Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.

My Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a twist on the original lemon version. Soft on the inside, slight crisp on the outside. And full of flavorful citrus! 

Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - moist, sweet, and full of citrus flavor. No mixer required!

When life (Sunkist) hands you (ships you) a box of lemons, what do you do? Besides the obvious cake, cheesecake, and iced sweet roll. I definitely have lemon problems, I know.

Lemons Anonymous.

Make lemon poppy seed muffins, of course! One of my favorite muffins in the world (besides blueberry, double chocolate and bran muffins – so boring, I know) are lemon poppy seed muffins. I love these springtime, citrus-infused muffins so much that I included them in my cookbook last year. Have you tried them yet?

Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - moist, sweet, and full of citrus flavor. No mixer required!

Today’s muffins are practically the same recipe, with a little orange infusion. I was originally going to make the regular lemon poppy seed muffins to freeze and eat over the next few weeks – nothing screams springtime more! But I quickly improvised when I found only 2 lemons left in the crisper drawer. My recipe calls for 3. Whoops!

And so today’s zingy muffin recipe was born. A happy accident, if you will. Hey, it turned out well because now I can share a new recipe with you. A win-win muffin situation. Hope you’re hungry for a bright & sunny breakfast.

Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - moist, sweet, and full of citrus flavor. No mixer required!

These orange lemon poppy seed muffins are buttery, moist, and bursting with lemon and orange flavors. I’ve had my fair share of bland lemon muffins, but these are a far cry from flavorless. You’ll need 2 lemons, 1 orange, and a splash of vanilla extract for an added flavor punch. Make sure you have a zester handy because you’ll need the zest of all three fruits. Here’s the zester I own and love.

A healthy dose of poppy seeds give the muffins a slight crunch. That’s the best part about poppy seed muffins! They’re a perfect contrast to the muffin’s soft interior. I bought my poppy seeds at the regular grocery store – after two muffin batches, the bottle is already gone. It’s money well spent, I promise.

Next on my list? Homemade poppy seed bagels. I think I’m up for the challenge.

Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - moist, sweet, and full of citrus flavor. No mixer required!

You don’t need a mixer for this recipe. In fact, I hardly ever use a mixer for my muffin recipes. I like to whisk them all by hand because I can be in full control. Muffin batters are fragile – even the slightest overmixing will give your muffins a heavy texture.

I love sprinkling the tops of muffins with coarse sugar. Similar to the poppy seeds, the coarse sugar gives these muffin tops a delightful crunch. Plus it makes the top sparkle – which I’m all about. 

The muffins are baked in a very hot oven for 5 minutes. Then, keeping the muffins in the oven, lower the temperature down for the remaining time. This is my beloved “muffin dome” trick. A quick burst of very hot air allows the muffin top to rise up quickly. Then the lower temperature bakes the center.

Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - moist, sweet, and full of citrus flavor. No mixer required!

Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins - moist, sweet, and full of citrus flavor. No mixer required!

Warm from the oven, these orange lemon poppy seed muffins are not complete without a pat of butter melting into each and every crevice. The perfect springtime breakfast if you ask me!

PS: This is the recipe I was testing when Kevin decided to draw the directions. He said my readers might prefer I draw all my recipes going forward because it will make me different from other food blogs. Pretty sure he was serious.

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Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Buttery and moist, these sweet citrus-infused muffins are the perfect treat to serve at breakfast or brunch. No need to lug out that heavy mixer, these simple muffins are mixed together by hand in minutes.

Yield: 12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes, plus cooling

Ingredients:

  • 2 and 1/3 cups (292g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) light brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) salted butter, melted*
  • juice and zest of 2 medium lemons*
  • juice and zest of 1 orange*
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (120g) non-fat or low-fat Greek or regular yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • coarse sugar, for sprinkling

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425F degrees.  Spray 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray.  Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk the flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange juice, and orange zest together until combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition. Whisk in the yogurt and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix together until no pockets of flour remain. Do not overmix. The batter is extremely thick.

