Poppy Breakfast Muffins

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These morning treats are bursting with flavor, but won't break your calorie bank.

You might be watching your waistline, but that doesn’t mean saying no to muffins! Don’t let their decadent taste fool you. These moist, buttery Poppy Breakfast Muffins are bursting with delectable flavor that won’t break your calorie bank.

Our recipe calls for nutrient-rich olive oil as an alternative to butter and hydrogenated oils. Wholesome ingredients like quinoa and whole-wheat flour make up the bulk of this snack. Clean superfoods like honey add a savory, subtle sweetness. With their delicate crunch and unique flavor, poppy seeds tie all of the wonderful flavors together and contribute to this recipe’s healthy profile. These mighty muffs make a great energy-booster or grab-and-go breakfast!

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Poppy Breakfast Muffins

These tasty poppy seed muffins are a nutritious and delightful treat.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Yield 12 people
Serving Size 1 muffin
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa uncooked
  • 3/4 cup milk of any variety dairy, almond, soy, coconut
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 egg large
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups 100% white whole-wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup poppy seeds


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with papers or grease with a light layer of cooking spray.
  • Bring quinoa to a boil in 1-2/3 cup water. Reduce heat to lowest setting, cover, and cook for 20 minutes until all water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork.
  • Whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together all of the wet ingredients and then add to the dry ingredients.
  • Fold wet mix into dry mix until just combined.
  • Pour into each muffin tin and bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 162mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 9
Keywords Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian

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