Lemon Poppyseed Muffins #MuffinMonday

Tender lemony muffins  with  the added crunch of poppy seeds are perfect for breakfast or tucking into a lunch pail.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

By Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

It’s  time for Muffin  Monday again and I have been wanting  to post these muffins for you for a bit, but things have kept  getting  in my way. But at  long last here they are, very  retro  and very good!

These have been a longtime favorite of mine (you know I love lemon, right?) and for me these are perfect to  nibble on while sipping a cup  of hot jasmine  flower tea.

These have just the right  balance of sweetness and tart lemon flavor. I’ve  used  some of the powdered lemon  peel  I  picked up the  last time I was out at Penzey’s spice shop. The great  part is if you don’t have one of those shops near you, it is also available online—> here. I do like it, not just in this but in smooth things I don’t really want to see bits of yellow zest in. So  it does have  multipurpose uses.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Sue Lau
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 15


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons Penzey's powdered lemon peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons poppyseed
  • 1 lemon both juice and zest
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cooled melted butter
  • 2 eggs


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Grease muffin tins or use liners
  • Sift together dry ingredients in a small bowl.
  • In another bowl stir together the wet ingredients, then combine the two until just blended.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups.
  • Bake 20 minutes at 400°F.or until domed and a toothpick can be inserted and removed without wet batter.
  • Let cool completely.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Lemon, Muffins, Poppy Seed, Poppyseed
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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

3 responses

  1. I am a huge fan of lemon too, Sue. It’s so bright and fresh and cheerful somehow. We have a Penzey’s very close to our home in Houston – one of my favorite (dangerous! – I want all.the.things) places to shop. Your muffins look fab!

    • Thanks! I don’t always get a chance to hit Penzeys since it is on the other side of the metro, but do stock up when I am there! I like the lemon peel powder since being a powder, I can think of lots of uses for that texture.

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