Spoon the thick batter into the muffin tins, filling them all the way to the top. Sprinkle each with coarse sugar. Bake for 5 minutes at 425F.  Keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce oven temperature to 375F and continue to bake for 10-13 minutes longer until tops are lightly golden. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Top with additional lemon and/or orange zest if desired (optional).

Muffins stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. Try them with a simple lemon glaze too!

*I have used salted and unsalted butter interchangeably in this recipe without changing the amount of added salt. 

*1 medium-size lemon = approximately 1 tablespoon of lemon zest = 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice

*My large orange yielded about 1/4 cup of juice and 2 Tablespoons of zest.

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Try my favorite blueberry muffins next!

Jumbo Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins

 

Poppy seed fact: It takes 900,000 of these tiny black polka dots to equal one pound.

Orange Lemon Poppyseed Muffins - moist, sweet, and full of citrus flavor. No mixer required!

 

 

 

   

120 Responses to “Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.”

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    ami@naivecookcooksposted April 4, 2014 at 8:18 am

    I loooove orange . I loooove poppy seeds. These are perfect for me. I want them NOW in my life!

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    Nicolaposted April 4, 2014 at 8:30 am

    I have lemons. And a bag of poppy seeds. Hmmm. An idea forms…

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapronposted April 4, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Kevin cracks me up – that is hilarious!! Lemon poppyseed muffins are one of my favorite muffins – and the citrus from the orange is an awesome addition! Pinning to make!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:46 pm

      Thanks for pinning Chelsea! You’ve gotta try these sometime.

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    Chelsea @ Gal on a Missionposted April 4, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I love lemon poppyseed muffins, but have never tried orange lemon poppyseed. Sounds delicious. I think if you do draw your recipes it will definitely make you stand out. Bahaha – loved that, Sally.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Hahahaha Kevin was being 100% serious. lol

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    Sarah@WholeAndHeavenlyOvenposted April 4, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I love love the twist you did on these muffins! I haven’t even gotten around to trying my hand at lemon PS muffins, but when I do you can bet I’m going to be adding orange to my batter! I love how soft and moist these muffins look! That split muffin photo is just begging to be spread with cream cheese. ;) Pinned.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

      Thanks Sarah! You’re going to love poppy seed muffins. Truly one of my favorite varieties.

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    Chantal Bogandaposted April 4, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Wonderful Sally, I like the combination of flavors .
    Chantal

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    Mirposted April 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

    Love these! I baked the similar version from your cookbook. The orange twist is so good for breakfast!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:44 pm

      So glad you made the version from my cookbook. Try them with a little orange next!

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    Sara @ Dear Skimposted April 4, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Hoooly moly, my love for lemon poppy seed anything knows no bounds. These look & sound amazing!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)posted April 4, 2014 at 10:13 am

    Those look so beautiful and fun Sally! I want this in my life now!!

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    Colleen @ What's Baking in the Barbershop?!posted April 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Beautiful muffins! What a happy coincidence to discover the great orange lemon combo :)

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    Lisa @ Simple Pairingsposted April 4, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Ah! Sally, I saw poppy seed muffins earlier this week somewhere on the blogosphere, and my craving hit. I haven’t gotten around to making them yet, and I’m glad that I haven’t, because I love your orange AND lemon twist even better! Especially now that it’s warming up – citrus fits the bill perfectly. You always have such delicious stuff on your blog!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Thanks Lisa – and you’ve got to try these. Hands down the best lemon muffins I’ve ever had. Love the orange infusion too!

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    Gayleposted April 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

    All I can say is, THANKS!!!!!!!

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    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spiceposted April 4, 2014 at 10:34 am

    What a great idea to through together orange and lemon! These little cuties look delish!

