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5 blood orange muffins on a white platter with a red napkin under it
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Blood Orange Pecan Muffins

For a delicious change from blueberry muffins, my blood orange muffin is a delicious way to start your day.  FYI- this recipe also works great with blueberries!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blood orange muffings, muffin recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 538kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt no fat Chobani blood orange vanilla or plain
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 blood orange Zest and a good squeeze of juice grated
  • 2 ½ cups chopped blood orange segments
  • 1 cup pecans - roughly chopped
  • raw sugar to sprinkle on tops of muffins before baking

Instructions

  • Mix all your dry ingredients together in one bowl.
  • Lightly beat the eggs and add in the Greek yogurt, oil, blood orange zest and juice from the blood orange
  • Mix all these ingredients until well blended.
  • Add wet mixture to dry mixture and mix just enough to blend.
  • Now fold in the blood orange segments and pecans into the muffin mix. (do not overmix; it will make the muffins tough)
  • Divide mix into your favorite muffin pan or cups and sprinkle tops with raw sugar before baking.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 18 -22 minutes.
  • Yields 12 regular muffins

Nutrition

Calories: 538kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 314mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 42.8mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2.2mg