Baking Thursdays {Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins}

May 23, 2012

It’s time for another one of my dessert recipes. This one is one of hubby’s favorites and I paid special attention when I made these yummy muffins.

I love muffins because they are great as a quick breakfast or for a snack. One of my favorite ways to eat these is split in half, slightly toasted and some butter on top. Delish!



Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly brush a 12-cup muffin tin with butter and set aside.(I used cupcake paper cups.) Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a medium bowl and set aside.

In a standing mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with an electric hand-held mixer in a large bowl, cream the butter, zest, and 2/3 cup sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Remove the bowl from the mixer. Stir in the poppy seeds.

Fold the flour in 3 parts into the butter mixture, alternating with the milk in 2 parts, until just combined. Take care not to overmix the batter. Divide the batter evenly into the muffin tin and sprinkle the tops with sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

*Note: Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens.

Next time, I will share the recipe for Chocolate Chip Muffins. My boys favorite!

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  • Helen May 24, 2012 at 9:47 am

    My mom makes a great lemon poppyseed muffin, too. I’ve never been a big fan myself, but they do smell fantastic when they’re baking!

    • Susi May 24, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I love the way they smell when they are baking. Thanks for linking up.

  • Karen May 24, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Oh, that looks delicious!

    • Susi May 24, 2012 at 11:12 am

      Thanks, Karen. They were.

  • Jessica May 24, 2012 at 10:42 am

    These sound delicious. I love lemon poppy seed muffins.

  • Susi May 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    I love the lemony flavor. They did come out pretty good if I do say so myself!

  • paul May 24, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Those look delicious. We must be on the same wave length this week. I’m going to link up my lemon squares recipe later tonight or maybe not til tomorrow. time is a little tight today.

    • Susi May 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      That sounds great. I’ve never tried those before. Can’t wait to see. 🙂 Take your time. The link is open all week.

  • Dana May 31, 2012 at 11:16 am

    I am definitely going to try out that muffin recipe…just reading your post made me hungry!!

    • Susi May 31, 2012 at 9:06 pm

      It is such a simple recipe but tastes so delicious. Let me know how you like it if you end up making it. 🙂