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Almond Poppy Seed Muffins for Breakfast, Brunch, or Tea Time

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If you’re looking for a simple recipe that tastes delicious to serve your family or guests, these Almond Poppy Seed Muffins make a wonderful addition to your breakfast or brunch. Stick one in your husband’s lunch box or even grab one falor a snack. You’ll love this recipe!

The great thing about these healthy almond poppy seed muffins is that they’re fast and easy to make. They’re not only moist and delicious, but they’re perfect for eating during any time of the day. I’m a huge fan of enjoying these for breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee but you can easily eat them as an afternoon snack or even an after-dinner treat.

This recipe for poppy seed muffins is a bit different than the ones that you’ve probably seen or tried to bake before. I love these because of the extra almond extract addition that really helps to enhance that overall almond taste and flavor.

How do you reheat leftover muffins?

There is a trick to this! If you have made homemade muffins that are a few days old and they’re not as moist as they were when you first made them, don’t fret. (and don’t toss them out!)

Popping them in the microwave for a few seconds of time will do magical things. 10-13 seconds is the sweet spot for reheating your muffins (might be more depending on your power) and once the timer goes off, your leftover muffins will be as soft as if they were first baked! (but be careful, they’ll be hot!)

Just top with some butter, honey, or eat as is and you’ll never have to worry about eating a hard or dried out muffin ever again!

Are you ready to learn how to make this simple poppy seed muffin recipe? I can’t wait to hear what you think!

I’m a big fan of the sliced almonds and the almond extract and I think that you will be, too. And in case you’re wondering why there is sour cream in this recipe, it’s to add a bit more moisture to the mix so that the muffins are soft and perfectly moist once baked.

Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • poppy seeds
  • butter
  • sugar
  • almond extract
  • egg
  • sour cream
  • sliced almonds

How to Make Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

Almond Poppy Seed Tea Muffins @ AVirtuousWoman.org
Yield: 1 Dozen

Almond Poppy Seed Tea Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 cup AND 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a muffin tin with liners and nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the almond extract and egg, beating until completely incorporated.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl. Blend just until mixed. Add the sour cream and beat until completely mixed.
  5. Using a large scoop, divide the batter into about ¼ cup portions and scoop into the muffin liners. Sprinkle the top with sliced almonds.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center returns clean.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 148Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 187mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g

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