Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

A must have muffin recipe! Sweet and tender muffins swirled with poppy seeds and finished with crisp flaky almonds.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almond Poppy Seed Muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 Tbsp butter , softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds, set aside. In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, attached with paddle attachment, blend together butter and sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy. 
  2. Add in egg, egg yolk and almond extract and mix until blended. Measure out milk into a liquid measuring cup then whisk sour cream into milk. Working in three separate batches beginning and ending with flour mixture, add flour mixture alternating with milk mixture to batter and mix on low speed just until combine after each addition. 
  3. Divide batter among 12 paper lined muffin cups (in a non-stick muffin tin), sprinkle slivered almonds evenly among muffins and bake in preheated oven 16 - 18 minutes until lightly golden and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.