Orange-Scented Blueberry Muffins

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  1. Rochel @ barefootandcooking January 26, 2011, 3:21 pm

    These look delicious. I have a slight addiction to blueberries. I’m going to go make these now. Thanks.

  2. Jun January 27, 2011, 12:42 am

    I like this combination – orange scented blueberry muffins. Have to try this soon!

  3. Heather January 27, 2011, 11:22 am

    Wow, look at the tops on those things! They look fabulous.

  4. Ally January 28, 2011, 6:32 pm


    I’ve made blueberry baked items before and was wondering if there was a trick to preventing the blueberries form bleeding?

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef January 28, 2011, 10:34 pm

      Hi Ally, good question! I’m not so sure there’s any trick with fresh blueberries other than to just do what you can to keep their skin from breaking. I was very careful with these blueberries when folding them into the batter, but the time in the oven made several of them burst and bleed a bit.

  5. Lelah January 30, 2011, 11:01 pm

    Who needs cookbooks when you have A Sweet Pea Chef? Made these for dessert tonight and they came out great!

  6. Kelly February 9, 2011, 4:57 pm

    So why do eggs have to be room temp? Having the salmon for dinner – and gonna bake these tomorrow with the little one!!! THanks!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 9, 2011, 9:52 pm

      Hi Kelly! I hope you enjoy the pan-roasted salmon and baking with the little one tomorrow!

      Though it’s not absolutely vital to have your eggs at room temperature when baking, it is recommended for a few reasons: (1) to get maximum volume when beating egg whites and (2) to aid in creating the water-in-fat emulsion. If cold eggs are introduced to a room temperature butter/sugar mixture, the emulsion can break, which will result in the batter losing air cells. All this basically means is the cake may be grainy or flat in texture, dry or look uneven and may even sink. Plus, Ina Garten always tells you to, so I follow her lead. :) Hope that helps to explain it!

  7. molly February 18, 2011, 4:12 pm

    made these this morning…so easy, so good. thank you for sharing. i love your site!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 18, 2011, 10:07 pm

      Yay, Molly!!!! So glad they turned out for you and you enjoyed the muffins. Aren’t they SO yummy? :)

      Thanks for the kind words as well! Take care!

  8. Kate February 28, 2011, 7:54 am

    Lacy, I made these muffins this weekend and had my out of town guests raving over them. They were such a hit that I posted your recipe (giving you credit of course) on my new food blog! Thanks so much! I love your site and your recipes!

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef February 28, 2011, 9:04 am

      That’s so great, Kate! I’ll check out your blog soon! Thanks for the blog love and good luck with your site!

  9. Jessica June 9, 2011, 5:07 pm

    I made these muffins thru are pretty good, they have a nice crown! The crumb topping seems like twice as much as needed though

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef June 12, 2011, 9:46 am

      Hi Jessica! Thanks for sharing! I agree — it does seem like it’s a lot of crumb topping, but I like piling it on :)

  10. Dianne H. January 3, 2012, 10:44 pm

    Hi Lacey,
    Well this is yet another delicious recipe! My kids gobbled these up, they could hardly wait for them to cool! Next time I may use lemon zest instead of orange.
    Keep up the good cookin’

    1. lacey - a sweet pea chef January 6, 2012, 1:19 pm

      Oh, so happy to hear your kids enjoyed them. I’m curious about the lemon substitution — would love to hear how they turn out if you do try it :)

  11. AshleyG January 18, 2012, 12:48 pm

    These muffins are fantastic! I can smell mine cooking in the oven as we speak. Easily interchangeable with other citrusy backnotes! well done!

  12. Ashley S. February 22, 2012, 12:01 pm

    I am a young professional with a few housemates, and it is a tradition in our home to enjoy a delicious breakfast together on each others birthdays. This morning I made these for my best friend/roomate on her birthday, and they are incredible! Thanks for the recipe! It made her day extra special. :)


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