Blueberry Orange Muffins

I cannot get enough of blueberries lately. It doesn't hurt that they are selling at incredible prices right now in the grocery stores too. I had another large pint aching to be eaten and today I was craving a muffin for breakfast. That craving led me to this glorious recipe and in turn, a perfect Friday morning breakfast. I had a fresh muffin within 1/2 hr from start to finish.

Most people add lemon zest to blueberry baked goods and hey, I am not knocking it at all. But sometimes switching things up a bit can add a fantastic fresh take on things. Today was one of those days. Instead of lemon zest I added the zest of an orange. A wonderful flavor enhancer when paired with plump and juicy blueberries.

To top these off, I sprinkled 1/4 teaspoon of granulated sugar on each one right before baking. The result is a golden and crunchy topping that is absolutely delicious.

So let's get started!

adapted source recipe: Family Circle, Ultimate Comfort Food Cookbook


2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar plus more for topping muffins before baking
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil (canola works well - stick with a neutral flavor)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
1 cup fresh blueberries


LINE muffin tin with paper liners. This recipe makes 12 regular sized muffins

IN LARGE BOWL, whisk together first 7 dry ingredients
IN MEDIUM BOWL, whisk together remaining ingredients except blueberries
FOLD wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until combined
GENTLY fold in blueberries
FILL LINERS to top with batter
SPRINKLE 1/4 teaspoon of granulated sugar over top of each muffin

BAKE 23 minutes. Toothpick inserted in center should come out clean
COOL in pan 5 minutes
REMOVE and cool completely on cooling rack


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  1. AnonymousJune 17, 2011

    I love your paper linners! They're beautiful! And your recipe sounds delicious

  2. Sounds delicious! I love blueberry and lemon.... pairing blueberries and orange sounds just divine!

  3. beautiful delicious muffins
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  4. They look great! I just added orange and blueberries to a jam I made, very nice flavor combo:@)

  5. Linda....these look devine!! I've done bb & lemon plenty of times but never thought of orange. These will be the Sunday morning muffins at our house this week :)


  6. Love that you added orange into these sweet blueberry muffins.

  7. Beautiful and perfect! I'd like to try them with that orange zest added. I'll bet it's delicious! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  8. I just made these and OMG. I'm not sure I'll ever make "regular" blueberry muffins again. I added a little bit of fresh squeezed orange juice along with the zest in the batter and then some more on top of the muffins with the sugar to really up the orange flavor. They're delicious. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  9. They look moist and yummy. Can't wait for our blueberry season to come!

  10. These muffins sound wonderful and your pictures are just gorgeous! Having all the blueberries on sale is just awesome :) I'm your newest follower. Also, I host a recipe spotlight where you can show off your recipes every Wednesday and I'd love for you to come by :)

  11. AnonymousJune 19, 2011

    These muffins look delicious! I too am enjoying all of the fresh blueberries that are available right now!

  12. Yum!! Thanks for sharing this at Savory Sundays! It looks great!!


Thank you for your comments!

Linda @ Lemon Drop