Orange Muffins

Muffins are a popular item in my house: they’re simple for me to make, and they’re quick and easy to eat; no plate, forks, or even napkins are required. 

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Therefore, these muffins were quite a hit. They’re very simple muffins with a pinch of zest and a bit of juice. And, of course, you have the option to spice this recipe up a bit: use blood oranges instead of regular, and add 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds. 

orange muffins.5Either way, everyone will love these light and fluffy orange muffins! 

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Blood Orange Poppy Seed Muffins
Yields 12
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  1. 2/3 cup white sugar
  2. zest of two small blood oranges
  3. 2 cups of flour
  4. 2 tsp. baking powder
  5. ¼ tsp. baking soda
  6. ¼ tsp. salt
  7. ¾ cups sour cream
  8. juice of two small blood oranges
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1 ½ tsp. vanilla
  11. ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  12. 2 tbsp. poppy seeds
  13. turbinado (course) sugar, to top
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line muffin trays with paper liners or oil.
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. 3. Mix together the sugar and orange zest until it resembles wet sand. In a large bowl, combine the sour cream, orange juice, eggs, vanilla, softened butter and blood orange sugar until creamy. Slowly add the flour mixture. Add poppy seeds.
  4. 4. Pour batter into muffin tins until ¾ full. Sprinkle tops with turbinado sugar. Bake in the oven for 16-18 minutes.
  1. make regular orange muffins by using plain oranges and omitting the poppyseed.
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Adapted from: For the love of cooking


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