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    Dawnposted April 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Can’t wait to try these. We love lemon poppyseed muffins, so these are sure to be a hit. I loved the little drawings of the ingredients. So cute. You and Kevin need to write a cookbook for kids and have him illustrate all the recipes!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

      Awesome idea, Dawn. I can pitch that cookbook idea to my publisher. ;) I know Kevin would be happy. Ha!

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    Cassieposted April 4, 2014 at 10:43 am

    These are great, Sally! I love the specks of poppy seeds in the bright yellow!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Yeah, Cassie! Poppy seed muffins are always so pretty. Have a great weekend!

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    erin @hooleywithazposted April 4, 2014 at 10:49 am

    these look like exactly what i need on a snowy day like today! so summery and delicious, and they remind me of summer.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted April 4, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Sign me up for Lemons Anonymous, too, because this baby’s got me wanting citrus nonstop! These muffins are irresistible, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

      Haha Georgia, I knew you’d join me. You love lemon as much as I do!

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    Erinposted April 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Wow! These look so fluffy and delicious. I absolutely love the idea of orange and lemon with poppyseed. So smart. And I think Kevin is on to something. ;) Have a lovely weekend, sweet Sally! xoxo

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    Laurenposted April 4, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I love the amount of lemon, orange, and citrus-y flavors popping up these days!!! So excited for warmer weather and to make lighter recipes. And I must say, I am so happy to have read about your muffin dome trick! It definitely makes a nice looking muffin!

    PS. A recipe full of drawings would have been the GREATEST april fools!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Hahahaha Lauren, yes – that would’ve been the BEST April Fool’s joke. Totally writing it down for next year. You’re a genius.

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted April 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

    Love these bright citrusy muffins, perfect for spring!

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    Gayatriposted April 4, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    Sally these look so good! You wont believe it but i’ve been thinking of poppy seed muffins for ages! Unfortunately the black seeds arent available in India very easily, i’ve looked all over :( hoping to find them and make these soon!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      If you find them and get to try these out, let me know how you like them Gayatri. Thanks so much.

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted April 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    These are so you! My mom loves poppyseed muffins and when I see the mega abundance of seeds in these, I know she’d love them! And with the citrus, so perfect for spring!

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    Molly | memo2munchposted April 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Sally, we’ve got some major telepathy going on. I just posted a recipe for lemon poppyseed muffins on my blog today too! I even used the technique of baking the muffins at a high temperature for the first five minutes, a trick I learned from you first!

    Your muffins look spectacular–I love the addition of orange, it must add a whole new dimension to the citrus flavor! Next time I make muffins, I’m trying these. Than is for yet another delicious recipe!

    Molly

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      Molly, that’s too funny. Great minds think alike! The high temperature trick works wonders. I swear by it. Hope you give these a try!

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    Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com}posted April 4, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Lemon Poppyseed muffins are my kids’ favorite and these sound even more amazing. Love that dusting of beautiful zest. Perfect for Spring!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      The extra zest on top was a last minute decision. Gave the tops a little flavor boost! Thanks Marina

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    Alexe @ Keys to the Cucinaposted April 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    YUM! I tried to make lemon poppy seed bread two weeks ago and it was terrrrrible and ended up turning into a brick which I had to throw away :( But. these look so yummy and might get me to attempt lemon poppy thing again :)

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Alexe, poppy seed bread sounds delicious! So sorry yours didn’t turn out. You definitely need to give these muffins a try now!

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    ashley - baker by natureposted April 4, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    I am a poppyseed fanatic these days! Love this bright little muffins :) xoxo

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    Shelby S http://bellabakes.netposted April 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Oh my these look delicious! Love the colors! :)

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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Lifeposted April 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    These warm from the oven…that’s EXACTLY what I’m craving right now. Love the lemon/orange combo. How spring-y!

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted April 4, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    I freaking love these!!! So yummy!

