Poppy Seed Muffins

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I made a double batch of these on Saturday afternoon. By Sunday evening they were gone. I think my 14 year old son ate 4 of them as soon as they came out of the oven. That wouldn’t be so bad, but I also made a double batch of blueberry muffins (recipe will be coming soon) on the same day. The only reason we have a few of those left is that I stuck them in the freezer where they aren’t quite as accessible. What’s that saying about being eaten out of house and home? I think I’m living that.

This recipe is adapted from the Country Living Country Mornings Cookbook. Here’s what you’ll need:

2 cups flour
1/4 cup poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 stick of butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup sour cream (I’ve also used plain yogurt with good results)
1 tsp. vanilla or lemon extract

Heat the oven to 400 degrees and grease 12 muffin cups.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, poppy seeds, salt and baking soda. In a mixer bowl beat the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, until blended. Add the sour cream and extract. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, just until moistened. Divide into the muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes. Hide some of them from 14 year old boys and other hungry kids.

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  1. I made the winter fruit salad from a few weeks ago, and it is delicious!!!!!

  2. These look super yummy…I can see why they didn’t last too long!

  3. Coffee with Cathy says:

    Homemade poppyseed muffins are the best. My older daughter, now almost 25, practically spent her whole childhood eating them. And your recipe looks great — can’t wait to try it.

  4. Yummy! But my hubs has a thing for seeds so I don’t know if I’ll ever make them. How about you just send me some? Thanks!

  5. Karla @ Ramblin' Roads says:

    Everything looks so yummy! I’ll definitely be back.

  6. Blogging Mama Andrea says:

    Must Not Look!

    I’m hungry. Why do I always check your blog when I’m really hungry?

    Looks delicious! I love poppy seed muffins!

  7. Sheila DelCharco says:

    My son was asking for lemon poppy seed muffins! I didn’t have a recipe, but now I do! Won’t he be happy! Can’t wait to have time to really browse your blog.

    I love cooking too and plan on sharing some recipes in my blog. Thanks for visiting yesterday!

  8. Scattered Mom says:

    Oh I think I’ve made these before-they look similar to a recipe that I have. My 13 yo just LOVES them. Yummy!

  9. Stereos and Souffles says:

    I love poppy seed muffins!

  10. I love lemon poppy seed muffins… I’ve never had them with vanilla instead of lemon.

    Which do you prefer?

  11. Just found your blog and am excited about it! This recipe sounds great! As a child I had plain poppy seed muffins and fell in love with them. Now all I ever see are lemon flavored, which isn’t the same 🙁 Thanks for this and I can’t wait to try them!

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