Almond Poppy Seed Muffins: The Best Recipe EVER

This recipe for almond poppy seed muffins creates light, airy, sweet muffins perfect for breakfast or with a cup of coffee as a snack.

This is my FAVORITE muffin recipe. I make these almond poppy seed muffins all the time, and could eat the entire batch myself (but I don’t…not in one sitting anyways!). I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

Almond Poppy Seed Muffins
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  • 1-3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (I like a strong almond flavor, and use 1 teaspoon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Sliced almonds to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds and set aside. Cream butter, sugar and extract. Add eggs, beating well. Add flour mixture alternately with milk into butter mixture. Pour into greased muffin tins (or ungreased paper muffin cups) and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Bake 24 minutes or till top springs back. Makes 10 large muffins, or 12 smaller muffins.
  2. You can also make a glaze with mixture of 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons heavy cream, and 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract if desired.


These almond poppy seed muffins freeze well.



This recipe for almond poppy seed muffins creates light, airy, sweet muffins perfect for breakfast or with a cup of coffee as a snack.

If you are a fan of muffins for breakfast, try my Banana Oatmeal Muffins! Want something more savory? Try my Mini Breakfast Quiches, Baked Prosciutto and Egg Cups, or my Breakfast Pizza Cups. You can also check out my board Baking on Pinterest for lots of other great recipes.


  1. Maureen says:
    That looks delish! Problem is I never see poppy seeds here lol
  2. April@The 21st Century Housewife says:
    No wonder you love those muffins - they look and sound fantastic! Thanks for sharing your recipe.
  3. Funky Mama Bird says:
    I'm wondering if I could make similar muffins out of almond flour... hhhmmm... They look so good and we don't eat wheat over here
  4. I love poppyseed muffins and have never once made them from scratch. GASP. They have such nice box mixes. haha. But you've inspired me. Thanks for linking up. Glad you're back.
  5. Dazee Dreamer says:
    Poppyseed muffins are my all time favorite. They seem not to have them at a lot of places anymore. It bums me out.
  6. Courtney says:
    i LOVE poppyseed muffins. Haven't made them in a while. Thinking they might be a good treat for my free day. YUM!
  7. The Activity Mom says:
    Can't wait to give these a try! I'll probably only make them once because I'll be the one eating the whole batch. =) Ha ha
  8. Sally's_Blog says:
    I am going to make these and freeze before the baby comes! I love poppy seed muffins and Germans don't have sell them anywhere! Thanks!
  9. Sharlene T. says:
    MMmmmmmMMmmmm... great recipe and I can taste them already... thanks for sharing... you know how I'm going to cook these... come visit when you can...

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  10. says:
    They look so good, I love adding poppyseed in and will definitely try your recipe!
  11. yummy!!
  12. Mmmmm nom nom nom.
  13. I am so making these!! Yum. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
  14. Almonds, poppyseeds...what else do you need..chocolate chips? Just kidding. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Thanks for linking to Tickled Pink a couple weeks ago...I took a little (unexpected break) but I am back!
  15. I've never liked muffins until I started baking them (so easy) and this looks delish!! I happen to have poppyseeds too! Alison recently posted..Tasty Thursday: Gingerbread LoafMy Profile


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