citrus sunshine currant muffins

There’s something about spring, and I don’t know what it is. I didn’t even think we’d get it here in the desert. Is it a smell? Is it the mourning doves? I do love their call. Maybe it’s the angle of the light, as our northern hemisphere leans more and more toward the sun.

Whatever it is, spring is in the air. Spring in southern New Mexico means eighty degree days and crossing your fingers it isn’t too windy out to enjoy the sun. Early spring where you are might mean you’re seeing some patches of ground through the snow. Either way, these bright citrusy muffins are the perfect complement to that spring feeling.

Lauryn chose these muffins for Tuesdays with Dorie and has the recipe posted. I increased the salt to ½ teaspoon and substituted the quarter cup of orange juice that I was short with a mixture of lemon juice and water.

One year ago: Soft Chocolate and Berry Tart
Two years ago: French Yogurt Cake



  1. This look wonderful- the citrus has me wishing for summer!

  2. Yummy. I bet they tasted even better than they look. 🙂

  3. Your muffins look beautiful. They were a bite of spring.

  4. I’m not sure that spring is quite in the air here yet. It’s still pretty rainy but some flowers are starting to show signs of life. I really loved these muffins and yours look great!

  5. Those look delicious! We’re still looking for spring!

  6. i think spring may finally be coming to my neck of the woods, too (although we hopefully won’t see 80 degrees anytime soon!). these are just the muffins for the change of season…they look fantastic.

  7. Exactly what my kitchen could do with right now! These looks gorgeous, love your photos too.

  8. these are definitely spring-friendly! yum!

  9. Oh yes spring! love these little muffins.

  10. Spring is coming soon to Boston. Almost all of our snow is melted and we even hit 55 the other day!