Blood Orange Poppy Seed Muffins with a Blood Orange Glaze

Lemon poppyseed muffins are an all time favorite of mine. So are blood oranges, which is why this happened! These muffins have IT. They have a totally unique taste and are so satisfying. The glaze is completely optional, but it gives the muffins a decadent finish making it perfect to serve for a brunch or just savoring the weekend. The glaze also turned out to be a gorgeous color which is another reason to love it. 

Blood Orange Poppy Seed Muffins with a Blood Orange Glaze (makes ~12 small muffins or 6 large muffins)

  •  1 cup flour
  • 1 cup cashew meal
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp juice from blood orange (~1 blood orange)
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 heaping tsp of zest from blood orange (~1 blood orange)

Blood Orange Glaze

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp blood orange juice
  • 1 heaping tsp of blood orange zest

Preheat oven to 350*F and grease muffin pan. Add dry ingredients together in one bowl (1 cup flour, 1 cup cashew meal, 1.5 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt.  In a separate bowl,  combine almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla, coconut oil and blood orange juice until incorporated. Next, add wet ingredients to dry a little at a time (~3 rounds). Finally, mix in poppy seeds and blood orange zest. Spoon into muffin pan and bake for ~15-20 minutes.

To make the glaze, simple whip all the ingredients together (powdered sugar, blood orange juice and blood orange zest).  Let the muffins cool completely before adding the glaze and enjoy!