Orange Berry Muffins

 

Orange Berry Muffins exploding with plump blueberries and a hint of oranges are super easy to make. You can even make these scrumptious muffins year round using fresh or frozen blueberries. No need to thaw the frozen berries, just throw them into the batter and you are ready to go! Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, I like to throw them into my cereal, oatmeal, even salads. These muffins are moist, delicious, and the perfect way to start your day. Make a batch of these this weekend and I promise you won’t be disappointed. :)

Orange Berry Muffins

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Ingredients:

  • Grated zest and juice of one orange
  • About 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking power
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen (not thawed)
  • Turbinado sugar, for topping
Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line muffin cups with muffin liners or spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a two cup glass measuring cup, add the orange juice and enough buttermilk to make 1 cup. Whisk in the eggs, honey, and melted butter.
  3. In a large bowl, rub the orange zest and sugar together with your fingers. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gently stir the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
  4. Divide batter equally among prepared muffin cups. Top the muffins with turbinado sugar. Bake until muffin tops are golden and springy to the touch, 20 to 24 minutes, rotating halfway through baking time. Cool muffins in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool 5 minutes before serving.

Source: Baking: From My Home to Yours


22 Responses to “Orange Berry Muffins”

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    Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow — April 5, 2011 @ 8:02 am

    Yum! Those look so delicious! You have got me craving muffins!

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    jenna laughs — April 5, 2011 @ 8:13 am

    Look at the blueberries running down the side. Oh my goodness – YUM!

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    freshandfoodie — April 5, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    Love the idea of the buttermilk and orange in these muffins — a great way to give them a little extra punch of flavor. Nice recipe!

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    Nicole@HeatOvenTo350 — April 5, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    Orange and blueberry sound so good together. Just looking at this makes me feel like I can tackle the morning. They’re gorgeous.

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos — April 5, 2011 @ 10:29 am

    ahhhh looks wonderful!!! i love berry muffins. i found you on FB!! i just started one too!!!

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    Jenny — April 5, 2011 @ 11:21 am

    Those muffins look wonderful. :D So spring like with the orange zest

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 5, 2011 @ 11:50 am

    These muffins remind me of summer:-)

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    Lena — April 5, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

    i really like how the topping looks. nice shots!

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    This Italian Family — April 5, 2011 @ 12:23 pm

    These are so pretty! And they sound so yummy!

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    Michelle — April 5, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits too! I can’t wait for the summer so that they are in season again.

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    Hungry Jenny — April 5, 2011 @ 1:53 pm

    Wow, what gorgeous pics! Zesty, berry filled cakes are my absolute fav to bake :-)

    Hungry Jenny x

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    Ellie — April 5, 2011 @ 2:39 pm

    I lava any citrus flavored baked goodie/pastry. This sounds amazing.

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    happywhennothungry — April 5, 2011 @ 9:37 pm

    Love the orange and blueberry combo! These muffins look beautiful!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 6, 2011 @ 12:08 am

    I love the combo of berry and citrus, and I know I’d absolutely LOVE these muffins! Your photos are just so beautiful and making me craving muffins, even after dinner, hah! Thanks for sharing.

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    Honey @ Honey, What's Cooking — April 6, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    wow, christina, this looks sooooooooo yummy for an awesome spring morning. thanks for posting! bookmarked. :-)

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    Sara — April 6, 2011 @ 11:37 pm

    Beautiful! I think blueberry and citrus are an unbeatable combination. Can’t wait to try these!

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    Livin' in the Kitchen — April 6, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

    Oh. My. Lord. Can you please make some and bring one and bring it to my house? Naw, I’ll just make them in the morning! I’m one of those kids that goes to school sick or not and my mother is banning me from going tomorrow. Instead I may or may not be in for a strep test, yippie.

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    The Food Hound — April 7, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    I love how blueberry muffins can be made with lemon, lime or orange zest and they all taste so different but SO amazing! These look awesome!

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    Lisa — April 7, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    These muffins were deliciously moist. My boys told me to add this to my recipe list! I would add orange extract next time, because I love a stronger orange flavor.

    • Christina replied: — April 8th, 2011 @ 9:42 pm

      I am so glad that you enjoyed them! Let me know how they turn out with the orange extract! :)

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