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Orange Blueberry Muffins

 Orange Blueberry Muffins
I got this recipe years ago, and it is still a family favorite. Blueberries are grown right here in the Midwest, and they have a delicious flavor. As an added bonus, not only are these muffins tasty, they're nutritious, too!
24 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Combine the oatmeal and orange juice; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and
  • soda. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add
  • oatmeal mixture, oil and eggs. Stir just until ingredients are
  • moistened. Carefully fold in berries and orange peel.
  • Fill greased muffin cups three-fourths full. Combine walnuts, sugar
  • and cinnamon. Sprinkle over top. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or

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Orange Blueberry Muffins (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve
  • warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
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.