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Poppy Seed Orange Muffins Recipe

When our whole family has the day off together, we like to start our day with muffins for breakfast. This recipe made me a runner-up winner in the baked goods division at our county fair.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 2-2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the yogurt, orange juice concentrate, orange peel and extract. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture just until moistened.
  • 2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. Yield: 16 muffins.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 224 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 319 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.