Orange & Poppyseed Muffins

Orange & Poppyseed Muffins

I normally have all the other ingredients on hand at all times, so it’s just a case of grabbing a fresh navel orange, and boom! Muffins!

This receipe comes directly from, and is my go-to if I want to bake and freeze treats for later.

  • 12, or 20 mini
  • 10 minutes
  • 25 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 185ml (3/4 cup) milk
  • 375g (2 1/2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 155g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded orange rind
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) fresh orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Brush muffin pans with melted butter to lightly grease. Combine the poppy seeds and 60ml (1/4 cup) of the milk in a small bowl. Set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Add the poppy-seed mixture along with remaining milk, butter, egg, orange rind and juice, and stir with a metal spoon until just combined (do not overmix).
  3. Spoon the batter among prepared muffin pans. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean. Remove from oven and turn onto a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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