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Aunt Betty's Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Aunt Betty's Blueberry Muffins Recipe

My Aunt Betty bakes many times each Christmas, but I look forward to these mouthwatering muffins the most. She gives me enough so that I can freeze and enjoy them for weeks. —Sheila Raleigh, Kechi, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:12 servings


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine oats and orange juice; let stand for 5 minutes. Beat in the egg, oil and sugar until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; stir into oat mixture just until moistened. Fold in blueberries.
  • 2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Serve warm. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 208 calories, 10g fat (1g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Aunt Betty's Blueberry Muffins

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Debglass11 User ID: 6300479 253118
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"These were great! Family loved them! The oatmeal and orange juice adds a nice touch. I did add an extra cup of blueberries since I had so many. Very moist muffins and simple to make. Wonderful breakfast treat - and don't forget the sugar cinnamon topping! I baked them at 375 degrees for 25 minutes and they were perfect. Thanks, Aunt Betty!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 5774466 249676
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"Absolutely love this recipe!!! I have made this dozens of times as written and then decided to vary the fruit and juice..... tried lemonade with fresh lemon zest and added raspberries. Another hit!! Thanks for sharing!!!!"

jeanemed User ID: 1512060 226582
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Excellent. Not a big blueberry fan but I loved these. So did my family. I especially like the oatmeal and the Orange juice. Really made the difference."

yuehching User ID: 224401 30658
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"My new favorite. Everyone loved these moist and tender muffins and asked for more. It?s a keeper."

LauraManning User ID: 968398 47810
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2013

"very good. also used 3/4 c. sugar."

kbartels User ID: 1129416 204299
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"I like to double or triple this recipe when blueberries are in season and then freeze the muffins. They are not overly sweet but taste wonderful."

shotguns1 User ID: 2365645 47798
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"did them just liek the recipe says and they were awesome ! A true muffin, crisp on the outside;moist, but light inside, not overly sweet. If you are looking for, cake in a cup, this is not your recipe. If you love a light muffin you will be pleased."

clforneris User ID: 5432692 47737
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"These were delicious, easy to make and a hit with my family. Would definitely make them again."

Dublin_1223 User ID: 5302296 86972
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"I'm always looking for a good homemade blueberry muffin recipe and I found it today! These are awesome! I am planning to take these on our next camping trip to share with my family! Great recipe, the orange juice adds a unique taste to them and the oatmeal keeps them moist, but not heavy or dry. Will definately make these again!"

bingobrilla User ID: 1040856 36558
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"I've tried many muffin recipes, but these are great. Love the cinnamon and sugar on top. My family loves them!"

janalamar User ID: 5849756 87333
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2011

"when i made this recipe the first time i had friends over and they went crazy over it and i became famous for makind the best blueberry muffin ever... it's just an amazing recipe... i bet nobody could say anything wrong about this one"

FBR User ID: 2213703 31937
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2011

"Very good. I used 3/4 cups of sugar after reading the reviews and omitted the cinnamon for the top but added the sugar on top. Wish I had the large sugar but didn't. These are very good."

Valley Kat User ID: 4619253 36547
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2011

"I like the fact that the batter is not overly sweet. It compliments the sugar/cinnamon topping. I added 1/2 Tbls. grated orange peel to the oat/oj mix to give it just a bit more of an orange flavor. Very tasty!"

HeidiWahlstrom User ID: 5205857 120447
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2010

"healthy for sure, but not as sweet as other recipes. Be sure to use topping from recipe."

lsanders31 User ID: 4454276 30704
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"Very tasty. Will make again."

KMiller62 User ID: 5070445 72888
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"Very easy. Very moist. My kids loved them."

ruthsblack User ID: 2148739 54512
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2010

"Love these!!!"

keloving User ID: 4400954 47736
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2009

"I was surprised at how much I liked this muffin. No butter or sour cream and some healthy goodness from orange juice and oats. Yummy!"

wolfwedge User ID: 2668406 72886
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2009

"this is a very good recipe and have made this recipe many times. you can also use a huckleberry instead of blueberry and come out very tasty as well."

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