I’m in Provo, Utah right now celebrating my mom’s graduation from BYU!
This is the first time I’ve been with my five siblings – without spouses – in about 20 years! My family is pretty spread out. I have a sister here in Utah, a brother in Texas, a brother moving to Nevada, I’m in California and my mom, dad, sister and brother in different parts of Arizona. It’s really difficult to get all of us together so this has been so much fun! But of course I had to share an awesome recipe with you while I’m away, check these babies out:
I love almonds and almond flavoring! If it has almonds in it, I will most likely love it. I also love muffins. This is the perfect combo of the two! You can also make this recipe into lemon poppy seed muffins (If you know me at all, you know I’m not a huge lemon fan…ha! 😉 These muffins went fast at my house! Hope you’ll give them a try!
- 1-3/4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. poppy seeds
- 1 egg beaten
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1/2-1 tsp. almond extract depending on how much almond taste you like!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Fill a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds.
- In another small bowl, combine the beaten egg, milk, oil and almond extract. Add the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just moistened.
- Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown on edges and the tops spring back when touched. ENJOY!!
- *To turn these into lemon poppy seed muffins, replace the almond extract with lemon extract and add a few drops of yellow food coloring, if desired.
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Cropped Stories says
Thanks so much for the follow back on Pinterest! Happy TGIF and I hope you have a fantastic weekend :o)
Kate Dean says
Almond poppyseed muffins were on my “to make” list for this week. Your recipe has a lot less oil than the one I was going to make, so I’m going to try yours instead. Have fun in Provo! We moved from Provo a couple months ago, and I miss the area. =)
– Kate @ i heart eating
Jerry Ko says
Hi Jen, You know its been a very long time since I last eaten an almond poppy seed muffin. Thanks for inspiring me to want to make these 🙂 Great post and thanks for sharing !
Mallory @ Classy Clutter says
Jen!! You can bet I’ll be sending Craig to the store for some poppy seeds! *wink* I have the rest of the ingredients and I can’t wait to try these! I love almond too! BUT i’m also a lemon fan!
Mallory @ Classy Clutter says
How fun that you guys met at the graduation! We should all get together in AZ sometime! Hugs, Mallory
Rina I Thee Cook says
I love your blog! Stopping by from Let’s Get Social Sunday. New follower here.I hope you have time to stop by and follow back.
Yum, those look great! Thanks for linking up to Sunday Social
at Call Me PMc ~Paula
Jessica Dy says
Congrats to mom graduatng from BYU! That is quite an accomplishment! I’m a new fan from Let’s Get Social! Stop by and visit me if you can! I have a Blog Party happening all weekend and ends Monday night! I look forward to seeing you there!
The Wondering Brain
anyonita green says
These look fabulous! 🙂 I’m always looking up ways to use up almonds & almond meal from my macaron business & this one’s getting pinned! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your
recipes! Here’s the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/Tasty-Tuesdays-8-features-ad.html
Julie Ann Murkerson says
Yum. I love lemon poppy seed muffins. I bet I would like these too!
Stopping by from the Weekend Wonders party. Have a fabulous weekend!
I love almonds and poppy seeds. What a nice little muffin to enjoy with a cup of tea!
I love almond flavoring. What can I say, I am Italian. I am a new follower. If you get a chance visit my blog. I am having a giveaway for my new cookie cookbook.
Cathy Compeau says
These look delicious!
I would love for you to link up to my TGIF Link Party!
Michael Lee West says
I love lemon poppy seed muffins but haven’t tried almond flavoring. With just 1/2 c. sugar, these are guilt-free!
Karyn - Pint Sized Baker says
Those muffins look PERFECT!! Pinned 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker!
Cynthia L says
Great recipe! I love Almond Poppy Seed muffins! They make a great breakfast or anytime treat! Thanks for sharing at the IN and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. See you next week
Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com
Such an awesome recipe! I love almonds SO much!
I just got done making these. I have celiac so I used an all purpose gluten free flour and have a dairy allergy so I use 3/4 cup of almond milk, I added a splash of vanilla, came out a little dense, but there good. Cooked for 15 and they were golden on top. My 2 year old loves them! Thanks for the easy recipe!
I’m so happy you liked them and were able to adjust the recipe to work for you! Thanks for the comment!
I made these for my roommate’s birthday, because the boxed Krusteaz almond poppyseed muffins are her favorite, but very difficult to find. She said these were better! I was surprised at how easy they were to make. I did add some slivered almonds on the top before baking, for a bit of extra texture.
Thanks Fallon! I’m so glad you liked the recipe!!