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orange and poppy seed muffin
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Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

An easy recipe for Orange and Poppy Seed muffins that'll taste even better than your local cafe's.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: orange and poppy seed muffins
Servings: 6 large muffins
Calories: 504kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups SR flour (or 2 1/2 cups plain/all purpose flour + 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder)
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (plus an optional extra teaspoon for decorating)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup greek or natural yoghurt (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 75 grams butter (melted)
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from approximately one orange)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh orange zest (from approximately one orange)
  • 1/4 cup marmalade (for glazing)


  • Pre-heat oven to 220 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Sift flour into large mixing bowl. Add sugar and poppy seeds and stir to combine.
  • Add remaining ingredients, apart from the marmalade, and stir gently to combine. Don't over-stir.
  • Prepare muffin tin by greasing well or spraying with oil. If you have the large cafe-style muffin tin, this mixture makes 6 muffins. If you have a cupcake-size tin, it makes 12 muffins.
  • Spoon mixture into tins. If desired, sprinkle a small amount of poppy seeds on each muffin, with the optional extra poppy seeds, and place into oven.
  • Cook for 5 minutes before turning oven temperature down to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced). If you're using a smaller cupcake tin, bake for a further 10-12 minutes (or until a metal skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean). If using a cafe-style larger muffin tin, bake for a further 18 minutes (or until a metal skewer inserted into a muffin comes out clean).
  • Remove from oven and use a brush to glaze the muffins with marmalade. You may need to heat your marmalade a little in the microwave first to make it runny and also use kitchen scissors to chop any larger pieces of rind, depending on the style of marmalade.
  • Allow to cool for a few minutes before easing each muffin from the tin and placing on a cooling rack.



Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 3mg