Cornmeal Millet Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

  • 3/4 cup millet
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or as needed (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread millet on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring often, until toasted and fragrant, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool, about 5 minutes.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups.
  5. Mix millet, flour, cornmeal, poppy seeds, 3 tablespoons sugar, lemon rind, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  6. Whisk milk, honey, canola oil, egg, and vanilla extract together in a separate bowl. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups; sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar over batter.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean and tops are golden, 12 to 15 minutes.