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Orange poppyseed muffins recipe

These moist orange and poppy seed muffins are easy to make and are perfect for lunch boxes and as after school treats. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand.



  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 orange, skin and all blended well
  • 1 tbsp poppyseeds


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a 12 cup muffin tray and set aside.

In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt and mix.

In a jug, combine the egg, milk, oil, orange and poppyseeds.

Fold the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients using a spatula until the batter is just wet.

Using a 1/3 cup measure, fill each muffin cup and smooth the top.

Bake for 22-25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.


  • Some people like to soak the poppyseeds in milk before using. I didn't this time and the muffins were still moist.
  • I chopped the orange roughly before I placed it in the blender. Yes you read right. You just blend the whole orange, skin, pips and all!
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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