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Contest-Winning Orange Blueberry Muffins

 Contest-Winning Orange Blueberry Muffins
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.
18 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine the topping
  • ingredients; sprinkle over batter.
  • Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near

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Contest-Winning Orange Blueberry Muffins (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from
  • pans to wire racks. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
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.