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Mandarin Orange Dark Chocolate + Poppy Seed Muffins

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x


The bright mandarin orange juice combined with sweet dark chocolate is the perfect mid-morning snack combination.


  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seed mixed with 6 tablespoons water (2 flax eggs)
  • 1/2 cup non dairy milk
  • Juice and zest of 3 mandarin oranges
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 46 ounces dark chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease muffin pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine maple syrup, flax seed eggs, milk, zest, orange juice, and vanilla extract. Whisk ingredients together until combined. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and whisk until combined. Fold in the chopped dark chocolate and poppy seeds.
  4. Fill muffin tins about 3/4 way up the sides (1/4-1/3 cup batter for each muffin) and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until, when touched, tops spring back.
  5. Store at room temperature for up to 5 days. Yields 12.


  • Serving Size: 1