Orange Blossom Muffins

by Lana Stuart on August 31, 2012 · 7 comments

Orange Blossom Muffins

Do you ever have days when the morning starts out at a run and by noon has turned into a full blown marathon? Yep, that’s what today has been so far.

On busy mornings like today, one of the best things to reach for with your cup of coffee or tea is a muffin. This Orange Blossom Muffin is an old recipe from Southern Living Magzine and is one of my favorites because it’s easy to prepare and it’s just lightly sweet. The orange marmalade gives a nice citrus note and the pecans lend some substance to the muffin as well.

And before you get started on me for using a packaged biscuit mix in this recipe – just don’t. Give a girl a break for taking a shortcut once in a while :-).

Next time you have a busy morning, take a breath, pour a cup of coffee, and mix up a batch of these muffins. That to-do list will still be there when you get back to it.

Orange Blossom Muffins

Rating: 41

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen muffins

Orange Blossom Muffins

A slightly sweet muffin with orange marmalade and pecans in the batter.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups biscuit mix (recommend: Bisquick)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tblsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tblsp. sugar
  • 1 tblsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a 12-cup muffin baking pan by lining with paper baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the biscuit mix and 1/4 cup sugar. Make a well in the center. Combine the egg, juice, and oil and add to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened. Add the marmalade and pecans; stir in well.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared baking tin, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  4. Combine remaining sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over batter.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes or until done.

Notes

Recipe source: Southern Living Magazine

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara @ Barbara Bakes August 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Such a fun name. Love the addition of orange marmalade.

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2 Barbara | Creative Culinary September 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

I not only will NOT give you trouble for using Bisquick I’ll add my name to the list of users. Some convenience foods are just that, real ingredients that have been added together that allow a shortcut or two. You are so NOT Sandra Lee! And…well, you if you then I’m guilty too. I use Bisquick for dumplings, shortcakes and more and I have yet to have someone turn their nose and say no thanks. :)

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3 Lana September 2, 2012 at 10:36 am

Thanks, Barbara. Nothing wrong with taking a little help from a shortcut now and again.

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4 Miss P September 1, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Well, I use it for …… (drum roll) Pumpkin Roll. And waffles. It’s all good.

Miss P

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5 Lana September 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

We must have the same pumpkin roll recipe :-)

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6 Sues September 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm

This would have made my morning SO much better :)

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7 Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen September 14, 2012 at 8:50 am

Oh man….these muffins are calling my name!! They look soooo much better than that bowl of cereal I just ate! :)

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