Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
2 large eggs
2 tsp poppy seeds
4 tsp lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
Whisk flour, baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and baking soda in medium bowl. Whisk sour cream, buttermilk and lemon juice in small bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, and lemon zest in large bowl to blend. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is light and fluffy, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Beat in dry ingredients in 3 additions alternately with sour cream/buttermilk mixture in 2 additions. Mix just until blended. Stir in poppy seeds. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake muffins until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 20 – 22 minutes. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pans and cool on rack.
Mix together melted butter, lemon juice and enough powdered sugar to make a glaze. Drizzle or pipe glaze over tops of warm muffins.
Makes 48 mini muffins or 12 large muffins.
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Those are some delicious-looking muffins! Very summery and pretty! Gorgeous photos, Ann –
Ann, those sound wonderful and, of course, your pictures have me drooling. I frequently make a lemon poppy seed bread, but muffins is a wonderful idea!xoxo Pattie
wow sono eccezionali!! complimenti!
These are beauties, and the glaze is just perfect. I so wish I could grab one for breakfast!
they look to pretty to eat… but i could manage~
How elegant you've made them look, Ann! Lemon ANYTHING is a favorite around this house so I will be trying these soon. Interesting substitutions…I admire your sense of adventure when it comes to cooking. I try to follow a recipe exactly to the letter & it STILL doesn't come out right sometimes. ~insert rolled eyes~
These look wonderful! Pam
I made these yesterday and LOVED the wonderful lemon flavor! thanks so much for a wonderful recipe : )
I am so going to try baking this on the near future. