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Orange Berry Muffins w/Almond Streusel

orange berry muffins almond streusel
  • (3 Tbsp.) almonds
  • (2 Tbsp.) plus 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
  • (2 Tbsp.) plus 1/2 cup brown sugar, divided
  • (3 tsp.) freshly grated orange zest, divided
  • (1/2 tsp.) salt, divided
  • (2 Tbsp. plus 1/4 cup) canola oil, divided
  • (1 cup) white whole-wheat flour or whole-wheat pastry flour
  • (2 tsp.) baking powder
  • (1 tsp.) baking soda
  • (3/4 cup) nonfat or low-fat buttermilk
  • (1/4 cup) orange juice
  • (1 large) egg
  • (1 tsp.) vanilla extract
  • (1 1/2 cups) fresh or frozen unthawed strawberries, chopped

Orange Berry Muffins w/Almond Streusel

Fruity orange and strawberry muffins topped with an almond brown sugar streusel.

Preparation Time
About 30 minutes
Cook Time
About 20 minutes


  1. 1Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a standard muffin pan with cooking spray.
  2. 2Place almonds, 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour, 2 Tbsp. brown sugar, 1 tsp. orange zest and 1/4 tsp. salt in a food processor. Process until fine, place in a small bowl and stir in 2 tsp. oil; set aside.

  3. 3In a large bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Use your hand to form a hole in the center of the mixture.

  4. 4In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 tsp. orange zest, 1/4 cup oil, buttermilk, orange juice, egg and vanilla. Pour into the hole you created and stir until combined. Fold in strawberries.

  5. 5Fill each muffin cup 3/4 full and top with almond mixture. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack and serve.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 muffin

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 160
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 24 g
  • Protein 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol 21 mg
  • Sodium 281 mg
  • Fiber 0.8 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Breakfast

Recipe Subcategory: Muffins and Breads

Recipe Ethnicity: N/A

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Eggs, Dairy, Peanuts

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.