So here’s my deal on muffins…….don’t like the crumbly ones and don’t like the sickenly sweet ones.  I found a recipe that was so close to perfect, only needed a bit of work to be ‘my’ kind of perfect.

Marvelous Poppy Seed Muffins

*makes 24 of the smaller ones and a nice fat dozen of the big ones.

3 c. all purpose flour

2 c. sugar

1/4 c. poppy seeds

1-1/2 t. baking powder

1-1/2 t. salt

3 eggs

3/4 c. oil

1/2 c. powdered milk

1/2 c. buttermilk

1 c. water

1-1/2 t. vanilla

1-1/2 t. almond extract

Easy to mix……Mix the dry, add the wet, stir til  blended.

These rise alot, so don’t overfill.  Bake 25-30 mins. in  350º oven.  I raise my oven rack one notch when doing muffins, hate to have dark bottoms.  These do not get browned on top very much….just firm when done.

What you get is a muffin that is a bit cakey, moderately sweet and keeps like a dream.  I tried using straight milk instead of the buttermilk and powdered…and it just wasn’t right.  Yes, I was splitting hairs but it had to be perfect.

This has become my ‘go to’ recipe.

apple muffin

These are the Apple Cinnamon Muffins.


Change almond extract for lemon…….(Poppy Seed Lemon)

change poppy seeds for 1-2 cups blueberries and almond extract.  (Blueberry Lemon)

Add dried apples and cinnamon…….(Apple Cinnamon)

Chopped prune and walnut was really good. (Prune Walnut)

This recipe is just a blank slate for your taste buds……doll it up anyway you want, the texture holds.