Easy Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

Easy Orange Poppy Seed Muffins – I invite you to try my new muffins with orange marmalade and poppy seeds. Not only do they look great, they’re also moist, aromatic, and easy to prepare – a delicious addition to breakfast. They’re certainly one of my breakfast favourites☺. These quick and easy muffins can also be made with lemon. I’ve modified this recipe from “A Common Sense Guide to Baking” – enjoy!

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Easy Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

Ingredients for around 16 servings

Mixture – the ingredients should be at room temperature:

  • 310g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 40g dry poppy seed
  • 80g sugar
  • 130g unsalted butter
  • 210g orange marmalade or jam
  • 250ml buttermilk or milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp orange zest


  • 3 tbsp orange marmalade or jam
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
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  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.
  2. Grease the cupcake tin with butter and sprinkle with flour, or line up cupcake moulds if you have them.
  3. Place the butter in a saucepan, add the marmalade and place it on low heat. Stir until the butter melts. Remove from the heat and leave to cool down for about 15-20 minutes.
  4. Sift the flour. Add baking powder, soda, salt and poppy seeds. Mix with a spoon.
  5. Add buttermilk, sugar, eggs and orange peel to the orange mixture and whisk until the ingredients are combined.
  6. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix thoroughly for a few seconds.
  7. Divide the mixture evenly into each cupcake tin (I fill mine with mixture up to 3/4 of tin’s height). Put the tin in the preheated oven. Bake for about 22-23 minutes.
    After taking the muffins out of the oven, set them aside for 10 minutes and then take them out of the baking tin.


  1. Place the marmalade into a saucepan and pour the orange juice. Put it on a low heat, slowly bringing to the boil. When it’s boiled, keep it on low heat for about 30 seconds. Take the saucepan off the heat and soak the warm muffins in hot syrup. Let the muffins cool completely.

Happy baking! :)

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