Cherry Orange Poppy Seed Muffins

 	 	 
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.