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    Danaposted April 4, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    YEEESSSSS!!! :D Sally, thank you! Poppy seed muffins are my favorite and I couldn’t stop grinning when I saw this new recipe. I think I’ll make these over the weekend! :)

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    Kenton @ Lemon & Olivesposted April 4, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! I’m a big fan of these muffins and love the fact you included orange. I hope you decide to make the bagels, because that would be epic!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Thanks Kenton! Ok, now I definitely have to make those bagels. I’ll get around to it, I promise. Hope you try these!

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    sueposted April 4, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Oh man, I can’t wait to try these. They look so good
    Also, I just made the Maple Almond Cluster Granola. It is to die for. I Can’t stop munching(crunch crunch) on it!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 4th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

      Love that stuff! Thanks Sue.

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    Amy @ the anorexic chefposted April 4, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    These look so pretty! I can’t wait to make them for brunch/daily cake breaks over the weekend! I also love the idea of using orange rather than lemon, even though I too am lemon obsessed!

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    Beth @ bethcakesposted April 4, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    I’ve seen a lot of lemon poppy seed things recently, so I love that you added orange to these muffins! I bet they taste just like springtime. :) I think you should start a Lemons Anonymous club! Seriously. I would totally be there, haha. Love these!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Hahahaha Beth, I’m glad you’ll join my Lemons Anonymous club. ;)

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Bakingposted April 4, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Kevin is right — I haven’t seen very many (if any, at all) food blogs that draw out their directions! Maybe he wants to be your resident artist? ;) Really good idea though! Back to your muffins… I ONLY ate lemon poppy seed muffins when I was growing up. No blueberry, no chocolate (but only because my mom wouldn’t let us!), nothing besides lemon poppy seed. And if the bakery put slivered almonds on top, I picked them all off. Bleck! My how times have changed… And I almost always make orange poppy seed muffins instead of lemon because of how much my guy loves his OJ!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Amy, I’m so glad you love lemon poppy seed AND orange poppy seed so much. Even though you picked off the almonds – those would add a nice touch!! I might have to add them for my next batch.

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      • Amy @ Amy's Healthy Bakingreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 7:13 pm

        I still pick off the slivered almonds (I love the soft muffin tops too much), but at least I eat them myself now instead of pawning them off to my mom! ;)

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted April 4, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    One, I am in love with the lemon-poppy seed combo so I know these muffins and I will be fast friends — and two, I LOVE that Kevin drew the recipe directions for you! Hilarious.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 10:46 am

      Hahaha thanks Stephanie – Kevin is certainly happy everyone loves his drawing idea lol. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted April 5, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I am pretty sure these muffins are smiling at me! Love how cheerful they look and are packed with flavor! Pinned!

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    Arrielleposted April 5, 2014 at 3:12 am

    I have to try this technique the next time I make muffins. I always use a mixer and never heard of baking them for a few minutes and lowering the temp. I can’t wait to see taste the difference. This recipe looks great although I’m sure mine would all be gone in one day.

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    Layla @ Brunch Time Bakerposted April 5, 2014 at 7:48 am

    How yummy! The flavors sound wonderful !

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    Caley Buxtonposted April 5, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I’ve been wanting to make muffins lately, and these look delicious! Poppyseed lemon cake/muffins always remind me of my grandma; it was a combination she used a lot when my sister and I stayed at her house. It’s been a long time since I’ve had anything like it. Orange is a great idea; I’d also like to try grapefruit. I love grapefruit, and they just don’t seem to be used much!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Oh grapefruit – what a fun twist, Caley! I have to try that next time. Great suggestion!

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    Kaitlyn @ birchtreebakingposted April 5, 2014 at 11:45 am

    These look delicious and great for spring!
    I’m just curious…how do you add the copyright watermark and the banners to your photos? Is it a feature in Lightroom? I don’t have Lightroom but was considering buying it and was wondering if that was a feature!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 10:50 am

      Hi Kaitlyn! Yep, I add my watermark in Lightroom. I have it preset to be the same on ALL photos I export.

