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5/30/12

Orange and Blueberry Muffins with Orange Glaze

Blueberries are so good for you and I am on the lookout for more blueberry recipes.  I have always made blueberry pie and plain muffins so this sounded good as I love anything with any flavor of citrus fruit.  I have adapted this recipe from one in the 12/90 revision of the Lazarus, From Our Kitchen Cookbook. 

Blueberry Muffin Ingredients:

1 C. buttermilk
1 extra large egg
1/2 C. butter melted and cooled
3/4 c. sugar
1 medium orange grated
1 C. chopped pecans
2 1/4 C. flour
1 T. baking powder
2 C. fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and prepare large muffin tins with papers or butter and flour (makes 12 large muffins).

Note:  If you use frozen blueberries do not allow them to thaw.

Beat together the buttermilk, egg, butter,and sugar.  Grate the whole orange in a food processor and stir into the batter.  Add the pecans and stir.

Using a separate bowl combine the flour and baking powder whisking well.  Add the dry ingredients to the batter stirring just long enough to blend.  Do not over mix.  Gently fold in the blueberries.

Divide the batter among the 12 muffin cups.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes.  A cake tester inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean. 

Cool for 10 minutes and remove from the pan to a cooling rack.  Glaze when cold with glaze.

Orange Glaze:

2 T. orange juice
1 T. grated orange zest
1/2 C powdered sugar

Stir together until well blended. 

2 comments:

Diane said...

Great recipe! I think I can tweak for the allergies in my house.

We make a blueberry sauce- sugar,blueberries, a little lemon juice, and thickened with tapioca flour or arrowroot or cornstarch.. I usually add a touch of almond extract-

It freezes well. We put it over plain coffeecake, or waffles,or pancakes, or even shortcake.. mixed into greek yogurt..spread on toast! LOL We are blueberry crazy around here!

Diane Cosby said...

Sounds delicious!! Thank you!