These Poppy Seed Cheddar Muffins are a perfect accompaniment to any dish on the dinner table, and with a pad of butter and a smidge of jelly, they make a mighty fine breakfast, too!
Outside of poppy seed chicken casserole, I honestly can’t think of many things that I bake with poppy seeds that are savory as opposed to sweet. I’m a huge fan of Lemon Poppy Seed Bread and these Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Cakes, but after going back and thumbing through many of my recipes, it dawned on me that I’ve never shared a recipe with poppy seeds that didn’t also feature some sort of citrus flavor. After whipping up a batch of my Copy Cat Jim ‘N Nick’s cheddar biscuits, I decided to take a stab at making another savory cheese biscuit, but this time with my beloved poppy seeds. The results were absolutely delicious, and the poppy seeds were the perfect touch to make this biscuit truly exceptional!
I always chuckle a bit when I pull out the poppy seeds from my pantry. I cannot help but think of the episode of Seinfeld where Elaine Benes devoured a poppy seed muffin, only to fail her drug test for work later because her test showed positive for opium. While poppy seeds do contain trace amounts of opiates, you’d have to eat a truck load of these muffins to receive a positive on a drug test, so no worries here! 😉
I typically serve these at supper time to go with our meal, but I have been known to whip these up for breakfast and serve with my blackberry pepper jelly! Here’s a free printable copy of the recipe if you’d like to give it a try:
- 1¾ cup all purpose flour
- 2½ tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 Tsp sugar
- 6 Tsp poppy seeds
- 1 egg
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Generously spray muffin tins with non stick cooking spray
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients
- Add in egg, buttermilk and oil and stir until well combined
- Fold in cheese until just combined
- Spoon mixture into muffin tins - each tin should be about ⅔ full
- Bake for 22-24 minutes, or until golden brown and completely done in the center
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