Magnificant Muffins

I hope everyone is having a great week. Can you believe thanksgiving is in 3 days? Time goes by so fast. And then it’s practically Christmas break which I cannot wait for!! In approximately 29 days I”ll be hittin’ the slopes in Colorado. So excited! Of course before that there’re yucky yucky midterms. But, enough with the yucky stuff, let’s talk about yummy stuff such as the amazing muffins I made over the weekend.

My mom was reading this book….

and there was a muffin recipe in the back of it. My mom told me about it so I took a look and the muffins sounded so good (and healthy too!). As soon as I could get my hands on the ingredients, I made up a batch of what the book calls “Dakota’s Oatmeal, Blueberry and Orange Muffins.”

Oh my goodness, they are so good! These are seriously some of the best muffins I have ever eaten (healthy or not). The texture is outstanding and the flavor superb. If you make no other recipe I post, make these muffins!

Dakota’s Blueberry Orange Muffins (with my variations)

1 cup plain rolled oats

1 cup white whole wheat (regular whole-wheat works too)

1 teaspoon each baking powder, baking soda, and salt

1 1/2 cups flaked unsweetened coconut

Grated zest of one large orange

1 egg

1/3 cup honey (if you like things really sweet add closer to 1/2 cup)

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon vinegar

Juice of 1 orange, add water to make one cup liquid

1-1 1/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)

Preheat  oven to 350. Line a muffin pan with paper cups. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl (oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt). Add coconut and orange rind. Get a separate bowl and beat the egg. Add the honey, oil, vinegar, juice and water to the egg. Combine the wet ingredeints with the dry ingredients until just moist. Fold in blueberries. Divide batter among muffin cups (you’ll have to fill the cups pretty full to use all the batter, but they don’t rise that much). Bake for 20-25 minutes until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from pan and let cool on wire rack! Enjoy! Makes 12 muffins.

 Favorite flavor of muffin?

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8 thoughts on “Magnificant Muffins

    • The orange flavor itself actually isn’t very prominentin the muffins, the juice/zest just adds to the overall flavorfulness of the muffins. Of course, you could always leave out the zest. I love muffins too :)

  1. Gah I know!!! I’m so excited for the holidays too, but definitely not looking forward to mid-terms!! And Colorado? That sounds like fun!

    Those muffins look amazing btw, that book seems like the most unlikely place to find a recipe XD My favorite flavor would definitely involve pumpkin, cinnamon and some kind of nut/nut butter….yum!

  2. I love all muffins! So I don’t have a favorite flavor.. well.. maybe chocolate chip banana muffins.. ;)

    Those do sound amazing though!

  3. I made these muffins. I didn’t have grated coconut or vinegar on hand, but I made it with all the other ingredients. The batter was so runny that I had extra flour, but they came out okay after baking. Were delicious. But why do you think my batter was so very liquidy?

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