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Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

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Make these muffins for a “pick me up” on a winter’s day. The process of rubbing the sugar with the citrus zest is sure to make you happy. I made them today with oranges, but this recipe is awesome with lemons too.

Ingredients

  • FOR THE MUFFINS:
  • ½ cups Butter, Melted
  • 1 whole Orange, Zest And Juice, Divided
  • ⅔ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ¼ teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • ¾ cups Sour Cream
  • 2 whole Large Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • _____
  • FOR THE GLAZE:
  • 1-½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Orange Juice

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan or line with paper cups.

Melt 1/2 cup of butter and set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, zest the orange (juice it as well, and set the juice aside for later) and add sugar. Using your hands, rub the orange zest and sugar together until well blended and fragrant. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds. Mix until well blended.

In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, eggs, vanilla, fresh -squeezed orange juice (reserve 3 Tablespoons of it for the glaze), and melted butter until well mixed. Pour liquid mixture over the dry ingredients. Gently stir until just combined. Do not over mix, a few lumps are fine.

Spoon into your prepared muffin pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 – 18 minutes, or until golden brown and cake tester comes out clean.

While the muffins are baking, make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons orange juice until smooth.

Remove muffins from pan, place on a cooling rack with a cookie sheet beneath to catch the over spill. Allow to cool for a few minutes before drizzling the glaze over muffins.

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girl kneads bread on 7.1.2011

These were yummy – i used lime instead of orange and it was very delicious!! Was unsure of how many limes would equal an orange; guestimated and it turned out great! Did need more than 3T juice for the glaze, almost the juice of a whole other lime. Thanks for such a yummy recipe! :)

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heidimay18 on 4.27.2011

These were crisp on the outside but so tender and fluffy inside. We loved them!

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kathyingreendale on 2.20.2011

These were so easy, and are delicious! I loved mixing the zest and sugar together with my hands….so fragrant! Will be trying these with lemons and almond extract next time.

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