guests will be impressed when you pull out a tray of these puffs and assume you worked so extra hard on their behalf.

Even the aroma is festive and delicious. The delectable scent of these orange breakfast puffs baking fills your home with such a welcoming aroma that is just as inviting as it wafts through each room spreading their scrumptious goodness.

When you have oranges in your refrigerator and want more double duty out of them, I also suggest trying my Orange Scones recipe.  These also are so very good.

Orange Breakfast Puffs 

Orange Breakfast Puffs

My orange breakfast puffs recipe is an ideal morning treat to add to your breakfast table or to enjoy when you want a quick sweet snack that is between a scone and a cookie.

Course: Quick Breads, snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange breakfast puffs, sweet quick bread recipes
Author: Mary Balandiat
  • 2 cups of sifted flour
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder (leveled)
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ cups of raisins
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cups of milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  1. Grease your cookie sheet or other baking pan and preheat your oven to 375-degrees.

  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, 1/3 cup of the sugar, and nutmeg in a mixing bowl.

  3. Stir in the egg, oil, and vanilla next.

  4. Add the raisins last and incorporate into the dough mixture.

  5. Roll the dough into balls. If the dough is sticky, here is a secret trick. Grease your hands with a little oil helps the dough from sticking. You can make these as big or small as you want before sprinkling or rolling them in the cinnamon-orange sugar.

  6. Bake at a 375-degrees for about 12-15 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a toothpick, cake tester or slender knife or just inspect the bottom to see if it is lightly browned.


Recipe Notes

Cinnamon-Orange Sugar:

1/3 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of grated orange rind (2 oranges)
3/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

To Prepare the Cinnamon-Orange Sugar: Grate the oranges and add the zest, the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and the cinnamon and combine for the topping.



  1. rochelle haynes
    November 19, 2018 / 6:21 am

    Looking good and tasty

  2. Lynne B
    November 19, 2018 / 9:38 am

    I love that you used orange zest. This is one I’m definitely going to try.

    • nuts4stuff
      November 19, 2018 / 3:24 pm

      I bought a zester at William Sonama and use that gadget all the time. I love my lemon zester.

  3. tat2gurlzrock
    November 19, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    These sound delicious. Thanks for sharing. I pinned it 🙂

  4. November 19, 2018 / 2:41 pm

    These look and sound delicious! I will be trying them for sure!

  5. ellen beck
    November 19, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    These sound interesting. I wouldn’t’ have thought to put orange and cinnamon together. I bet your house smelled great when these were baking!

  6. November 27, 2018 / 9:58 am

    These look so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe 🙂

  7. gloria patterson
    February 16, 2019 / 3:20 pm

    These look and sound so good……………. I need to check and see what I have to make if not go to the store

  8. gloria patterson
    March 2, 2019 / 2:52 pm

    This looks so good would love to have a batch of these. I might have to give in and buy some flour and make these. LOL WHEN I READ THIS – here is a secret trick. Grease your hands with a little oil helps the dough from sticking Watching CHOPS on TV last night and this is a tip would of the chefs gave.

    • nuts4stuff
      March 2, 2019 / 3:05 pm

      Greasing the hands first with oil helps when you make homemade noodle dough.

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