This blog post has been updated to include shiny new photos…on 26/8/2017. I made a batch of 12 large and 12 mini of these orange poppyseed mini cakes with hidden chia to send into the school cake stall. I have to admit, I was amazed at just how easy and how tasty this recipe is. It does contain sugar, but only 1/4 cup which is much less than most recipes for a batch this size!
A few weeks back I picked up a mini cupcake silicone tray at the supermarket. It only holds 12 and I regret not having bought more than one as they don’t have them anymore. This is what happens when I do grocery shopping by myself on a Sunday night! So I put the little tray on my stack of oven trays and tried to ignore it, but I finally gave into temptation yesterday and made some mini treats for lunchboxes.
They are treats, they do contain sugar, but only 1/4 cup! Much less sugar than most batches this size of muffins, but they are yummy and they have passed freezer, taste and adult taste testing. They are perfect for a little pick me up mid afternoon.
As a bonus- there are hidden chia seeds in them. I love it because the poppy seeds effectively hide the chia for you! I decided yesterday afternoon that having 36 of these on my kitchen bench was a recipe for disaster as they were so moreish, so I took some into my daughters preschool for the teachers.
I have also some recipes where you can put in some poppyseed to your kid’s snacks. Check them out: