Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fantabulous! Orange/Apricot Muffins w/Blueberries


I was featured at:
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

This is one FANTABULOUS muffin, and I owe it all to Sweet Pea's Kitchen. Her Orange Marmalade Muffins was the inspiration for this recipe.
When all else fails.....I turn to Sweet Pea's Kitchen. She always has awesome recipes to offer. Spend some time there today and look around. I found her Orange Marmalade Muffins from 2011. So that tells you right there that her blogging abilities have been going on for a while. And usually a blogger only gets better with age. Right Sweet Pea?

And did you notice the topping on these muffins? It came from the left-over crumb toppings from the Mini Lemon/Blueberry Muffins just last week.

I have to tell you, I think I got a handle on the problem with my photos. As you can see, in the top picture it was taken inside under florescent lights. ICK!!


This one was taken outside in the gorgeous sun. YUM!


I think I will be heading outside with all my foods from now on. Natural lighting is the best.
And while I'm out there, a picnic doesn't sound like a bad idea.....
Or morning muffin and coffee
Or an afternoon snack on the porch
Or an evening with a good book and muffin
Or ____________________

This recipe is linked to:
 A Little Nosh
And:
Miz Helen’s Country Cottage
And:

Recipes For My Boys
And:



Orange/Apricot Muffins w/Blueberries


3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. buttermilk
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. apricot preserves
2 large eggs
1/4 c. canola oil
3 TBS butter, melted
Orange juice (the juice from one orange)
Orange zest (zest from one orange)
1 small container fresh blueberries
Crumb topping recipe

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with liners.
In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix buttermilk, sugar, and apricot preserves until fairly smooth.
Add eggs, melted butter, oil, orange zest, and orange juice. Mix until smooth.
Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir just until combined. Gently fold in blueberries. Place batter into lined muffin tin till the cups are almost full. Bake until lightly browned 16 - 18 minutes, or until wooden pick tests clean. Cool muffins in pan for about 5 minutes. Then move to wire rack.

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13 comments:

  1. Yummm...


    Food Fun Freak
    http://foodfunfreak.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. How about that? We both posted recipes with blueberries today (cept I don't see a measured amount for them in your recipe?) This sounds like a GRAND combo of yummy flavors....YUM. I do love me a tasty muffin...or 3. Enjoy a great weekend...I'm heading to Deb's today and won't be back til Sat.

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    1. Yup, I forgot to add the blueberry amount. Thank you for pointing that out. These muffins are for sure a summertime muffin. So refreshing!

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  3. Hi Angie,
    Your muffins look awesome, they would be a great treat to go along with my coffee break. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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  4. Angie, I love all the fruit flavors packed into this one muffin! I'm featuring this on Thursday's treasures tomorrow so be sure to pop in with what you've been making this week!

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  5. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  6. Ooh these sound so good! Such pretty papers too!

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  7. Those sound mouth water.... and I have also thought about doing all my photographing outside, but think my neighbors would think I am crazy.

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    1. Oh I wouldn't let the neighbors intimidate you....You know what I have done? I have photographed at strangers houses. I will be driving down the road, see something pretty and stop and ask if I can photograph what I seen....Now that is crazy!! But fun! And I get to meet new people that way.

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  8. This looks very very tasty! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Delicious! Everything you post always looks delicious!

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  10. WOW Angie - them are some great muffins.

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