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    Nicole20posted April 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Saw these on your blog the other day, and I just made them because I couldn’t stop thinking about how good they sounded. Was very excited when I found a bottle of poppy seeds in my cupboard! Didn’t put quite as much poppy seed or lemon as you listed (I admit, it sounded like too much). They turned out really good, but next time (there WILL be a next time) I make them, I will not shy away from the full listed amounts. A bigger punch of the flavors will make them even better! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Nicole! So glad you tried them.

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    Kariposted April 5, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Sally, I want to make these soon but as a poor college student I don’t have little muffin tins, only large ones! Do you think I should extend the cooking time a bit? Maybe I should just invest in more muffin tins :)

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 10:57 am

      Hi Kari! Do you mean that you do not have a 12-count muffin pan? That is the size of these muffins. To make in a jumbo 6-count muffin pan, the bake time will be much higher. Closer to 25 minutes total (maybe a little more).

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    Alexposted April 5, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    These look sooooo delicious! A couple of weeks ago we posted a vegan blueberry lemon muffin recipe (http://www.veganosity.com/food/vegan-lemon-blueberry-muffins/) and it was so good! I think I can definitely turn this into a vegan dish.

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    Tara @ Rovin' Ramblerposted April 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    These look awesome and I’d love to try them…however, I don’t know if I can find poppyseeds where I live. How about subbing chia?

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 11:11 am

      Hi Tara! I’m unsure – I’ve never tried that substitution before. If you give it a go, let me know!

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      • Tara @ Rovin' Ramblerreplied on May 12th, 2014 at 8:36 am

        I just made them with chia seeds! Worked like a charm :) I also made them in Malaysia, in a toaster oven, with no zester and very few measuring implements…so it’s safe to say there’s really no way to go wrong with these delish muffins :)

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    Jess @ Sweet Menuposted April 6, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Oh I love muffins, what a lovely flavour combination. They look just perfect!

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    Fatimaposted April 6, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Hiii sally I have recieved ur cookbook today amd im so thrilled actually I want to try out all of the recipes but i can only start with one 2day, can u please recommend a reipe to start with since its ur book, I also wanted to tell u how much I liked the book so well organized and colorful that makes it so beautiful I spent the last 3 hours reading the whole book im really obsessed with it
    thaaank you so mmuch fpr sharing ur wonderful recipes and making baking so much sweeter and irresistible

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Hi Fatima! Why not start with the first recipe and bake your way through? :) Thanks so much for buying it – I’m so glad you love it and spent so much time reading it already!

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    Laura Dembowskiposted April 6, 2014 at 8:32 am

    I’m so craving one of these right now! I love Sunkist oranges and lemons. I have a whole box of oranges in my kitchen right now.

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    Austriaposted April 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Hi Sally,
    I made the lemon poppy seed muffins from your book a few days ago. They looked great, were very moist & fluffy & delicious. I will definitely be trying this version soon. Love the addition of orange! Also, love that you put estimated amounts of the zest & juice used too. With my muffins I felt that perhaps I had a little too much lemon in there. Maybe my lemons were bigger/juicier….. Thanks again! Looking forward to baking more delicious things from your blog & book very soon……:)

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Thanks Austria! I’m so glad that you’ve already tried the lemon version. Let me know any more blog and book recipes you try!

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    theresaposted April 6, 2014 at 2:30 pm

    Sally- I can’t bake. I can’t bake at all, even when I follow a recipe to the t. My cookies are always hard, my quick bread is always dry, and my husband won’t come anywhere close to my muffins. HOWEVER, I’ve been using your recipes to bake, and my hubs keeps complimenting me. Thanks for changing my life in baking. You have a gift. We just had your raspberry quick bread (subbing in blueberries b/c we love them) yesterday! YUM!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 6th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Theresa. What a sweet comment! I’m so happy that my recipes are giving you the confidence in the kitchen. Please, please let me know any more recipes you try!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted April 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm

    I have had orange muffins on my list for so long. These look and sound fabulous – a must make!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted April 7, 2014 at 3:30 am

    This is certainly the perfect way to start my mornings – and I also have a huge bag of lemons to use up. What great timing!

