Orange Scented Sour Cream Muffins With Poppy Seed Streusel

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins

I make these muffins every Christmas and this year I made them for Thanksgiving too - they smell and taste amazing, lots of different flavors going on with a pretty poppy seed streusel on top! Always a big hit! Recipe comes from the Cooking Light 2005 Holiday magazine (the ultimate resource for holiday cooking!!) and I can't believe no one has posted them yet!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and prepare muffin tins.
  2. Prepare Struesel - combine all ingredients. Set aside.
  3. For the muffins, in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt, if using, until combined. Make a well in the center.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, combine buttermilk and remaining muffin ingredients.
  5. Pour mixture into well of flour mixture.
  6. Stir with a wooden spoon until just combined - will be lumpy.
  7. Spoon batter into muffin cups and sprinkle evenly with poppy seed struesel.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove to wire racks to cool immediately.
  10. These freeze well. Place on counter several hours until thawed or, if eating directly from freezer, reheat in microwave for 15 seconds until warm (not hot).
Most Helpful

Phenomenal, even my 2 picky sons gobbled them down! Buttermilk plus baking powder gives them nice lift.

SAHMchef January 18, 2013

These were good, though I didn't taste any orange flavor at all. But otherwise, they were good. We had them for a quick snack to tie us over before dinner. I want to make them again and try adding fresh squeeze orange juice, just to boost that citrus flavoring a bit. Made for ZWT5.

NorthwestGal June 05, 2009

These are not going to last long at my house. They are too good. This recipe combines a bunch of flavors I love and it works so well. Really moist also! I made 12 muffins and they came out HUGE and look like something you would buy at a bakery. This recipe is a keeper for me.

FrVanilla June 02, 2009