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Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

Orange and poppy Seed muffins are a favourite of mine, there’s something about the light orange flavour that comes through that makes them seem fresh and light. They’re not something I buy very often and now I don’t have to! I never knew just how easy they were to make until now.

I’ve made Orange and Poppy Seed cakes before but this time I was looking for something quicker and easier to make – muffins for the win! I love this recipe because there’s no beaters required.

If you like muffins, why not try some chocolate or blueberry muffins too.

Prep: 12 mins

Cook: 25 mins

Serves: 12


  • 1 tbs poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 cups SR Flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 125g butter or marg, melted
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp finely grated orange peel (optional)
  • icing sugar to dust (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a 12 muffin tray with muffin cases.
  2. Combine the poppy seeds and 1/4 cup of milk in your mixing bowl and leave to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl.
  4. Stir until just combined (overmixing will make your muffins dense).
  5. Spoon the batter evenly between your 12 muffin cases and bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a baking tray and dust with icing sugar before serving (optional).