Orange poppyseed muffins

DSC_1735I’m sitting on my bed just before sunrise at 5:39 on a Wednesday morning deciding on how to write this post. Complete writers block.
It’s not that I don’t have much to share, it’s that I have so much to share that I can’t place it into words.
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I recently renovated La Gallette… took ages to do and they’re is so much left to complete, do you like it?
I recently started school after the end of year holidays and I’m in year 11 (yippee!). To be honest I’m so freaked out. But I think these muffins will heal all the worries.
I initially made these for quick pick-me-up breakfasts but they were just too good to be just breakfast muffins. Lunch muffins, afternoon tea muffins, after school muffins, midnight treat muffins… THEY’RE ANYTIME MUFFINS. 
They’re moist and sweet and of course, orange-y. They’re studded with tiny teeny specks of poppyseeds all wrapped up in a tender crumb. Don’t get me started on the smell of these babes… 
So without further ado, the recipe:

Orange poppyseed muffins


  • 1 1/2 cup Plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 3/4 cup Whole meal flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground cardamom
  • 1/3 (83ml) cup Sunflower oil (or any other neutral tasting oil)
  • 1/2 (125ml) cup Plant-based milk
  • 1/2 (125ml) cup Orange juice (about 2 medium sized oranges)
  • 2 Oranges, zested
  • 1/2 (125ml) cup Mashed banana (about 1 medium sized banana
  • 1/3 cup Poppy seeds
  • 2/3 cup Caster sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 12-holed muffin/cupcake tin with liners.
  2. Combine the plain flour, whole meal flour, baking powder, salt, cardamom, caster sugar and poppy seeds in a large bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until evenly combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture evenly into the prepared muffin tin.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the muffins and the tops are lightly golden.
  6. Store in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.


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