Blueberry Orange Muffins

  • Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
  • Total Time: 36 minute
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Blueberry season is just around the corner, and what better way to start the day than with a delightful Blueberry Orange Muffin? Slightly sweet and delicious, these muffins sing of the summertime.


  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest
  • 1/23/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (depending on consistency of the batter!)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons raw sugar, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat the oven to 400?F. Line a muffin tin with baking cups, then spritz with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the blueberries with the tablespoon of flour. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients — 1 1/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt — and whisk until incorporated. Set aside.
  4. In another large bowl, mix the applesauce, melted butter, sugar and orange zest. Stir until combined, then add the orange juice and egg to the mixture, whisking those in.
  5. Slowly sprinkle the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mixing with a rubber spatula until just combined.
  6. Toss the blueberries into the batter, stirring until just combined.
  7. Scoop the batter into the prepared baking cups. Sprinkle the raw sugar over the tops of the muffins, then transfer to the preheated oven.
  8. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes, or until the tops have browned slightly and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Allow 30 minutes to cool, then enjoy with a favorite breakfast beverage!


Be careful not to overstir the blueberries.