Marmalade Muffins

**This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures

What does my little guy and Paddington Bear have in common? Can you guess by the muffins? Yep, that’s right, they both love marmalade.
Marmalade Muffins Real Food by Dad

These muffins are to celebrate Paddington 2  opening in theaters this Friday, January 12. We got caught up with the first one that was one of the most successful family films of all time. So naturally, when we found out there was second one, we purchased our tickets at to ensure we wouldn’t miss out on opening day.

Marmalade Muffins Real Food by Dad

My little guy, Connor, can hardly wait. He loves his Paddington bear. You can see below its been his wing man as he drives around the neighborhood in his 12-volt car. I’m sure if he could have Paddington accompany him to pre-school he would. But since he can’t, he’s never not in his sight at home.


Paddington Square

Who am I to dissuade him in any way, even when he insists that Paddington makes our family a party of 6 when we go out to dinner. He’s my last one, so I’m soaking in all the childhood happiness and magic with him.

And pssst . . . here’s a little sneak peek at Paddington 2:

Yield: Makes 8 muffins

Marmalade Muffins

Marmalade Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut shreds
  • zest of one large orange
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 orange juice
  • 4 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • Streusel
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted.


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees (yes, that high). Line a muffin pan with 8 paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, coconut, orange zest, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a second bowl whisk together sour cream, orange juice, vegetable oil egg. Add dry mixture to wet mixture and fold until just combined. Do not over mix.
  3. To make streusel topping: Stir together all ingredients.
  4. Fill muffin well a quarter way up, place about 1 1/2 teaspoon marmalade in the center, top with more batter until well is 3/4 of the filled. Top with streusel Repeat with remaining wells. Bake for 16-18 minutes.


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