Whole Grain Blueberry Orange Muffins


These blueberry orange muffins are simple, wholesome, and hearty. They’re made with either 100% whole wheat flour or spelt flour, and can even be made gluten-free if you need. For a little added Omega-3, I like to add 2 tablespoons or so of ground flaxseed.

Whole Grain Blueberry Orange Muffins Recipe (Dairy-Free, Nut-Free)

Special Diet Notes: Whole Grain Blueberry Orange Muffins

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

For egg-free and vegan blueberry orange muffins, substitute prepared powdered egg replacer for the eggs.

For gluten-free blueberry orange muffins, keep the eggs, but swap your favorite hearty gluten-free flour blend for the whole wheat flour.

Whole Grain Blueberry Orange Muffins
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Serves: 12 muffins
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour or spelt flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup sugar or evaporated cane juice
  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup extra light olive oil or your favorite baking oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (if using frozen, let them defrost for 15 minutes)
  1. Preheat your oven to 375ºF and grease or line 12 muffin cups with cupcake liners. You don't need to grease if using a silicone muffin tin, but place it on a baking sheet for easier handling.
  2. In a medium bowl, flour, baking powder, orange zest, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, juice, applesauce, oil, eggs, and vanilla until relatively smooth.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until just combined; do not overmix.
  5. Fold in the blueberries.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

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