Sunday, May 9, 2010

SMS Orange Blueberry Muffins with Almond Crumble



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.

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14 comments:

  1. Your muffins look great and the almonds seem just right. I think, I will try these with almonds, next time.

    Thanks for baking with me.

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  2. Wow, these look fantastic! I bet they were great with the almonds.

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  3. Those are good looking muffins. I'm glad to hear that they weren't as heavy as others have been in the past.

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  4. Good call on the almonds! Your muffins look great! I did alter the recipe a bit to ensure mine wouldn't be dense or dry and they were a hit for my Mother's Day brunch.

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  5. I didn't have any problems with the dough either - though I did add a splash more milk. The almonds are a great idea! Will have to try that sometime.

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  6. Mine weren't dry or heavy this time either! Gorgeous picture!

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  7. Beautiful muffins! Post-Kentucky Derby sounds like a great party idea and I'm sure they were a hit. I ended up not using nuts, as my kids aren't into nuts, but I think almonds is a great idea.

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  8. Hmm I love the idea of almonds in the crumb topping. I will have to try that another time. Your muffins look great and the almonds look really pretty on top!

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  9. The slices of almonds on top of the muffins make them look that much more delicious. Great idea!

    My muffins weren't too dry, but the batter was definitely heavy. Enough that it makes me want to "tinker" with it a little bit still. Glad you liked them!

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  10. Your basket of muffins looks so warm and inviting! I love the idea of using almonds, one of my favorite nuts. Glad you liked them and hope you had a great weekend!

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  11. They look delicious! What a great treat!

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  12. I think you made a great choice subbing almonds for pecans. They look terrific for mother's day or even a post-derby party.

    Hope ya have a great weekend!

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  13. These really do look good. I found your blog by chance and had intended only to say hello. I started to read your prior posts and stayed far longer than I planned. You have wonderful recipes. I'll be back as often as I can. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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