Orange Poppy Seed Vegan Muffins

Orange Poppy Seed Vegan Muffins


  • 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • ½ cup poppy seeds
  • cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • cup unbleached white flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp grated orange peel


  • Put flax seeds with ½ cup milk in a blender. Let soak for 5 minutes.
  • In a small skillet toast the poppy seeds over low heat until fragrant- stirring constantly, about 2-3 minutes, then let cool.
  • In a large bowl mix the flours, baking powder, salt and cardamom and stir in the seeds.
  • Add to the blender the maple syrup, orange juice, vanilla, oil, and the remaining soy milk and blend. Add the orange peel and pulse to combine.
  • Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and add maple mixture. Fill cupcakes ¾ each. Bake at 350°F 17-20 minutes.


Decorate the top with a twirl of orange peel.


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