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
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A slightly sweet muffin with orange marmalade and pecans in the batter.
Serves: 1 dozen muffins
  • 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
  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.
Recipe source: Southern Living Magazine

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  1. says

    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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