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Fresh Orange Blackberry Muffins

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Have I mentioned I love fresh fruit lately? I think the people at the local farmer’s market are making a killing this year just from Kitchen Belleicious. I swear I go there every Wednesday and regardless of how many strawberries or onions I already have waiting for me at home I still can’t resist pilling them in my little bag. Well, for the first time this spring they had fresh picked blackberries and as God as my witness these little beauties were the juiciest, sweetest blackberries I have ever tasted and my mind was in full speed ahead trying to think of how to use them once I got home.

My son and I are suckers for breakfast pastries and breads like biscuits, bagels, cinnamon rolls (of course) and muffins. I decided the fastest and easiest route to introducing these beauties in my cooking would be to make HUGE muffins loaded to the brim with blackberries and hints of fresh oranges. The smell in the kitchen took my breath away and with one bite of the muffins I was for sure I could open up my own bakery in my car and just start selling them! Muffins Anyone? Get your Muffins!

Seriously, all joking aside. These muffins are soft, fluffy and purely decadent. The perfect taste of summer and the fresh sweet taste of the blackberries combined with the orange zest make them the ultimate muffin for any occasion.

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Fresh Orange Blackberry Muffins

Ingredients: (adapted from Martha Stewart blueberry muffins)

2 cups AP flour

1 tsp baking soda

2 tsp baking powder

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

2 TBSP honey

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

1 pint blackberries, roughly chopped

zest and juice of 1 orange

* optional: Turbinado sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease your muffin tin molds or use paper muffins cups. The size of your muffin tin is up to you but this recipe makes 12 extra large muffins or 24 regular size muffins.

2. Whisk all the wet ingredients together. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugar and orange zest. Add in the remaining dry ingredients and stir to combine. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, slowly in batches, until the batter is thoroughly mixed. Add in the blackberries and pour the batter into the muffin molds.

3. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes. Once done, sprinkle the tops with the turbinado sugar and allow to cool before removing each muffin.

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37 Comments

  1. Joanne

    I have to say, the only thing I almost NEVER buy at the farmer’s market is fruit…just cause it’s so expensive! It definitely tastes better though. these muffins look like they have the perfect texture and delicious flavor!

    20 . May . 2011
  2. Erica

    whoop whoop! These look awesome! Josh is a blackberry fanatic- I book marked this recipe to make later!! And the farmers market is totally busting in the south this time of year. I just saw fresh blackberries show up in ours this week too- eeek! I can’t wait to do pick your own. Have a great weekend <3

    20 . May . 2011
  3. Cool Gal

    Delicious! I LOVE muffins of any kind! Oh, and blackberries…YUMMY!

    Yours is the second recipe I’ve read this week that calls for Turbinado sugar. Can you believe I don’t know that sugar???

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    20 . May . 2011
  4. Lindsay

    yum!! i could really go for some of those right about now! hope you are having a good week girl- happy friday!

    20 . May . 2011
  5. Designs on 47th Street

    I bet these are more than delicious! For some reason I have a new found love for blackberries. They are just the prettiest fruit. thanks for the recipe.

    Donna

    20 . May . 2011
  6. Lindsay Rudolph

    Oh YUM! Those look great! I haven’t been big into farmer’s markets until this past year. Now I don’t know how I went so long without shopping there! The produce is always so good and the people there are just the best. It makes for healthy and happy shopping. And the fresh desserts they make….don’t get me started. Have a great weekend!

    20 . May . 2011
  7. yummychunklet

    Those blackberries look fabulous! I bet they’re great in those muffins!

    20 . May . 2011
  8. Holly

    they look like the perfect bite of summer. love the addition of the orange zest

    20 . May . 2011
  9. Warren Baldwin

    Thanks for visiting, commenting, and following Family Fountain!

    I liked your blog b/c I am trying to learn how to cook more, and your recipes look like some that I can handle! Thanks.

