Italian Colomba Muffins Recipe

Italian Colomba Muffins Recipe

Desserts are the main course to an Easter dinner in this family. As much as we love the ham and potatoes, we always plan to save room for at least 2 plates of desserts minimum. Be sure to have your dessert table filled with the tastiest non-traditional and traditional dessert recipe ideas just like this Italian Colomba Muffins recipe. Made by the talented Franchesca of @breakthrukitchen, these muffins are the perfect Easter treat. She used her Larder & Vine Muffin Tins from our Ceramic Bakeware Set to bake them evenly for every bite. Keep reading to learn how to bake her fruity, Italian Colomba Muffins recipe.

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  • 2 baking sheets
  • 1 round pan
  • 1 square pan
  • 1 loaf pan
  • 1 deep roasting pan.

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Italian Colomba Muffins Recipe

Recipe Summary

Prep time

10 minutes

Cook time

30 minutes





Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg + 1 egg yolk

  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup yogurt
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • ½ cup candied orange pieces (optional)

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 egg white

  • 3 tablespoons almond flour

  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar + extra for sprinkling

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • Almonds, for topping

Recipe Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Grease muffin tin and set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir until well combined.

3. In another bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, egg, egg yolk, milk, yogurt, orange zest, and lemon zest.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. If using, fold in the candied orange pieces gently into the batter.

5. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin tins, filling each space about ⅔ full. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

6. While the muffins are baking, prepare the glaze. In a small bowl, mix together the egg white, almond flour, powdered sugar, and water until smooth.

7. Once the muffins are done baking, remove them from the oven and let them cool slightly in the pan for a few minutes.

8. Carefully remove the muffins from the tin and place them on a wire rack.

9. Using a pastry brush or spoon, generously coat the tops of the muffins with the glaze mixture.

10. Return the muffins to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the glaze is set and the muffins are golden brown.

11. Sprinkle additional powdered sugar over the glazed muffins for an extra sweet touch.

12. Allow the muffins to cool completely on the wire rack before serving.