Blueberry-Orange Muffins

Pair a hint of fresh orange flavor with a crunchy, sugary top for a phenomenal morning pick-me-up. Add this quick and easy recipe to your brunch menu.

Blueberry-Orange Muffins
Servings: 10 Prep 10 mins Bake 375°F 25 mins
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup  plus 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon  baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2 cup  milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup  vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon  grated orange zest
  • 1 cup  fresh blueberries

Make It

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Coat a standard-size muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. In large bowl, whisk flour, 3/4 cup of the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center (step A, page 180).

3. In small bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, oil and orange zest (step A, below). Pour milk mixture into well in flour mixture, then stir just until combined. Fold in blueberries (step B).

4. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pan, 1/3 cup batter in each cup (step C). Each muffin cup should be about 3/4 full. Fill the two empty muffin cups with water, so muffins bake evenly.

5. Sprinkle each muffin with 1/2 teaspoon sugar. Bake muffins at 375 degrees for 23 to 25 minutes, until crowned and lightly brown. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Tip

Step A
  • To finely grate orange zest, we recommend a Microplane zester. This utensiloriginally designed to mimic a woodworking tooldoes the best job separating flavorful rind from bitter pith.
Step B
  • Gently fold berries into batter, taking care not to crush the fragile fruit.
Step C
  • Pour a scant 1/3 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup, dividing equally.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 10; Amount Per Serving: cal.(kcal): 286, Fat, total(g): 13, chol.(mg): 44, sat. fat(g): 1, carb.(g): 39, fiber(g): 1, pro.(g): 4, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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