The Pioneer Woman’s Good Morning Muffin Recipe Will Start Your Day Off Right


Mornings are hard. I’m not a morning person by nature, but I’ve learned how to coax myself into getting out of bed in the morning without complaint. If I smell coffee, the chances of me getting out of bed are much higher. If I know there’s a tasty breakfast waiting for me, it’s pretty much a guarantee.

The Pioneer Woman‘s “Good Morning Muffin” recipe pairs perfectly with a hot cup of coffee. Whip these up on a Sunday night and enjoy them for the rest of the week!

The Pioneer Woman’s Good Morning Muffin Recipe:


Muffin Batter:

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Generous 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 to 2 cups sweet orange marmalade (use 2 cups if you like the bitter marmalade taste, less if you don’t)
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Wheat germ, for sprinkling
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. For the batter, sift together flour, granulated sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl, and use a pastry cutter to mix in the butter and shortening.
  2. Mix marmalade, orange juice and vanilla in a bowl, then pour the mixture into the bowl with the flour.
  3. Pour the eggs into the bowl and mix everything together gently.
  4. Fill your muffin tins with the batter.
  5. For the topping, mix the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, salt and nutmeg in a small bowl. Sprinkle a teaspoon of this mixture onto each muffin batter, then sprinkle wheat germ over the top for extra crunch.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until cooked through.