    WB

    20 . May . 2011
  10. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen! I’m new to your blof and I’m so happy to be here! These muffins look so good. Don’t you just love blackberries?! They are just sp darn cute and tasty! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    20 . May . 2011
  11. Amanda

    these are perfect for my kids and family. We always have summer get togethers on the weekends and I can’t wait to make these, thanks girl

    20 . May . 2011
  12. Khara

    How I’ve missed you and your delightful recipes. I would definitely buy muffins from you out of your car 🙂

    20 . May . 2011
  13. Christina

    I love this! Blackberries and orange, what a great combination!

    20 . May . 2011
  14. kathy wolf

    Love good blackberries. Personally I would just eat them as is but I’m sure they are just yummy in muffins also. Great photos.

    20 . May . 2011
  15. sweetlife

    i love blackberries and swirled into muffins even better!! tasty!

    sweetlife

    20 . May . 2011
  16. Shawn

    I can just imagine that flavor combination…YUMMY!

    20 . May . 2011
  17. Rivki Locker (Ordinary Blogger)

    There’s nothing quite like summer berries. Strawberries are in season here in New Jersey now and we can’t wait to go picking this Sunday.

    20 . May . 2011
  18. pigpigscorner

    Love fresh fruits too especially berries! Glad that berry is finally here and your muffins look amazing!

    20 . May . 2011
  19. Shea

    I haven’t hit up the farmer’s market yet, but I can’t wait to do that! And I’ll have lots of recipes to be inspired by once I do!!

    20 . May . 2011
  20. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Love the new look! These muffins look yummy, I love blackberries!

    21 . May . 2011
  21. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    I adore the farmer’s market! These look gorgeous…nothing better than fresh, bright ingredients 🙂

    21 . May . 2011
  22. Torrie @ a place to share...

    I just made orange cranberry muffins today…These look delicious too! (I like the changes that you’ve made on your site!)

    21 . May . 2011
  23. daphne

    Fresh berries in muffins! YUM! I love how perfect this muffins are. Love that with coffee!!!

    22 . May . 2011
  24. Mary

    These look amazing – perfect, delicious muffins – fab photos – but the flavor combo – wow! I have a cup of coffee with me as I’m writing this – I wish I had one of your muffins too!
    Mary x

    22 . May . 2011
  25. The Tame Lion

    Absolutely fantastic!
    My stomach is rumbling and my mouth is salivating……

    22 . May . 2011
  26. Maris (In Good Taste)

    Orange and blackberry together must be amazing!

    22 . May . 2011
  27. Ruth

    They look wonderful

    22 . May . 2011
  28. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Those look so good. THe house next door to me is for sale (well, not technically, but it COULD be) if you want to move next door or anything.

    22 . May . 2011
  29. Emily

    What gorgeous muffins! I’m crazy about blackberries.

    23 . May . 2011
  30. Nuts about food

    Hi! So glad you visited me so I could discover your blog. I always love finding new, great ones. Those blackberries look amazing and I could just go for one of those muffins now with my morning coffee.

    23 . May . 2011
  31. Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen

    These look fabulous! I love baked goods with berries, but more often than not I end up eating them plain before I get around to baking!

    23 . May . 2011
  32. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit

    I feel the same way about fresh veggies and fruit at the farmer’s market! Those muffins really do look delicious! I’ll have a hard time waiting ’til blackberry season to try these. 🙂

    23 . May . 2011
  33. Alli

    I love muffins. I want one of these with a big cuppa coffee.

    24 . May . 2011
  34. val

    If I send you my address could you send me a dozen?? =)

    24 . May . 2011
  35. Kristin

    I so want to wake up to a batch of those and a fresh pot o’ coffee tomorrow morning!

    26 . May . 2011
  36. Nicole-Lynn

    Sounds so good!

    07 . Jun . 2011
  37. gopika

    I llove muffins. And this one looks awesome 😀 I just want a cup of coffee and these muffins. Heaven! 🙂

    14 . Jun . 2011

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