Blueberry Muffins with Orange Glaze


blueberry muffins with orange glaze done

Do you ever just get a hankering for something?  I did the other day.  I wanted blueberry muffins but I really felt the blueberries needed to be paired with a hint of orange.

Sounds sunny, doesn’t it?  The muffins are perfect for breakfast, but we ate them for a snack.  (Don’t tell anyone, but I prefer muffins to cupcakes.  This tidbit of info could destroy my serious sweet tooth reputation.)

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Blueberry Muffins with Orange Glaze

Servings 12 muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbs. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. orange peel or zest
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup blueberries

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbs. + 2 tsp. orange juice


  1. Stir the flour, baking powder, orange peel and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer.
  3. Add in the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry. Don’t over stir this, just blend them together.
  5. Fold in the blueberries.
  6. Spoon the batter into 12 muffin cups and bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Stir the ingredients for the glaze together.
  8. Drizzle over muffins that have cooled a bit. They don’t have to be completely cool, but you don’t want them piping hot either.
  9. I drizzled most of the muffins, but then decided to dunk a few too.

blueberry muffins with organge glaze dunked

So, which do you prefer? Cupcakes or muffins? Or are you an equal opportunity snacker?

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  1. Nothing better than blueberry muffins. I’m picking some this week.

  2. I will star this one in my google reader for sure. I have been craving blueberry muffins for the past several days!

  3. Yum! I got a great deal on blueberries this week and this is just what I was looking for. I’ll be baking these up tomorrow…a double batch with some for the freezer!!

  4. We’ve made a ton of blueberry muffins this summer since our trip to the berry patch. I eat them all day–for breakfast, snacks, dessert, whenever!

  5. mmmmm, muffins over cupcakes any day!

  6. This makes me hungry! I like the idea of the orange glaze. I’d never thought of that combination, but I’m going to have to make this recipe!

  7. And, I’m adding this one to my virtual recipe box too! You had me at orange glaze. I love the hint of orange in baked stuff!

  8. With the blueberry muffins I like to use a lemon glaze and squeeze some fresh lemon juice in the batter as well.

  9. Made these tonight for the 2nd time, and they are just as delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  10. I have to try these, they look DELICIOUS!!! I like your idea of dunking them in the galze : )

  11. Kathy Huffman says:

    Blueberries are gold right now in my little store, but I do have some dried in the cupboard, think I will try that. I have Amish Friendship Bread starter bubbling on my counter but it won’t be ready to make muffins or bread for another 7 days & I can’t wait! So I am trying this one. If they taste as good as they look we are in for a treat!

  12. I have to say they are probably one of the best blueberry muffins I have ever tried… Yummi! Love your recipes!

  13. My kids will only eat icing off the cupcakes, but muffins are always a hit…muffins every…single…time…


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