Monday, October 24, 2011

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Winter is slowly creeping in and to be perfectly honest I am not ready yet for complete winter. We have really crispy mornings, and nice warm weather during the day...I would love if it stays like this!:)
After whole week having kids at home on a fall break..I need a break from their break lol!
These muffins are not overwhelmed with lemon flavor, but you can smell and taste the refreshing aroma of the lemons. In the original recipe there it was about 4 tsp. of poppy seeds and I only used three and thought it was really enough...They are moist and wonderful especially with nice cup of milk or tea!


Makes 12
Ingredients:
Adapted from Food Network

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp.(1ml) salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
1 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
2/3 cup granulated sugar, 
2 large eggs, 
1 Tbs. Sour Cream or plain Yogurt
3 tsp.(14g) poppy seeds
1/2 cup milk(more if needed)






Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F(190C)
  2. Lightly brush a muffin tin with butter and set aside. 
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside. 
  4. With an electric hand-held mixer in a large bowl, cream the butter, zest, and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy for a few minutes. Stir in Sour Cream or plain Yogurt.  
  5. Add the eggs, and beat it well.
  6. Add in the poppy seeds and fold.
  7. Pour in the muffin tins and bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes. 

Cool muffins and Serve!!!!


Easy recipe for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins



Sending you all sweet week ahead!!! 



Sandra


You might also like Lemon Poppy Seeds Bread

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57 comments:

  1. They look very delicious. They are great for breakfast or a nice and relaxing afternoon tea.

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  2. They look lovely...I like cakes with lemony flavor.

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  3. This reminds me of orange poppyseeds muffins I baked sometime back....you lemon version looks so moist and yummy! Would love to try it soon!:)

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  4. @Zoe, I would agree with you..this would be perfect for nice afternoon tea!

    @Priyanka, Thank you sweetie!

    @ Jeannie, muffins with orange..mmm now that sounds awesome too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Sandra these doe look delicious, love the lemon flavor and the poppy seeds too.

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  6. I love muffins, but have not made a lemon based one yet. Sounds delicious though!

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  7. I think lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite types of muffins!! These look so yummy!

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  8. Lemon poppy seed always reminds me of my mom for some reason... Love your photos too- so yummy looking!

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  9. Sandra these look amazing! I LOVE citrus with baked goods and in muffins....YUM! Buzzed these - they're beautiful!

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  10. A few days ago my sister and I was talking about lemon poppy seed muffins. Thanks for a great recipe.

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  11. Eh? Fall break? There's such thing exists? My kids school don't have that here... maybe your kids' school started earlier than us, that's why? Lemon and poppy seeds muffins are my favorite! Your muffins look so delicious. I can eat these mini versions a lot! Probably won't be able to stop popping into mouth. =P

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  12. Ooh! Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins! I've never made them before. Would you believe I've only had them about twice in my life? I can't wait to make some!

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  13. I'd usually grab something savory for breakfast over something sweet, but I do really love a good lemon poppyseed muffin. Yours look so light and fluffy

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  14. Your muffins look perfect! Love the texture and citrus in muffins is just delicious!

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  15. These are something that I never can pass up on. If they are available when I go to the bakery-they are a must to buy. I know that if I made them at home they would be too addictive. Yours look very tempting and the picture is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. lemon and poppy seed are the perfect pair. lovely!

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  17. Sandra I wish I could have a batch (not just one or two) of these cupcakes! Lemon and poppy seeds (funny name) are a great combo. If I had some poppy seeds I would make these tonight!

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  18. I never had a fall break! I'm jealous... I know what you mean though about the weather. Fall weather is the best... as much as I love the holiday season I wish fall could last just a bit longer!

    I have not had poppy seeds in so long either but I love these muffins... I'll have to try these out and fix the fact that I have not had them in so long!

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  19. Lemon poppy seed muffins are by far one of my favorites. So delicious and almost moist it seems. Yours look amazing! I want to take one right from the screen and have it for my breakfast!

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  20. @Erin, yea these are really good, with great flavor.

    @Suzi, I like them too..thanks for visit!

    @Stephanie, so glad you like them! xo

    @ Lindselicious, Thank you so much sweetie!

    @Ann, Thanks for comment, visit and buzz:))xoxo

    @ Christine, I hope you make them..it is not my recipe, but it is very tasty!

    @Nami, Yes, they get a lot of breaks:))) all seasons and every holiday :P Thank you for visit again!xoxo

    @ Hester, Only twice..hmmm than it is about time you make some:))

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  21. @ momdecuisine, I prefer savory breakfast(late breakfast) too over sweet..but these make great after school/work snack!!

    @ Baker Street, Thank you for your comment and visit too!

    @Tina, yea they are hard to pass it:)) I love poppy seeds!:)thanks for stopping by!

    @Tamara, Thank you sweetheart!xoxo

    @Lilly, I hope you make them asap!!!!:)) xoxo

    @ Elyse, You never had fall break?! They are having it every year..like I said i need a break now:)) thanks for comment hon!

    @ Raven, I am glad they are your favorite, I still prefer with blueberries..:)) but these are really good too!:)

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  22. Those look so beautiful girl!! I love lemon poppyseed but have never tried making them myself before! I will have to give these a try!

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  23. This is one of my favorite muffins. I am not ready for winter (not at all!) but I do welcome autumn comfort cooking and muffins in the morning are the best way to start a day! Especially if they're your delicious ones.

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  24. Frankly, I don't really like any sch breaks now that I've my own kids (but love it when I was a kid! lol) bcoz the whole house will be in chaos! ;P
    Your muffins really look very moist and soft! Love refreshing lemon aroma, so appetizing! ;D

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  25. Wow, great recipe, I'm defiantly gonna try this, I love lemon poppy seed!

