Happy Mother's Day to all you moms out there!
Chaya at My Sweet and Savory selected Orange Blueberry Muffins with Pecan Crumble for this week's Sweet Melissa Sundays. A great pick for Mother's Day and a great choice for me as we had a post-Kentucky Derby breakfast at work this week and these muffins were my contribution.
The group has made a couple of different variations using this muffin base in the past and the consensous has been that they are a bit heavy and dry. However, I didn't find that to be the case this time. I followed the recipe as directed and didn't find them dry. I used fresh blueberries and I think that helped add a little extra moisture to the cake. I loved the hit of orange from the zest paired with the blueberries. The only substitution I made was to use almonds instead of pecans because I think they pair better with blueberries. The crumble topping is fabulous and takes these muffins to another level of deliciousness.
Thanks for hosting this week Chaya! You can find the recipe on her blog, here.