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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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 dozen


  • 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 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • 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 zest.
  • 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 in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 304 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • erinshea1982
    Jan 10, 2015

    We loved this recipe! The oats really add a lot of body to the muffins! And the citrus really brightens it up !

  • jenilovesdaisies
    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.

  • ToniHudson
    Jun 22, 2009

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  • TriainAtlanta
    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.

  • vermonttaxlady
    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?

  • Monarchsmomma
    Jun 10, 2008

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  • Kris Countryman
    Jul 27, 2007

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