Blood Orange and Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins {Vegan}

Quick and  easy muffin recipe for breakfast or quick snack with juicy Blood Oranges and frozen Blueberries. As I baked these goodies my house was redolent with scent of cinnamon and citrus. I made it on a snowy day for a quick snack in the evening as my preschooler girl would come home as hungry as a bear. That lovely scent made her instantly happy as she entered home and soon she stuffed her face with these goodies.

I used half and half of All Purpose Flour and Oats Flour for this recipe. Blood orange juice and zest gave beautiful citrus flavor and frozen blueberries added to it. You can even use raisins or any other frozen fruits instead of berries and any orange juice. I used brown sugar here which gave brown color to the muffins but you can use white sugar which will give more prettier color. I topped the muffins with red sugar crystals rubbed into orange zest. Normal white sugar granules work well too and gives nice crunchy top. Try this light and healthy muffin recipe and let me know how you liked it.

Blood Orange and Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins

Blood Orange and Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins {Vegan}

Servings: 12

Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour: 1 cup

Oatmeal Flour: 1 cup (Dry roast one cup of quick oats and grind to fine powder)

Baking Powder: 1 tsp

Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp

Cinnamon Powder: 1 tsp

Salt: 1/8 tsp

Wet Ingredients:

Blood Orange Juice: 1 cup (I used juice of 3 oranges and added little water to make 1 cup)

Brown/White Sugar: 1 cup (I used brown)

Vegetable Oil: 1/2 cup

 

Vinegar: 1 tsp

Other:

Frozen Blueberries: 1 cup

Orange Zest: 2 tbsp

Red Granulated Sugar Crystals: 2 tbsp (Or white sugar will work)

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and line a muffin tray.
  2. Sift together all the dry ingredients- flour, oatmeal flour, cinnamon powder, salt, baking powder and baking powder.
  3. In another large bowl mix wet ingredients like oil, blood orange juice and sugar. Whisk well to dissolve the sugar. You can even microwave for a minute to dissolve sugar.
  4. Fold in dry ingredients into wet ingredients in two increments and mix lightly. Few dry flour crumbs are fine.
  5. Add in blueberries and 1 tbsp of orange zest and mix.
  6. Lastly add vinegar and mix. You will see bubbles in the batter as vinegar reacts with baking soda.
  7. Pour the batter into muffin liners until 2/3rd full.
  8. Rub 1 tbsp of orange zest and red sugar granules and sprinkle on top of the muffin batter.
  9. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

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