Contest-Winning Orange Blueberry Muffins Recipe
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Contest-Winning Orange Blueberry Muffins Recipe

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With their refreshing blend of citrus and blueberry flavors, these tender muffins are perfect for breakfast or a snack. My mother and husband really enjoy the sweet nut topping on these treats.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine oats and orange juice. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Combine the oil, eggs and oat mixture; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in blueberries and orange peel.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine the topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  3. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.
Originally published as Orange Blueberry Muffins in Country Woman May/June 2004, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 304 calories, 15 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 8, 2011

"My whole family loved these! They were very flavorful and moist. I used 1/2 the orange juice called for (only had 1 orange) and used buttermilk for the rest of the liquid. They were perfect."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2008

"The only thing I could recommend after looking at the recipe which certainly contains enough orange zest and juice would be to add some vanilla extract. I think this adds to most any baking recipe. I guess another extract could also be used, e.g. lemon, etc., depending on your taste buds."

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Reviewed Jul. 14, 2008

"Made these muffins this morning; they need something (perhaps more orange peel?) to inhance the taste. They are so bland. Anyone else feel this way?"

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