Rating: 4.52 stars
270 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 186
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3

This muffin recipe is easy and good. As well as blueberries, it includes orange juice and oats. Quick or regular oats may be used for these muffins, as well as frozen blueberries in place of fresh.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a 12 cup muffin pan. In a small bowl, mix the oats and orange juice together. Set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Thoroughly blend in the oil and egg. Stir in the oat mixture, and fold in blueberries. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  • Mix 2 teaspoons sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle evenly over the tops of the muffins.

  • Bake 18 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a knife inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 26.2g; fat 9.9g; cholesterol 15.5mg; sodium 167.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (281)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2019
I have been making this recipe for years and I can't believe I have never reviewed it! This is my go to recipe for muffins -they always get rave reviews and everyone asks for the recipe. I substitute whole wheat flour for half the flour called for. I also add 1 tsp of vanilla for a little more flavor. I have also made this with strawberries and they are great. Seriously, thank you so much for this recipe, I make it ALL the time!! (The batter also freezes really well) 9/19 - update. Still my favorite muffin recipe. I no longer soak the oats in the orange juice, I just mix all the dry ingredients, mix the wet and then incorporate the wet into the dry and add whatever fruit I want. Finely chopped candied ginger and nuts with the blueberries is a great combo. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2008
I found that if you follow the amount of baking powder in this recipe as directed, it is just way too much. It leaves a chemical taste to the muffins. Not good!! I actually did a little research (Wikipedia is awesome!) on why this is... when a recipe has excess acidity (as this one does due to the OJ) the baking power doesn't fully react and you get that chemical taste left behind. A number of reviewers said that they halved the amount of baking power just by intuition. Well, I guess there is science behind it too! Read More
(59)
270 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 186
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2019
I have been making this recipe for years and I can't believe I have never reviewed it! This is my go to recipe for muffins -they always get rave reviews and everyone asks for the recipe. I substitute whole wheat flour for half the flour called for. I also add 1 tsp of vanilla for a little more flavor. I have also made this with strawberries and they are great. Seriously, thank you so much for this recipe, I make it ALL the time!! (The batter also freezes really well) 9/19 - update. Still my favorite muffin recipe. I no longer soak the oats in the orange juice, I just mix all the dry ingredients, mix the wet and then incorporate the wet into the dry and add whatever fruit I want. Finely chopped candied ginger and nuts with the blueberries is a great combo. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2012
I did mix the ingredients up a little differently. After the orange juice and oatmeal had a chance to sit for 10 minutes, I stirred in the white sugar, vegetable oil and egg. Once those were combined, I folded in the dry ingredients and the blueberries. I did get 12 biggish muffins out of this recipe. I baked them at 350* for a little over 20 minutes. These looked very pretty and were moist with the perfect amount of sweetness. The flavor that the orange juice gave to the muffins was a nice addition. My family enjoyed these muffins, especially slathered with butter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2008
This is a great way to change up your ordinary blueberry muffin. I replaced the oil with unsweetened applesauce and used half splenda/half sugar. Also added 1 tsp. vanilla... Nice addition to the healthy food repertoire. I am looking forward to trying this with cranberries. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2008
I found that if you follow the amount of baking powder in this recipe as directed, it is just way too much. It leaves a chemical taste to the muffins. Not good!! I actually did a little research (Wikipedia is awesome!) on why this is... when a recipe has excess acidity (as this one does due to the OJ) the baking power doesn't fully react and you get that chemical taste left behind. A number of reviewers said that they halved the amount of baking power just by intuition. Well, I guess there is science behind it too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2007
good muffins even after all my modifications! I used freshly ground whole wheat flour honey with an additional 1/4 tsp of soda instead of sugar applesauce for the oil added 1 tsp of vanilla (we love vanilla) and left off the sugar topping. Next time I may use a little more than a cup of blueberries - ran out of blueberries for the last muffin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2004
I just made these after getting the recipe in the weekly email. They are great muffins and my kids loved them. The batter is really stiff before adding the OJ and oats which made me think I was doing something wrong but they turn out fantastic. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2008
These were very easy to make and quite yummy! I agree that the texture was not like your typical muffin. The oats do make it a little closer to a scone or biscuit in texture but personally I prefer this. I would say these are the best homemade muffin I've had! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2008
Everyone loved the muffins. I changed the recipe a bit to make them healthier. I used wheat flour splenda for the sugar eggbeater for the egg natural appplesauce for the oil and I added orange extract for flavor. This way they fit into my WW and heart consious diet. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2008
absolutely delicious! i even used frozen blueberries but you couldn't tell that they weren't fresh. they tasted amazing right out of the oven later that night the next morning etc. but my roommates liked them so much that they didn't last much longer than that... p.s. i added an extra crunch to the top by mixing oatmeal in with the cinnamon and sugar. SO good! Read More
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