Nearly Sugar-free Blueberry Orange Muffins with Orange Glaze
Recipe type: Muffin, Breakfast
Cuisine: Californian
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Serves:: 12 muffins
A delicious muffin flavored by orange juice and blueberries!
  • 1 C Fresh Blueberries
  • 1¾ C plus 2 teaspoons All-purpose flour
  • 1 T Aluminum-free baking powder
  • 3 T Granulated sugar, (optional)
  • ¼ t Freshly grated nutmeg
  • ¼ t Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 Eggs
  • ¼ C Delicately flavored olive oil
  • ¾ C Freshly juiced orange juice plus 1-2 tablespoons
  • 1 t Grated lemon or orange zest
  • ⅓ C Powdered confectioner's sugar
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Fill 12 muffin tins with paper baking cups
  3. Place blueberries in a small bowl and sift 2 teaspoons flour over them; lightly toss.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together 1¾ cup of flour, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon.
  5. In a medium bowl beat eggs lightly, add oil, orange juice and zest, and stir.
  6. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir; but, to avoid over-mixing, fold in the blueberries when dry ingredients have been mostly moistened.
  7. Fill each muffin cup about ⅔ full.
  8. Bake 17-20 minutes, or until nicely browned on top and a toothpick when inserted into the center comes out mostly dry.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk 1-2 tablespoons of orange juice with the powdered sugar until it makes a smooth glaze.
  10. While muffins are still warm, spread ½-1 teaspoon of glaze over the top of each muffin.
  11. Serve warm or at room temperature.
Recipe by My Sweet California Life at