Cook's Hideout: AFAM-Orange Berry Muffins

June 10, 2007

AFAM-Orange Berry Muffins

This is my entry to this month's A Fruit A Month (AFAM) blog event being hosted by Sharmi (@ Neivedyam). These muffins are very easy to put together and they are very (berry) delicious. The orange flavor in these delicate, cakey and generously blueberried muffins is in the background.

Orange - 1
Buttermilk - about 3/4 cup
Eggs - 2 large
Honey - 3 tbsp
Unsalted Butter - 1 stick, melted and cooled
Sugar - 1/3 cup
All-purpose flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 2 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Blueberries - 1 cup fresh-preferably or frozen (not thawed)

  • Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular size muffin pan or fit the molds with paper muffins cups.
  • Zest and juice the orange. Pour the orange juice into a large glass measuring cup or a bowl and pour in enough buttermilk to make 1 cup.
  • Whisk in the eggs, honey and melted butter.
  • In a large bowl, rub the sugar and orange zest together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and the fragrance of orange strong. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently but quickly stir to blend. The batter will be lumpy and bubbly and according to the author*, its nothing to worry about and thats just the way it should be.
  • Stir in the blueberries. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  • Bake for 22 to 25 minutes. When fully baked the tops of the muffins will be golden and springy to the touch and a thin knife inserted into the center will come out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold.

* Recipe from Dorie Greenspan’s cookbook “Baking: From my Kitchen to Yours”.
These muffins are best eaten the day they are made, but they can be wrapped and poppd into the freezer; where they'll keep for up to 2 months; rewarm in a 350 degree F oven, or just split and toast them.
I refrigerated mine in a ziplock container and they lasted for almost a week.


  1. Ooh! I have that book too! Looks absolutely delicious and moist!:))

  2. Hi Pavani,
    Very nice looking muffins. Thanks for sharing.


  3. Muffins look really good, best breakfast or delicious just as a snack. The orange juice should give it a kick.

  4. Could feel the aroma here Pavani. The fresh orange smell while baking is something great. Very nice post and entry. Viji

  5. wow
    muffins are muffins
    looks yummy and fluffy :)

  6. Very nice muffins.Can I taste some......

  7. Yummy Muffins Pavani. Freezing muffins is something new to me thanks for the tip.

  8. Delicious entry.
    Emitandi, mee blog ninda nenu vinani vantalu vunnayi. I am hearing about thokkudu laddu, gongura pulihora for the first time. Thx for sharing.

  9. wow, the muffins sure look delicious. citrusy bery muffins are perfect for summer.

  10. this is so cool ....i love muffins...loads of new things i can hear

  11. Orange is my favourite fruit, great Idea and Im breaking my head to make something for the event!

  12. very pretty presentation and lovely looking cake. sorry for the delay in response.


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