Fresh blueberries and orange juice combine together to make a refreshing muffin to start the day with. These Blueberry Orange Muffins are perfect for grabbing as an on-the-go breakfast.
Well, today my windows are wide open letting in the chilly, fresh air.
This wasn't my first choice of things to do today. But when your youngest decides to microwave taco shells to a crisp, it becomes a necessity to air out the burnt smell first thing. Just imagine waking up to the smell of burnt food. That was our morning today. Turns out that just because your children are old enough to make their own breakfasts and lunches, that occasionally they still need some guidance.
We have a few of those camping containers that our kids use for their lunches. The camping ones work so much better than the cheap lunch ones by the way.
My kids love that their food is still hot at lunch time. Well, my youngest decided that he wanted his taco shells to be hot when he opened his lunch today. So into the microwave for 4 minutes they went. Yes, 4 whole minutes. And yes, they came out burnt and crispy. The entire house reeked of it. Let's just say a lesson in microwaving was also first thing on the agenda this morning.
I'm just glad he decided to do this today instead of a month or two ago when it was freezing outside. Chilly spring air is so much better than frigid winter air pouring into your house at 7 a.m.
Orange juice and orange zest give these muffins a light, yet refreshing orange flavor. It was a little mild, so I ramped up the orange flavor one more step by dipping the muffins in an orange glaze. Three times the orange makes sure you know the orange is there. And the fresh, juicy blueberries pair so well with the orange flavor. You can use frozen blueberries too, just make sure you do not thaw them first.
Make sure you do not store the muffins in a tightly sealed container. The moisture from the muffins inside a container will make the glaze get soft and sticky again. I recommend dipping the tops of these in glaze about 30 minutes before serving. Or keep in a container that has the lid slightly open.
Yesterday my oldest informed me these were the best muffins ever. He loves being my official taste tester. And believe me, he takes this job very seriously and is brutally honest on my recipes. He ate 4 of these muffins in under 5 minutes, so you know these must be good.
Other muffins you might love are orange muffins, banana bread muffins, and chocolate avocado muffins.
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Emily ~So Domesticated~
Love this flavor combination... looks delicious!
You have to admire the metabolism of a teenage boy. Three muffins in 5 minutes without the slightest impact other than enjoyment! 🙂 The fresh fruity flavors and moist texture would make anyone want to eat these muffins in multiples! I believe we are all born with a certain body clock. Its important to know one's body in order to take advantage of "prime productivity" time. My daughter and I are morning people. My son and husband are night people. Makes for an interesting household! 🙂
Thanks Wendy! I would definitely love to have his metabolism, that's for sure! 😉
Blueberries and oranges are a perfect combination. They sound delicious and look beautiful. Nice recipe!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files
Oh I am glad I am not he only person super sensitive to food/burnt smells in the house! I freak out over the smallest smells...I blame my years in the culinary school and working in kitchens to the smell of food constantly around me. Oxymoron that I am food blogger and cook all the time? Ya I don't understand it either!
And I am such a morning person but that would be me saying that I am going to try to be a night owl and be productive after the sun goes down. It will never happen! But these muffins will taste good no matter what time we eat them 🙂
Haha, that's too funny! 😉 Thanks Meg!
Chloe @ foodlikecake
These look amazing! I love the bright blueberries in the muffin!
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
I'm not a morning person either, but waking up to these muffins would be perfect!!
Oh yum!! I would love snacking on these and the big blueberries look delish!
I would definitely want to start my days with the muffins! I am such a muffin girl! Love them! By the way can you let me know where you buy the camping containers? I am always looking for something durable and keeps the kiddos lunches warm and you are right regular containers just do not do the trick!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking
Four muffins in five minutes? That's the biggest compliment a baker could ever ask for! So happy for you! 🙂 But that's a bummer about the microwave and burning smell. Growing up, I had a microwave mishap too -- although quite a bit worse than your youngest's! I was making cupcakes and forgot to hit the "Timer" button on the microwave before punching in 20 minutes as a reminder to come back and check on them. Turns out that if you turn on the microwave to cook something for more about 6-8 minutes without actually putting something inside, the microwave door will start to melt shut to the microwave body. Oops!
Love orange and blueberry together. This is a must-try.
Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent
Burnt stuff in the microwave is the worse... Doesn't end up good for anyone! These muffins look amazing... I love the idea of mixing orange and blueberries. Yum! Thanks for sharing.
These sound so yummy! Thanks!
And just wondering......when I printed out the recipe, it skipped every 3 lines or so, leaving out ingredients and part of the instructions. Is it me?.....or the recipe software? Just wondering if you've had this problem before.
I hope you enjoy the muffins. The recipes print fine for me on a few different browsers. I had my tech lady look at it, and she updated something. Can you try again and let me know if it prints ok now?
Look at that icing, it's calling to me! Love these 🙂
Averie @ Averie Cooks
Loving the huge chunks 'o blueberries in these! Nothing skimpy about that (which is my pet peeve w/ bb muffins, usually not enough) but not these beauties!
I definitely applied the "Go big, or go home" quote to these! 😉
These look so yummy! I love the idea of adding the thin orange glaze. I tend to eat my muffins just wit butter, or take a small as I run through the kitchen. I will definitely make these!.
Just like the open windows were unexpected and pretty darn pleasant, this the unexpected addition of orange to a blueberry treat is super mega awesome! So often I see lemon and blueberries together in recipes; while those treats are good, I'm always thinking, "But what about orange?!" Thank you for hearing and answering my prayers 🙂
Haha, no problem! 😉
Oh I love these muffins. And of course I knew you would never wake up early, that's just silly talk!!!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Ooo! Perfect muffins! I could eat a couple right now! Sharing!
Thanks Anna! 🙂
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
Yikes! What is it with kids (and, er, husbands)? They set the microwave like you're baking in the oven. People, we microwave things because it's FASTER! 🙂 Love these muffins Jocelyn!!
Stephanie @ PlainChicken
These look awesome! LOVE blueberries. I wish I had one (or three) of these muffins for breakfast. I need to go get an orange so I can make these tomorrow.
This is an absolutely beautiful recipe; we are going to use it Wednesday for a treat for our dieting group. We have been adding blueberries in our dieting plan and it causes great weight loss http://diettolose30.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-power-of-blueberries-to-help-you.html