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  26. Sandra! What an adorable pine cone arrangement picture.
    Looks like winter is here and I so agree with you... I am not ready yet! Back to your mouth drooling muffins... I would love to have them tonight with a very hot cup of tea. Thanks for sharing. You are always creative and amazing!

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  27. Ooh, those look good--I love poppy seed muffins!

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  28. delicious looking muffin looks wonderful and flavourful

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  29. I figured I'd try to comment again! I don't know why they haven't been working but my pic never shows up. Okay, I love lemon anything. Lemon zest on a salad, on veggies in a muffin...yes! Funny how I haven't baked muffins in so long. I would probably just mess around with the type of flours here, like half wheat or spelt flour for fun.

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  30. Sandra - These muffins look lovely. Lemon poppy seed muffins are one of my favorites. I will have to try make them soon.

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  31. @Kim, I love your comments:)) you making me smile!:))Thank you!!!

    @ Claudia, I am glad that you are not ready for winter too..but what we can do? except maybe Fly South like birds:)))) Thanks sweetie for visiting me today!

    @Lyn, I know..school breaks not fun for parents, but oh when I was a kid could't wait for few days off:) Thanks for a kind comment!

    @ Angela Leah and Marilena, I am so glad that you all like it..hope you will try..do let me know how it turned out for you?!:)

    @ Cucina49, I am happy that you like them too..thank you!

    @ Torviewtoronto, thanks so much!:)

    @Jen, I know you will def. play around with ingredients, glad you like them..I have no idea why you could't comment, but I am glad that this time worked:))

    @ Hyosun, I hope you will try to make them...they are really flavorful and aroma is very nice! Thank you!

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  32. Oh they look so light and crumbly. Perfect tea time snack. If you have some lemon curd, spread some with that and serve it with Earl Grey or English Breakfast Tea. Yummmm.. hehe.. I coudln't help it Sandra. My imagination runs wild whenever I'm over at your blog reading your delish creations. Hugs, Jo

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  33. Congratulations on Top 9! A few of these with a cup of tea would be like having a virtual vacation.

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  34. I have always loved poppy seed pastries, so I'll definitely give these muffins a try. Thank you for sharing, and congratulations on making Top 9! :)

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  35. Such tasty looking muffins! My girls will find this perfect for snack!

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  36. I love the combination of lemon and poppy seed, but have to admit that never made this muffins in spite of loving it. Yours look really yummie! Great pictures as well.
    Hope you are having a great week Sandra :-)

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  37. hi sandra it is healthy and delicious snack. These muffins make a great everyday breakfast or lunchbox treat.

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  38. Yum yum yum! I love lemon poppy seed muffins and these look divine! Congrats on Top 9 :-D xo

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  39. Hi! mine didn't turn out (super heavy) because I followed the metric directions for the flour, 2 cups flour (454g). However, 1 cup flour = 130g so that's 260g flour for this recipe. So only put in 260g, not 454g!!! they tasted good anyway.

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  40. Hi Debbie, I am sorry that they didn't turned out the way the should..I used this website to calculate into metric..maybe they got it wrong..
    http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/equiv.htm
    However I used 2 cups and didn't measure metric on scale...

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  41. I'm not ready for winter either! But luckily lemon flavor is a way to keep a piece of summer with you no matter the weather!

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  42. I am so not willing to admit that winter is on the way yet! Im just going to sneak one of these muffins and run away thinking that fall can last forever ;)

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  43. I like your blog Sandra, I just recently discovered it! In response to the metric problem, dry cup conversions to metric are tricky, 1 cup flour weighs 130g and 1 cup sugar weighs 200g. When I moved to France I had to convert everything because it was easier to use only one system.

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  44. I wrote to them to let them know the dry cups to metric is erroneous, hopefully they'll be able to correct this.

    http://whatscookingamerica.net/Q-A/equiv.htm

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  45. Hi, it's me again, I got a reply from the website that carries the conversion chart. We need to scroll further down on the page, it has the Conversions For Ingredients Commonly Used In Baking. This is very different from the dry weight amounts in the first chart.

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  46. Debbie, thank you for letting me know..I just went on the other sites and saw that they were really wrong! I do apologies for my mistake using that website and will go through my recipes and see where else I used this measurement website!!!!

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  47. Hey Debbie, but still it is not 128g=1c where you were right would make it about 256g for 2 cups!:)) I need a scale, really :)) I totally forgot metric since I came to US
    write me on sandraseasycooking@rocketmail.com

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  48. Sandra these are gorgeous & look delicious!! I always love a good muffin, and lemon & poppy seed are a perfect combo.

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  49. I feel the exact same way at the end of every summer vacation! The first day the kids go back to school I celebrate the peace and quiet.

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  50. Sandra, I made them again, this time with the new conversions. They are scrumptious! Not too sweet, a perfect middle of the day snack. Thanks

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  51. Oh Debbie, I am so happy that you tried them again! Thanks so much for you comments and help along the way!
    Have a beautiful day!!!!

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  52. These look delicious. Can't wait to try them. Great photos on your blog, too, by the way :)

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  53. I love any dessert with lemon and these muffins look moist and delicious. I have just spent a lot of time looking at your recipes and photos and they are amazing!now following you blog. Love it!

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  54. Lemon poppy cake is my all time favorite. It is just perfect. I love your muffins! They look SO good.

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  55. Omg these look PERFECT. Def one of my favorite kinds of muffins and these look so perfectly fluffy!!

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  56. hope they taste good i just made some.they sound good. but the dough was too thick at first but my mom fixed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. I just added more milk if needed. Sorry to hear that it was too thick, and I hope you enjoyed them after all!

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