Tender lemony muffins with the added crunch of poppy seeds are perfect for breakfast or tucking into a lunch pail.
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.
There’s quite a selection of summery muffins here to peruse!
- Lemon Cream Cheese Muffins from Food Lust People Love
- Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from Palatable Pastime
- Peach Zucchini Muffins from Farm Fresh Feasts
- Sourdough Oatmeal Raisin Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Zucchini Morning Glory Muffins from Passion Kneaded
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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- 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.
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.
Lemon and Poppyseed is one of my favorite food combos. I would love one of these muffins.