Tuesdays with Dorie: Citrus-Currant Sunshine Muffins

March 15, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in breakfast things, groups, muffins/quick breads, tuesdays with dorie | 21 Comments
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citrus-currant sunshine muffins

Muffins– two weeks in a row!  I actually made and ate last week’s muffins two+ years ago, so I was glad to have another batch pop up this week.  These may look as sunny and yellow as last Tuesday’s, but that’s because of orange and lemon instead of corn.  A good citrus kick keeps these muffins from being too sweet, so you don’t feel so guilty having them for brekkie.  I swapped out spelt flour for about a third of the AP, just to health them up a bit more.  And if my currants look a little purple, it’s because they’re actually dried wild blueberries.  I would have used currants if I had them, but blueberries go well with the citrus anyway.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read Bella Baker, as it was Lauryn’s pick this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!

And, in case you missed it, Olive Oil Citrus Cake is another good way to brighten your day with Vitamin C.


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  1. These look yummy and golden! I’m just imagining the currants are blueberries instead! =D

  2. they look gorgeous! Love the blueberries! Awesome!

  3. Gorgeous! Great idea to use dried blueberries!

  4. Beautiful! I NEED to find dried blueberries… they look awesome!

    • I don’t know if you have Trader Joe’s near you, but that’s where I found these…they sell little dried wild ones as well as regular.

  5. They look good and I made some of mine with blueberries too! Im glad you enjoyed this recipe, it’s a keeper!:)

  6. kudos on the spelt flour. that sounds yummy. i loved these and thought the orange juice and zest combo was fabulous.

  7. Oh I would LOVE the blueberries in these. Excellent choice of berry. They are beautiful muffins.

  8. They look gorgeous…they look melt-in-your-mouth goodness without a pat of butter in sight! Love the idea of blueberries in these, very nice thinking about that!

  9. Yum, orange and blueberry! Great swap! 🙂

  10. I love all the muffins that have been picked, so quick and easy. I especially liked these, since they were so bright and sunny looking.

  11. the closeup is gorgeous! you can see the wonderful texture so clearly.

  12. I was going to go with blueberries but used dates instead. Delish.

  13. Yum! Dried blueberries sound fabulous!

  14. Ah thanks so much for stopping by my wilted blog. I’ve been absent in the blog world. I really must kick up some trouble. Get with it. These really sounded good to me. I like that you added some meaningful calories to the mix. Great idea.

  15. Love the spelt flour addition and the blueberries sound perfect, your muffins are gorgeous!

  16. Your photo is REAL. There is a quality about it that makes that muffin come alive as if it is on my desk. I wish it were.

  17. Blueberries… now there’s a GREAT addition to citrus muffins. Looks wonderful (and healthy too). I have some spelt flour here somewhere, just never knew what to do with it! 🙂

  18. These muffins are so good and would pair beautifully with blueberries. I might just have to try them that way next time!

  19. The blueberries look fantastic! So plump and juicy – just the way I like my fruit.

  20. Oh yum, i would love to wake up to one of these, they look so moist and yummy!

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