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    Jackieposted April 7, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Made these last night for my daughters to take to school for snack time–a huge hit! I was determined to make them because lemon-poppyseed is my daughter Lucy’s favorite but I had never tackled them before. Thanks so much for another great recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on April 7th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      So glad you all enjoyed these Jackie! Thanks for reporting back.

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    Andreaposted April 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

    OMG Sally! Since I have started following you – I have put on 5lbs! I blame you for this! (j/k) Your recipes are amazing, easy to follow…and did I say amazing? I am about to try my hand at these muffins and I can’t wait! Thank you for your awesomeness…I’m having a blast with all of your recipes!!!! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on April 7th, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks Andrea! You’re so sweet. It’s funny – when my fiancé and I finally moved in together, he was around the baked goods more often. We both joined a gym right away. ;)

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    Amberposted April 7, 2014 at 7:26 pm

    Hey Sally great recipe! I tried these out today and they were perfect! But as time passed by, I noticed they started to get really dry. I know I baked it for the suggested amount of time but I was hoping you could think of something I did wrong.

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    • Sallyreplied on April 8th, 2014 at 7:18 am

      Hmm. Maybe you added a little more flour by accident. That happens to me all the time with muffins when I’m not super precise. You can even reduce the flour by a couple Tablespoons – that will surely help! Or just slather them with some butter or jam. ;) Just kidding… sort of. Thanks Amber!

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    Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugarposted April 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Yum! The flavors sound amazing and the contrast the poppy seeds give looks divine! What a perfect springtime muffin. :)

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    Angelaposted April 9, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Hi Sally,

    These little beauties are great, we just tasted one before going to bed! Your blog is inspiring and you’re full of creative ideas :)

    As a matter of housekeeping, you don’t specificy in the directions when to add the vanilla.

    Thanks for the great recipe!
    Angela

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    • Sallyreplied on April 9th, 2014 at 11:19 am

      Whoops! How did I forget that? I’ll add it in right away. So happy you loved them. Thanks Angela!

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      • Angelareplied on April 9th, 2014 at 12:24 pm

        You’re more than welcome. Thank you (stuffs muffin into face)!

        I made a few changes to your recipe and will post to my own blog, will a shout out and link back to you be the proper way to do so?

        Thanks again :)
        Angela

        • Sallyreplied on April 9th, 2014 at 2:03 pm

          That’s fine – thank you!

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    Maryposted April 9, 2014 at 6:15 am

    Hi Sally,
    I have made several of your muffin recipes and loved them. This recipe had good flavour, but I found them to be quite dense.
    I wonder what I did wrong?
    I will try them again though. I love them lemon and orange combo.
    Thanks!

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    Yingstarposted April 10, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    such a yummy combo! i already know that this is gonna be one of my fav muffins of all time!

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    Laura @ Raise Your Gardenposted April 11, 2014 at 9:03 am

    These look simply divine!

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    Toddposted April 11, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Love poppy seed in a sweet bread. These should be just as good if not better.

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    Whitneyposted April 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Made these today. Your description is spot-on: buttery and moist. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

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    Linseyposted April 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    Hi! I literally just pulled these out of the oven and they are beautiful!! The sparkly coarse sugar on top is to die for! : ) (I get really excited about stuff like this…lol) Can’t wait to try one and take the rest to work tomorrow to share with friends (lucky ducks). : ) Thanks for a great recipe!

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    Alyssaposted April 18, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Hey there sally, could i substitute the poppy seeds for chia seeds?:D

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    • Sallyreplied on April 18th, 2014 at 5:35 am

      I’m sure you could – though I’ve never tried it before.

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    Krystelposted April 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

    Hey Sally, if I don’t have poppy seeds can I leave it out and still make these orange lemon muffins??

