Orange Poppyseed Muffins

These orange poppyseed muffins are a great make ahead breakfast. The combination of the orange zest and poppy seeds pair perfectly, and the yogurt makes them just moist enough. I made them light on the sugar so you can start your day going in the right direction and feel healthy!



For the batter:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ½ tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • 8 tbsp orange juice

For the glaze:

  • 1 ¾ c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ c. orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients, including poppy seeds, in a bowl.
  3. In an electric mixer, mix yogurt, eggs, melted butter, orange juice and zest.
  4. Slowly fold in the dry ingredients until combined.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, fill a lined muffin pan.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Drop temperature to 350°F for an additional 11 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  9. Whisk all glaze ingredients in a measuring pitcher, and drizzle on cooled muffins.
  10. Sprinkle with poppy seeds before the glaze cools.

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