Muffins are quick and easy to make. There is no need to bring out the huge mixer and it can be done in less than an hour and this includes washing up. Besides, it is a great breakfast item and a nice change from the regular slices of bread. As I had a few oranges lying around, I decided to incorporate it somehow. Blueberries are a favorite at our house and so in they went. This recipe is a keeper as we like the combination of orange and blueberries. The sour cream makes it really moist.
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Now, let’s start cooking!
- Dry Ingredients
- 1½ cups (225g) all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- Zest from one orange
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 cup (80ml) canola oil
- ¼ cup (60ml) sour cream
- ¼ cup (60ml) freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/3 cup (75g) sugar
- 1 cup blueberries
- ¼ cup (40g) all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup (45g) brown sugar
- 2 tbsp butter
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 12 standard size muffin pan with muffin liners. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. In a separate bowl, combine streusel topping ingredients by cutting in the butter to resemble coarse bread crumbs.
In a large bowl, add all wet ingredients. Using a hand whisk, whisk till combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly into lined muffin pan about 2/3 full.
Sprinkle streusel mixture over top of unbaked muffins dividing evenly among them.
Bake for 23 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Transfer muffins to wire rack to cool completely.
These muffins are also nice as an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day!