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    • Sallyreplied on April 19th, 2014 at 12:12 pm

      That would be fine.

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    Jenniferposted April 19, 2014 at 3:29 am

    Made these last night to overcome my phobia of cale making (long story involving a lose bottom tin, wet mix and a dirty oven) and they turned out great!!! Now try and keep the flour and eggs away from me!

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    Simonposted April 20, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Hi what if I don’t have the yogurt? Is there another substitute or can I just omit it?

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    • Sallyreplied on April 20th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Do not omit; you may use sour cream instead.

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    Jennyposted April 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    This is the most amazing recipe I have ever used! The batter is so fluffy and beautiful. The muffins came out to perfection!!! I would recommend this to EVERYONE! Go try it!

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    siljaposted May 10, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Made these delicious muffins together with my 3,5 year old daughter yesterday. As we only had raspberry yoghurt at home we used this instead. We made 24 little ones and decorated some of them with fancy little stars. Great and easy recipe. And ever so delicious fresh tasting muffins. Thanks:-)

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    cassieposted May 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    These are fantastic!! They were perfect for my mother’s day breakfast. Although the directions say to grease one muffin pan, I didn’t realize that I was only getting 12 muffins. (it was pretty early, and I hadn’t drank enough coffee, so that may have had something to do with it.) Moral of the story: make sure you double or triple this recipe, since they won’t be around long enough to get stale:)

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    Jackieposted May 20, 2014 at 1:15 am

    I’ve tried several of your muffin recipes before, and they’ve all been huge hits at my house, so I’m excited to bake these next!

    Quick question, though: you mention reduced-fat yogurt in the recipe. If I use full-fat plain yogurt instead, will it effect the consistency?

    Thanks for all the great recipes!

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    • Sallyreplied on May 20th, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Not at all – full fat will be just fine!

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    Monicaposted May 29, 2014 at 3:29 am

    I was going to omit the poppy seeds but add raspberries. Do you think that will make them too “wet”? Should I bake longer? Increase the flour?

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    Janiceposted July 6, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    hi Sally,
    I love your muffin recipes! I’ve tried a few and they all turned out to be wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing them!!
    I can’t wait to try baking these orange muffins as well. but it happens that i don’t have yogurt at home… is it fine to substitute the yogurt with milk or buttermilk?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 7th, 2014 at 6:38 am

      Hi Janice! Buttermilk would be best.

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      • Janicereplied on July 14th, 2014 at 3:22 am

        i just tried it with buttermilk. they came out MARVELLOUS!!! and they have a beautiful dome! thanks for the recipe =]

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    Kayleighposted July 18, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Another great recipe!! These turned out perfectly, and I’m sure my family of 6 will devour these within a couple days. I drizzled a lemon glaze over the tops of mine instead of the coarse sugar. I tested one (of course) before I put the rest away, and the texture was just great–light and fluffy. Thanks again for another tasty recipe!

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    CBposted September 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Made a half batch today into mini muffins. Used your timing from the chocolate chip muffin recipe (which I made last week!). Had no yogurt, milk or sour cream so substituted the yogurt with the only non-butter dairy product left in the fridge – vanilla ice cream haha. Still came out wonderfully. Thank you!

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    Amyposted September 21, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Sally,
    Excited to make these soon! Was just wondering if these muffins freeze well like your other muffin recipes?

    Hope you enjoyed your wedding!

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    • Sallyreplied on September 22nd, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Absolutely! 2-3 months in the freezer.

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    Amber Cushmanposted September 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I was wondering if I wanted to omit the orange just add more lemon to it?

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    • Sallyreplied on September 28th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Amber – yep, simply replace the fresh orange juice and zest with lemon juice/zest.

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    Canadian Girlposted November 22, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    made with juice of 2 oranges and one lemon. Zest of 2 oranges and one lemon.
    Kind of gummy — tasted good. I would make these again.

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