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Blueberry-Orange Muffins Recipe
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Blueberry-Orange Muffins Recipe

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This recipe was given to me some time ago, and I've used it often since. In fact, it's so good that it won first prize at a county fair! Blueberries are plentiful here in the Midwest, and this is a delicious way to prepare them.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 to 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 228 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  1. Mix oats, orange juice and zest; blend in oil and eggs; set aside. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add oat mixture; mix lightly. Fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin tins, filling two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  2. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. Cool for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: 24 large muffins.
Originally published as Blueberry-Orange Muffins in Country Extra July 1990, p49

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 228 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 200 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"Great recipe. They are delicious and nutritious. Everyone loved them. This is definitely a keeper"

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2014

"My muffins are baking now! :) I Only have rolled oats, but I had a can of orange juice concentrate . It yielded 1 1/2 cups liquid when defrosted, so I just used that figuring the extra liquid will help process the less processed oats *hopefully fingers crossed*. I also chose to use allspice vs cinnamon just cause I like it better & have kinda been obsessed lately. ...& apparently I left out the baking soda...joys of parenting a toddler :) Lets hope they turn out as amazin as they smell :)

update: they taste great! wouldn't even know I forgot the baking soda :) Made 24 muffins & 1 small loaf."

Reviewed Jul. 6, 2014

"Absolutely delicious! I was looking for an orange quick bread recipe to make for Sunday breakfast & saw this one. Since I had blueberries on hand that I needed to use up, I made these! Got rave reviews from the whole family, even the non-berry lovers. The only thing I omitted was the nuts in the topping. Didn't have any on hand. They were perfect without them! Will definitely make often!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"Very flavorful and moist. I used fresh orange from our tree. This will be my go to recipe for blueberry muffins. It makes alot, so I freeze most for later."

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