Poppy Cheddar Muffins Recipe
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Poppy Cheddar Muffins Recipe

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When she was a teenager, Patricia VanWyk of Newton, Iowa adapted this recipe from a cookbook. "Since we didn't have the caraway seeds called for in the original recipe, I substituted poppy seeds," she explains. "We liked the savory cheese-topped muffins so well I still make them this way."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 179 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 301mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, poppy seeds and salt. Combine egg, milk and oil; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in cheese. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until muffins test done. Yield: about 1 dozen.
Originally published as Poppy Cheddar Muffins in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p46

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nelda h. till User ID: 2769024 30160
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"Just took the hot muffins out of the oven. They are sooo good that the bite I cut off to taste makes me want to eat the whole batch. I know my husband will go wild over them. Thanks sooo much for sharing this recipe. It has to be the best!!!"

Kris Countryman User ID: 1858674 24276
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2010

"These were very easy to make and everyone loved them."

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