Citrus-Topped Double Blueberry Muffins


A hint of orange and lemon peel perk up this easy blueberry muffin recipe. After removing them from the oven, brush with butter, sprinkle with the citrus-sugar topping, and serve warm.

Citrus-Topped Double Blueberry Muffins
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
12 muffins


  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • ¾ cup buttermilk or milk

  • 6 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

  • ½ cup blueberry preserves

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoon butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.

  2. Stir together flour, the 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of flour mixture; set aside.

  3. Whisk together eggs, buttermilk, and 6 Tbsp. melted butter; add all at once to the dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy). Fold in blueberries. Remove 1 cup of batter.

  4. Spoon remaining batter into prepared muffin cups, filling about half full. Spoon
    2 tsp. of blueberry preserves into the center of each muffin. Top with remaining batter to cover the preserves, filling muffin cups about two-thirds full. Bake 20 minutes or until golden.

  5. Meanwhile, stir together orange peel, lemon peel, and the 2 Tbsp. sugar. Remove muffins from oven; brush with 2 Tbsp. melted butter. Sprinkle citrus-sugar mixture on top. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack
    15 minutes. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

263 Calories
9g Fat
43g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 263
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 225mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2.9mg 15%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 80mg 2%
Folate, total 45.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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