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Blueberry Gems Recipe
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Blueberry Gems

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"Wonderful blueberry muffins with a twist - orange twist! Serve warm with butter."

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen mini-muffins Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    18 mins

    33 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly coat muffin pans with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of flour mixture, set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together egg whites, orange juice, oil and vanilla. Add egg white mixture all at once to the flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Fold in blueberries. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden and toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool slightly before removing from pans. Serve warm with butter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 11, 2003

These are totally scrumptious! The kids couldn't stop eating them and the adults too!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 16, 2003

Very healthful (little oil or sugar) but lacking a moist, "muffiny" flavor.


14 Ratings

Sep 24, 2007

This is a delicious recipe. I did change it a little bit though, I used half whole wheat flour and half white, and instead of just blueberries I used a frozen field berry mix, (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries) It turned out increadibly moist and stayed soft for quite awhile. Absolutly wonderful recipe

Mar 19, 2015

These are good, but I don't add the vanilla. I learned from another recipe that adding vanilla with orange substantially detracts from the orange flavor. I increased sugar to 1/3c (but with homegrown berries, increase wasn't really necessary), upped oil to 3T (due to reviews. 'Think 2T would be fine) & sprinkled a little panko on before baking 'cause I'm a wild thing. ;D This made twelve regular size muffins that were just a little short so maybe eleven is a better number.

Jul 16, 2014

This are so yummy they are so filling and I can't stop making them!

Aug 24, 2013

This did not work out at all... too many blueberries so they stuck to the muffin cups and they lacked flazor

Jun 21, 2010

No flavor to these what so ever, my boyfriend and I made them together and we (like other reviewers suggested) Used 1/3 cup sugar instead of 1/4, used a lot of orange zest and even used mixed berries instead of just the blueberries. They were still ridiculously bland and not one bit flavorful. Also, we made these in cupcake cups and half of the muffin stuck to the cup itself. Will not make again.

Jun 08, 2010

These are good for low-fat muffins. After looking at some of the reviews, I modified the recipe a bit...used white whole wheat flour, added 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, and upped the sugar to 1/3 cup. Still not overly sweet, so may try a streusel topping on them next time.


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  • Calories
  • 117 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.5 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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