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
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.
Bake in a preheated 400° oven 18 to 22 minutes, or until wooden stick comes out clean.
Let cool in pan 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and serve warm or let cool completely.
Makes 12 muffins.