Brighten Up Your Day with Summer Citrus Oat Muffins

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Summer and citrus are simply a perfect match, just like muffins and butter. Which makes my Summer Citrus Oat Muffins a truly delicious way to celebrate Dairy Month.

My youngest son refers to these as “citrus dream muffins” and they certainly are that. If you love a rich, moist muffin bursting with flavor, these are totally the ticket!

The recipe is dreamy for many reasons including their ease to prepare. Ready in under 30 minutes, you can have this fresh breakfast treat or tasty snack whenever you desire.

Brighten Up Your Day with Summer Citrus Oat Muffins

One of the key ingredients in my Summer Citrus Oat Muffins is Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. It’s not only chock full of the fresh buttery taste I love, but it’s a dream ingredient to use in my muffin mix as it so easy to incorporate.

Many muffin recipes call for melted butter, but Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil can be used as a 1-to-1 to butter. It is softer and spreadable straight out of the package, which is great for this recipe. Plus, when the muffins are fresh out of the oven and ready to eat, you can top them off with an extra dollop of buttery yum!

I use three types of citrus zest in these muffins and it really does make them extra-special. You can choose to use lemon, lime, or orange zest, depending upon what you have on hand at the time. If you don’t have orange juice available, you can also swap out lemon juice or lime juice for a completely new flavor. Any way that you opt to customize them, they have a lovely burst of citrus in each bite.

Summer Citrus Oat Muffins Recipe

Summer Citrus Oat Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins 

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar (I like to use maple sugar but pure cane sugar works well, too)
1 cup sour cream
1 egg
1/4 cup orange juice
1 Tablespoon lemon zest
2 Tablespoons orange zest
1 Tablespoon lime zest
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Oat topping:

1/2 cup oats
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon orange zest
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Brighten Up Your Day with Summer Citrus Oat Muffins

Prepare topping – in a small mixing bowl, add oats, brown sugar and 1 Tablespoon of orange zest. Using a spoon (or spatula,) gently mix ingredients together until all are fully distributed. Set bowl aside.

In large mixing bowl, add orange juice, 2 Tablespoons orange zest, lime zest, lemon zest, egg, sour cream, and Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil.  Using electric mixer (or a fork and lots of elbow power!), cream ingredients until fully incorporated.

In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Using a spoon (or spatula,) gently mix ingredients together until fully distributed.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Using a spatula, fold ingredients together until dry ingredients are fully moist and incorporated. Mixture will be a little thick.

Line muffin tin (or tins) with paper liners. Distribute mix evenly between the muffin rounds. You should have enough to equally fill each of the 12 muffin rounds about 1/2 full.

Brighten Up Your Day with Summer Citrus Oat Muffins

TIP: I like to use an ice cream scoop to fill each muffin liner with muffin mix. It’s an easy way to measure out the mix and get them into the tin mess-free.

Top each muffin with 1 Tablespoon of oat topping.

Bake muffins for 18-20 minutes, or until lightly browned and fully baked. The tops will spring back when touched (or if you prefer, use a toothpick test. When the toothpick is inserted and comes out clean, the muffins are finished baking).

Remove from oven and allow to cool on cooling rack for 5 minutes.  Remove muffins from tin and continue to cool or serve and enjoy!

Having one for an afternoon snack is favorite way to enjoy these citrus delights. I pour a small cup of coffee or a tea, slice the muffin open, spread on a bit of Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil and take a much-needed moment. It’s a wonderful pick-me-up that keeps me fueled until dinnertime and gives me a great excuse to stop and enjoy a quality break time during a busy day.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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Comments

    • KariLorr
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    I would love to use Land O Lakes butter with my next Walnut Banana Bread recipe.

      • Mya Murphy
      • June 22, 2020
      Reply

      I bake all the time for the homeless. Cupcakes sound so good right now!!

    • Tim
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    We make a lot of breads, like rolls, biscuits, etc, but we always use shortening. Using butter as a substitute is not only cheaper, but probably produces a better tasting product.

    • Darlene Carbajal
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    I’ll definitely try to make this recipe!

    • Dana
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    I have some rhubarb I froze from my sister’s garden, I think I’d make some bread or a crumble

    • DeeAnn
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    I’d like to try this when I make my next batch of blondie brownies. 😉

    • SaraAB87
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    I would use it when I make my next Banana bread.

    • DIANE ALLSTADT
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    Those Summer Citrus Oat Muffins look great. I’d make those for sure

    • Jon Heil
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    Not sure, I would prefer the regular then can make more with that

    • KRISTA
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    Probably muffins or brownies. I love both!

    • Elizabeth C.
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    I make blueberry muffins all the time so I would use the butter for that.

    • Tina Louise
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    I would make cranberry orange muffins for my husband because they are his favorite. I love to make zucchini bread in the summer. I freeze some and make it in the winter too.

      • Buddy Garrett
      • July 14, 2020
      Reply

      I would bake an apple pie.

    • bn100
    • June 22, 2020
    Reply

    blueberry muffins

    • paige chandler
    • June 23, 2020
    Reply

    I would make chocolate cupcakes.

    • Chrystal D
    • June 23, 2020
    Reply

    I’d use this with grilled shrimp and lots of garlic!

    • Cheryl B
    • June 23, 2020
    Reply

    I would use it in my chocolate chip cookies.

  1. Reply

    I’d love to create Buttery Pound Cake with Land O Lakes Butter with Canola Oil.

      • Jessica
      • July 12, 2020
      Reply

      I would love to make the summer citrus oat muffins

    • April Morin
    • June 25, 2020
    Reply

    I would use Land O’ Lakes Butter with Canola Oil in my zucchini bread recipe.

    • Linda Grieser
    • June 25, 2020
    Reply

    I am ready to make some chocolate chip cookies!

      • Emily R.
      • July 7, 2020
      Reply

      I would love to make chocolate chip cookies! We love Land O Lakes® Butter with Canola Oil. It it our go to butter!

    • beth shepherd
    • June 27, 2020
    Reply

    This would be great in my mashed taters or even cookies.

    • Natalie
    • June 28, 2020
    Reply

    I would love to make a blueberry lemon cake!

    • Derrick Johnson
    • June 28, 2020
    Reply

    I would like to try this Land O’Lakes butter in my Blueberry Buckle recipe.

    • Tom Bellamy
    • June 30, 2020
    Reply

    I would probably make brownies!

    • Elizabeth Miller
    • July 2, 2020
    Reply

    I would love to make a fresh peach and pecan pie with caramel drizzle.

    • Antoinette M
    • July 2, 2020
    Reply

    I’d make banana bread!

    • cyndi br
    • July 8, 2020
    Reply

    I would like to create a butter sugar cookie

    • stacy
    • July 9, 2020
    Reply

    i would love to try the product…i would use it to make cookies

    • Robert
    • July 11, 2020
    Reply

    I Love this prize

    • eva
    • July 11, 2020
    Reply

    My husband has been asking for scones…so I think I will use the butter and canola oil making them.

    • judy shaffer
    • July 12, 2020
    Reply

    smart prizes

    • Allison
    • July 12, 2020
    Reply

    Your muffins look absolutely heavenly, but I’d make them with Land O Lakes pure dairy butter. We avoid genetically-modified, pesticide-laden, chemical solvent-extracted, highly-refined oils (canola, soy, corn, etc.) as much as possible. We use lots (LOTS!) of pure butter — including Land O Lakes — for our baking/cooking needs.

    Please take a minute and do a Google search on the heath hazards associated with the above-mentioned oils. Try to opt for cold pressed or expeller pressed fruit oils. Avocado, Coconut, and Olive. Or butter and/or ghee.

    • Francine Anchondo
    • July 12, 2020
    Reply

    I would make cookies

    • Corey Olomon
    • July 12, 2020
    Reply

    My kids would want cookies!

  2. Reply

    I’ve been wanting to make a zucchini banana bread.

    • laurie emerson
    • July 13, 2020
    Reply

    I would make my homemade macaroni and cheese.

    • slehan
    • July 13, 2020
    Reply

    Now that I’ve seen your recipe, I’ll make that!
    Thanks for the contest.

    • Richard Hicks
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    I would use it our next brownie batch.

  3. I love to make Shrimp Scampi with butter and garlic.

    • Shawn Andree
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    I would definitely like to use Land O Lakes with Canola to make Rhubarb Bars.

  4. Reply

    I’d make cookies.

    • Julie Hawkins
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    I would use it in my next pound cake bake.

    • Jenny Ham
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    I would make a cake with real butter frosting.

    • Leah Shumack
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    I would make banana bread!!

    • Cassandra D
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    Herb butter roasted chicken.

    • Sand
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    I would use it to bake a pound cake!

    • Lily Kwan
    • July 14, 2020
    Reply

    pasta

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