Orange Poppy-Seed Muffins

One of my biggest inspirations when making soap is food.  Apparently, anything that I love to eat, I’d also love to slather on my body.  So when I developed the Orange Poppy-seed soap recipe, it gave me quite a craving for some muffins.  Which I was glad to oblige with some baking.

Poppyseed muffin and watermelon

I’ve experimented like crazy with my sprouted flour.  Unfortunately, I’ve had a lot more failures than successes.  Mostly, I blame the 1:1 ratio that I used for all my grains and legumes.  Really, I’ve been working on an Ezekiel bread recipe but I think I’ve got to boost the grains’ ratio vs the beans to get the texture right.  But first – we’re using up the sprouted flour mix that I’ve already made . . .

When I tried this with 100% sprouted flour, the texture was too crumbly and heavy so I recommend adding in all-purpose or bread flour to lighten it up.  With this recipe, I used our sprouted flour but you can definitely substitute a regular whole wheat flour or even just use 100% all-purpose.

Orange Poppyseed Muffins

Orange Poppy-Seed Muffins makes 12 muffins

1 cup sprouted whole grain flour (or whole wheat flour or all-purpose!)

1 cup all-purpose flour

1-1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup sour cream

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

8 Tbs butter, melted

1/4 cup orange juice

Zest from one orange

2 tsp poppy seeds


-Preheat oven to 350˚

-Grease muffin tin or use paper liners.

-Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

-Whisk the egg in a medium bowl.

-Add the sugar to the egg and mix together well.

-Stir in the sour cream, vanilla, butter, orange juice, zest and poppy seeds.

-Gently mix the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients.  Take care not to over-mix – just until everything is combined.

-Fill the muffin tin wells with the batter to about 2/3’s full.

-Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the muffins are golden brown on top.



If you’re a soap-maker who happens to be in the mood for more orange poppy-seed in your life, check out my cold-process Orange Poppy-seed soap recipe!

Cold-process soap Orange Poppy seed


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