Sweet and citrusy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

These moist and delicious lemon poppy seed muffins bring out the citrus flavor of the zesty lemon that pairs perfectly with a light, airy interior, and crunchy poppy seeds. It’s a delightful combination that’s sure to please any palate! Lemon poppyseed muffins are a delicious, light, and fluffy treat, perfect for any time of day. They have the perfect balance of sweet and tart, with a bright and zesty lemon flavor complemented by the crunchy texture of poppy seeds. The muffins are moist, airy, and have a golden brown crust. Serve these delicious treats with a dollop of cream cheese, a sprinkle of icing sugar, or just as they are, and enjoy the delightful combination of flavors.

To make this recipe, you’ll need all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest, eggs, sour cream or plain yogurt, unsalted butter, melted and cooled, freshly squeezed lemon/orange juice, and pure vanilla extract.

Sweet and citrusy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

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Recipe by Dish Lingo Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

10

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

30

minutes

These moist and delicious lemon poppy seed muffins bring out the citrus flavor of the zesty lemon that pairs perfectly with a light, airy interior and crunchy poppy seeds.

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups 1 3/4 All-purpose Flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 Baking Soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 Salt

  • 1 teaspoons 1 Baking Powder

  • 2/3 cup 2/3 Sugar

  • 2 tablespoons 2 Poppy Seeds

  • 2 large 2 Eggs

  • 2 teaspoons 2 Lemon Zest

  • 3/4 cup 3/4 Plain Yogurt

  • 6 tablespoons 6 (or 3/4 stick) Unsalted Butter, Melted and Cooled

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 Lemon Juice, fresh (1 medium Lemon squeezed)

  • 1 teaspoon 1 Pure Vanilla Extract

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  • Line 10-12 muffin cups.
  • Then sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Next, mix in the sugar and poppy seeds, and then set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with the yogurt, melted butter, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until combined.
  • Pour this mixture into the ingredients in the large bowl and stir until combined.
  • Then, divide the batter evenly into the muffin cups and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  • Once out of the oven, let the muffins cool for 10 minutes.

These muffins are delicious the same day, or they can be stored in a container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days or frozen for up to 3 months.

FAQ:
Q: What makes these muffins so special?
A: The airy cake and crunchy poppy seeds with the fresh citrus flavor of the lemon make these muffins a real palate pleaser. Their light and fluffy texture, combined with the subtle sweetness of the glaze puts it over the top.

Q: How long do the muffins keep?
A: If kept in an airtight container, these muffins will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days at room temperature. Alternatively, they can be frozen for up to 3 months and thawed overnight in the fridge.