Almond poppy seed muffins

Heather Disarro

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Almond poppy seed muffins are a breakfast staple no one should be without. Fluffy and tender muffins are lightly flavored with almond extract and sprinkled throughout with toasted almonds and poppy seeds.

almond poppyseed muffins

Almond poppy seed muffins

Makes 12-14 muffins


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with muffin cups or spray generously with nonstick spray.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the oil, applesauce, yogurt, eggs, almond extract and vanilla extract.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and fold until just combined.
  5. Stir in the poppy seeds until evenly distributed.
  6. Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 of the way full of batter.
  7. Sprinkle evenly with sliced almonds.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes or until the muffins are just done.
  9. Allow to cool before eating.

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Heather Disarro
Heather is the writer behind the food blog, Heather’s Dish, and the coordinator of the beauty blog, Faces of Beauty. She and her husband live at the base of the Rocky Mountains in the Denver metro area and are constantly active, especially with their two crazy lab mixes Bunker and Keira. They had their first baby, Weston, in March 2012 and have been boundlessly blessed by him every day of his life. You can find more at Heather’s personal blogs, Heather’s Dish and Faces of Beauty or send her a tweet at @heathersdish.