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Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins

by Lori on June 17th, 2011

Blueberry muffins, take one
A great way to start the day is with blueberry muffins baked with oatmeal and orange juice. These muffins are packed with all you need to brighten your day.

The Story

Speaking of a bright day, today is supposed to be sunny and in the mid-80s. It’s hard to believe only six months ago I was shoveling snow, taking down the Christmas tree and making New Year resolutions. Now I am sitting in the kitchen with the windows open, eating blueberry muffins and still working on those resolutions.

Most people start the year with sensible resolutions, like joining a diet or exercise program. My New Year resolution wasn’t to eat less. It was to bake more. I started this blog and created a list of new baking endeavors I wanted to try this year. So far, I have made crackers, egg tarts, angel food cake, something with rhubarb and finally figured out how to make a decent chocolate chip cookie.
Cherry Chocolate Chip Coffee Cookie Cooking on Rack

However, I still haven’t conquered making croissants, soufflé or potica. I also have yet to make a perfect muffin with the perfect muffin top. I’ve tried numerous times, but my muffins always end up flat on top. I gave it another try with these blueberry orange oatmeal muffins. While I didn’t have any luck with creating puffy muffin tops, these muffins were so tasty I hardly gave the tops a second thought.
Blueberry muffins, take five

The Moral of the Story

Looks aren’t everything, especially with a baked good. It’s how it tastes that counts.

About the Recipe

The recipe for these muffins is from my favorite recipe website, Allrecipes.

The Cast of Characters

Blueberries and an orange make these muffins healthy and tasty.
Blueberry and orange, take two

The Play-by-Play

Stir together oats, orange juice and zest.
Mixing orange zest and oats

Add eggs and oil.
Adding egg and oil, take one

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda.
Mixing flour and sugar, take two

Add the flour mixture to the batter.
Adding flour, take three

Gently stir in the blueberries.
Blueberry muffin batter, take six

Scoop the batter into paper-lined muffin tins.
Blueberry muffin batter, take three

In another bowl, mix together ground nuts, sugar and cinnamon.
Mixing muffin streusel, take two

Sprinkle the nut topping on the muffins.
Blueberry muffins, take nine

Bake for about 15 minutes, or until golden.
Blueberry muffins, take six

Recipe: Blueberry Orange Oatmeal Muffins

Summary: A blueberry muffin packed with oatmeal, flavored with orange juice and topped with a brown sugar and nut streusel

Ingredients & Instructions

See the complete recipe for Blueberry Orange Muffins on Allrecipes.

The Footnotes

  • Filling the muffin tins: Try filling the muffin tins two-thirds or three-fourths full. I only filled mine half full, and I wonder if that is why my muffin tops didn’t puff.
  • Adding more blueberries: Don’t add more blueberries than called for in the recipe. I added an extra handful of blueberries to the batter, and I ended up with blueberries falling out of my muffins.

Blueberry muffin cools, take one

Baking time (duration): 15 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 12 muffins
Note: I scaled the recipe in half.

Meal type: breakfast

My rating: 5 stars: ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

Additional Resources

Here are a few other blueberry muffin recipes I thought looked good too:

What’s your favorite blueberry muffin recipe?

Do you have any secrets for making muffins with puffy tops?

  1. Pretty! Still waiting for blueberry season…and for summer to start around here, but these are going into the keep pile for sure!

    • Thanks! I’m pretty lucky to have blueberries handy here in the Midwest. However, I am extremely envious of the fresh cherries you are seeing in your area. The cherry clafoutis you recently made looked amazing.

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