Orange And Poppy Seeds Muffins Recipe
You must try this Orange And Poppy Seeds Muffins Recipe. It makes a delicious tea time muffin with the goodness of orange and poppy seeds baked to a perfection and glazed with orange. Serve along with a cup of piping hot tea or a cup of freshly made coffee.
This, Orange And Poppy Seeds Muffins Recipe, is a light, citrusy tea cake, made with orange juice that lends a bit of zing and freshness to it. The poppy seeds and a slight crunch to the spongy cake.
The best thing about this recipe is that it uses fresh orange juice. There's nothing like cooking with fresh seasonal produce. Apart from that, it also contains the nutrition of poppy seeds.
Did you know: Poppy Seeds (Khus khus) are rich in omega-6 fatty acid, iron, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium which not only maintains good heart, bone, and muscle health, but also regulates brain activity.
I have brushed these muffins with freshly made orange glaze to reinforce that tangy orange flavor and to make them stand out. You can also bake a full cake with same recipe.
You can also serve these muffins as dessert along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle some of the remaining orange glaze from the recipe.
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For the muffins batter
- 1- 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 3/4 teaspoons Baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 cup Caster Sugar , or Powdered Sugar
- 1/4 cup Sunflower Oil
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 tablespoons Milk , lukewarm
- 3 tablespoons Poppy seeds
- 1 Whole Egg
- 1/2 cup Fresh orange juice , freshly squeezed
- Orange Zest (Rind) , from 3 oranges For the orange glaze
- 1/2 cup Fresh orange juice
- 2 tablespoons Caster Sugar , powdered
How to make Orange And Poppy Seeds Muffins Recipe
To begin making Orange And Poppy Seed Muffins, preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease your muffin moulds with butter and dust with flour.
Next, soak the poppy seeds in 3 tablespoons of lukewarm milk and keep aside for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, add the egg, sugar and whisk the mixture till its pale and fluffy.
Next, add oil and vanilla essence to the egg-sugar mixture and whisk until well combined.
Now add the poppy seeds and milk mixture along with the orange juice & orange zest. Mix well.
Slowly, add the sifted flour mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix the Orange And Poppy Seed Muffins batter.
Pour the Orange And Poppy Seed Muffins into the prepared moulds and bake for about 18 minutes at 180°C or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
The next step is to make the glaze for muffins. For the orange glaze, in a saucepan, add orange juice, sugar and start heating on medium heat.
Heat it till the mixture is little reduced and starts thickening. Turn off the flame and your glaze is ready.
Brush this glaze on top of the muffins and decorate with sprinkles of your choice.
Serve these Orange And Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe as a tea time snack along with a cup of hot Masala Tea or with Punjabi Style Espresso Coffee. You can also serve these muffins as dessert along with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
1. You can also bake a full cake with the same recipe. For that you have to bake it for about 30-35 mins at 180°C.
2. Baking times may vary according to your oven. So the best way to check if your cake is done is to insert a knife or a toothpick. If it comes out clean then the cake is done.