Banana Poppy Seed Muffins: These easy muffins are half banana bread and half poppy seed muffin. They don't need as much sugar as some muffins because of the ripe bananas. They are perfectly fluffy and great with a little butter. Kids love them! | macheesmo.com
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Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

My 1-year old would definitely pop positive on a drug test this week. Luckily, as far as I know, they don’t give babies drug tests unless something has gone terribly wrong.

It’s well known that while you would have to eat an insane amount of poppy seeds to get loopy, a decent amount of them can cause a false-positive on a drug test! (Reference Mythbusters)

Even  if you did, these banana poppy seed muffins are totally worth it (Okay, probably not). They have just enough sweetness and are really fluffy and soft thanks to the ripe bananas.

My little Dude and I will split one for breakfast (and then maybe I’ll have a whole second muffin because I’m an adult and can do what I want).

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Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

These easy muffins are half banana bread and half poppy seed muffin. They are perfectly fluffy and great for kids!

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 very ripe bananas (1 cup mashed)
2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/4 cup poppy seeds
Butter for muffin tin

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Directions

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

2) In a medium bowl, mash bananas well until they are almost no lumps. Add in sugar and continue to mash until well combined. Then stir in eggs, milk, and melted butter.

3) Stir wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Add poppy seeds and stir until combined. If batter is very thick and not pourable, add more milk by the tablespoon to loosen it.

4) Divide batter into 12 muffin tins (greased with butter). Fill muffin tins almost to the top.

5) Bake muffins at 375 degrees F. for 20 minutes.

6) Finished muffins should be browned on the edges and puffed in the center. Feel free to test one with a tester. The center should be completely set in each muffin.

7) Let muffins cool for a few minutes, then remove and serve warm. Store extra muffins in an air-tight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Find some ripe ‘nanners for these muffins. They should be nicely browned on the outside. Even if they are a bit over-ripe that’s just fine.

Mash them up!

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins mashing

Mash ’em

Add the sugar to the bananas and mash them well until they form a fairly smooth paste. Then add the other liquid stuff.

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins wet stuff.

Other wet stuff.

On the other end, the dry stuff is pretty standard. Flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Done deal.

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Dry stuff!

Oh… and poppy seeds obviously! Poppy seeds are really good for you actually and are packed with protein and calcium.

But seriously, it’s probably best to go light on them if you are expecting a drug test anytime soon.

Poppy Seed Tip: Don’t buy poppy seeds in the spice section! You can find them much cheaper at most wholesale locations.

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

POPPY.

Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then add in the poppy seeds.

The finished batter should be thick, but pourable. If it seems too thick, then add more milk.

This was my finished version.

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Nice batter.

Baking the Muffins

Divide the batter into 12 muffin tins (buttered). You can fill them pretty high.

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Fill ’em up!

Bake the banana poppy seed muffins at 375 degrees F. for about 20 minutes until they are browned on the outer parts and puffed in the center.

Let them cool for a few minutes before popping them out.

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

Done!

These are so good warm with a little butter.

They also keep great in an airtight container for the week (in the fridge). I like to pop one in the microwave for 10 seconds just to warm it up.

I love having one as an after dinner treat, actually.

Who doesn’t love a good muffin?!

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins: These easy muffins are half banana bread and half poppy seed muffin. They don't need as much sugar as some muffins because of the ripe bananas. They are perfectly fluffy and great with a little butter. Kids love them! | macheesmo.com

Banana Poppy Seed Muffins: These easy muffins are half banana bread and half poppy seed muffin. They don't need as much sugar as some muffins because of the ripe bananas. They are perfectly fluffy and great with a little butter. Kids love them! | macheesmo.com

8 comments on “Banana Poppy Seed Muffins

  1. When my husband was working at his job, every time they were doing so called “random drug testing”. The higher ups would always tell my husband to go have his test done, it was not random for my husband, he had every drug test done. The plant manager fired one man fir showing positive for opium, he had eaten a sandwich which had poppy seeds on the top crust of bread. when my husband was told he was positive for opium in the drug test , he siad I don’t use drugs, I ate a sandwich that had poppy seeds on it and here is my proof . The wrapper was dated withj a recent date and the doctors said that could produce a false positive. My husband did not show positive again in any of the following drug tests.

  2. As a fan for years, who now also has a toddler who loves ‘baking’ and ‘mixing’, I think it may be time for you to add a “Toddler Approved” section to the recipes drop down! :) We will make these this weekend, thanks!

    1. That’s a great idea Amanda. Once I get a critical mass of recipes like that I’ll definitely add a tag for them. :)

  3. Had a while without visiting your page, and yesterday came and found this recipe. Tried it right away, but I didn’t have poppy seeds so I used mini chocolate chips. I must say they are delicious, not to sweet. Loved the recipe.

    1. Glad you liked it Massy! Yea… I don’t have a huge sweet tooth so I usually try to cut back on the sugar a bit in baking recipes. ;)

  4. I did not know about the poppy making high. I just bought them and I am gonna use it tomorrow for these delisious Friday muffins!

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