Citrus Poppy Seed Muffins


Citrus Poppy Seed MuffinsSometimes you just need a pick-me-up in the morning. Whether you’re suffering from the mid-week blues {which never fails to hit me on Wednesday} or you need a refreshing start to your day, these muffins are the perfect awakening treat! This recipe has the perfect combination of the citrus flavors, because when aren’t lemon and orange a winning combination?! This was also my first time working with poppy seeds, and thankfully, despite my initial worries, my muffins turned out just fine. Actually, these muffins were quite easy to whip up, so this is the perfect recipe for novice and pro bakers alike. I’m already planning to make another batch!

Citrus Poppy Seed MuffinsCitrus Poppy Seed Muffins Loosely adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction


  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • zest of 2 medium lemons
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup non-fat/low-fat Greek or regular yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

to make

  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, sugars, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the melted butter, lemon and orange zest, and orange juice. Add in the eggs, one at a time and whisking after each addition. Stir in the yogurt and vanilla.
  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, taking care not to over mix.
  5. Grease a muffin tin.
  6. Spoon batter into each muffin cup, filling them about 3/4 the way full.
  7. Bake for five minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 375ºF, and continue to bake for ten to thirteen minutes longer.
  8. Let cool before serving, and enjoy!

Have a terrific night!

B :)

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