Orange & Poppy Seed Muffins

Sunday is my baking day. I do my usual social rounds with friends, a trip to the supermarket, maybe a little bit of window shopping therapy, and then I get home and start up my oven while I boil some hot water for tea.

I have my usual round of tea cakes and muffins that I alternate week in week out. Mr J always requests for apple cinnamon muffins, which I have been making for the past few weeks, but this time I had some spare oranges so what do I do? Orange and poppy seed muffins, fo sho!


I have only used one orange and poppy seed muffin the whole time I’ve been baking, and this has been a tried and true recipe. Simple, no fail, but utterly moist and citrusy muffins – just the way I like it!

Orange & Poppy Seed Muffins

Recipe from The Australian Women’s Weekly – ninemsn

Makes 12 muffins

2 large oranges

1/4 cup poppy seeds

250g butter, softened

1 1/2 cups caster sugar

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups self raising flour

1/2 cup all purpose flour

  1. Pre-heat oven to160 deg C. Line your muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Grate the rind from the oranges. Squeeze the fruit juice – pulp and all!
  3. Combine the juice, rind, and poppy seeds in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time.
  5. Fold in sifted flours and orange juice mix in 2 batches.
  6. Divide evenly on to muffin tray. Bake for 20 minutes.
  7. Cool on rack. Frost with cream cheese frosting if desired.

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2 Comments

  1. Heyy I recognise those cupcake papers! 😉 These look fantastically moist, I love recipes that always work!

  2. Wow. It looks amazing and yummy. Good recipe. Poppy seed is rich in B-complex. It is also very useful for health, for those who have sensitive skin, dandruff, hair-loss and many other benefits.

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