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Blood Orange and Poppy Seed Muffins

Prep Time10 mins
Servings: 12


  • 2/3 cup of white sugar
  • Zest of two small blood oranges
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • Juice of two small blood oranges
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter softened
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with cooking spray.
  • Combine the sugar with the blood orange zest together in a bowl with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and the blood orange fragrance is strong. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl until well combined.
  • Beat the sour cream, blood orange juice, eggs, vanilla extract, softened butter, and blood orange sugar together in a bowl with a mixer until creamy and smooth. Slowly combine the flour mixture with the sour cream mixture. Add the poppy seeds and mix well.
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin cups in the tray.
  • Place into the oven and cook for 16-18 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the muffins cool on a rack before serving. Enjoy.