Poppy seed muffins with rich, full flavor — and less sugar

This undated photo provided by America's Test Kitchen in March 2019 shows Anise And Poppy Seed Muffins in Brookline, Mass. This recipe appears in the cookbook "Naturally Sweet." (Carl Tremblay/America's Test Kitchen via AP)

We wanted to make poppy seed muffins with rich, full flavor; fluffy, tender interiors; and golden crusts. We were amazed to find that our go-to recipe had a whopping 22 grams of sugar per muffin, so we hoped that our new recipe would work with a sugar content of only 11 grams.