Cherry Orange Poppy Seed Muffin


2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup milk

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 cup Mariani Dried Cherries

3 tablespoons grated orange peel


1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add milk, melted butter and egg, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Gently stir in Mariani Dried Cherries and orange peel. Fill paper-lined muffins cups 3/4 full.

3. Bake in oven 18 to 22 minutes, or until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm or let cool completely.

Makes 12 muffins.