Oat Flour Orange Poppyseed Muffins + a Virtual Baby Shower

Nicole Shower Invite

Sometimes, in this world, you are lucky enough to make friends who will listen to you when you have bitching to do, who will text you when they know you’ve had a rough day, who will always give you a shoulder to lean on. And if you are lucky enough to have that kind of person, then you repay them in every way you can. I’m sure you know Nicole from Prevention RD. We’ve never met but we were introduced through a foodie pen pal program a few years ago and she’s become one of my most favorite people. She’s kind, caring, a great listener. Hilarious, enthusiastic, always willing to chat about things that are both important and trivial.
In the next few weeks, Nicole and her fabulous husband will be welcoming their adorable baby girl, Shea. Great name, right? And so we had to celebrate in the only way we know how – with food. Today, a few friends and I are getting together to celebrate this fantastic gal and her even more fantastic little gal. Check out what we’ve cooked up.
Heather from Hezzie D’s Books and Cooks whipped up some pink lemonade popcorn. And then I died because it sounds and looks amazing in every way. And perfect for a little girl shower!
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Branny from Branny Boils Over made some browned butter butterscotch cookies. She is wise and knows that everything is better with browned butter. These would definitely be the first to go off the dessert table!

Eva of Eva Bakes made one bowl basic blondies, which are anything but basic. They’re fantastic, to say the least!
Nikki from Seeded at the Table whipped up greek pimento cheese. Nikki is a smart one. She knows the way to a gal’s heart is with cheese!
Greek Pimento Cheese-4
Joelen of What’s Cooking Chicago made Biscoff breakfast rolls and my head exploded. Breakfast rolls are already amazing but with biscoff?! What!?
Biscoff Breakfast Rolls
Melissa of I Was Born to Cook contributed these crustless cheese and kale mini quiches. Baby shower food is meant to be mini and these definitely hit the spot!

And for my contribution, I’m whipping up some oat flour orange poppyseed mini muffins. When I picture a baby shower, I picture brunch. Desserts, breakfasts, virgin mimosas floating around. And baskets filled with muffins. Of course, Nicole is the author of an amazing cookbook that uses only almond flour. I didn’t have any on hand but wanted to honor her in some way, so I went with oat flour. This was my first time experimenting with oat flour and I think I might start to use it more frequently. It gave the muffins a great texture, not too moist but not too dry. And it lends a slightly sweet, nutty taste. Perfect for a baby shower brunch!

Oat Flour Orange Poppyseed Muffins
Oat Flour Orange Poppyseed Muffins + a Virtual Baby Shower

Yield: Makes approximately 16 muffins


  • 1/4 cup + 1/2 Tbsp. sugar
  • zest of one orange, divided
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 6 Tbsp. Greek yogurt
  • For topping:
  • 2 Tbsp. oat flour
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp. cold butter
  • half the orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 and fill a mini muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, orange zest, oat flour, poppy seeds, baking soda and baking powder.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together butter, egg and Greek yogurt. Pour the mixture into the flour mixture and stir until just combined.
  4. Divide the batter between the muffin tin holes, filling 3/4 to the top.
  5. Prepare the topping by combining flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and orange zest in a bowl. Cut in butter until it forms coarse crumbs.
  6. Sprinkle the topping onto the muffins.
  7. Bake for 16 minutes until cooked through.
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19 thoughts on “Oat Flour Orange Poppyseed Muffins + a Virtual Baby Shower

  1. Thank you for hosting such a fabulous virtual baby shower Kim! Everyone’s offerings look amazing and I only wish we all could have gotten together in person. Someday, I’m hopeful we will so we can laugh, eat and drink… all things we do best together! :)

  2. Yes, thank you for pulling this together to echo Brady :) You girls are so sweet and I feel the same about you, Kim…you’re the best. Seriously. Your friendship (and this shower!) mean so much to me! Thank you!! Oh, and the muffins…pass me a few of those, please!

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