To make 12 regular-size muffins, grease bottoms only of 12 muffin cups, 2 1/2x1 1/4 inches. Bake 20 to 25 minutes.
Try a new flavor. Omit the almond extract in the batter and the chopped almonds in the topping. Stir either 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, 3/4 cup finely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries or 1 tablespoon poppy seed into the batter.
Enhance the flavor of these muffins by serving them with Orange Butter. Mix 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 1 tablespoon orange juice and 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel.