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baking sheet of orange poppy seed muffins

Glazed Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x


Perfect to serve for brunch or stash in the freezer to enjoy later with a cup of coffee or tea. Exploding with citrus flavor, Glazed Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins are delicious ultra moist sweet treats.


  • for muffins-
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup oil (canola, vegetable, or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • juice and zest of 1 orange, save some zest for sprinkling on top of the muffins
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • for glaze-
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard sized muffin pan with muffin liners or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the muffin ingredients. Mix until just blended.
  3. Fill muffin cups a little more than 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for about 16 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Use a spoon and drizzle the glaze over muffins.
  8. Let glaze harden before serving.
  9. Store covered at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  1. Use any light tasting oil in the recipe. You can use vegetable oil, canola oil, or melted coconut oil.
  2. Save some zest for sprinkling on top of the muffins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 19.2 g
  • Sodium: 310 mg
  • Fat: 10.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.4 g
  • Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 17 mg

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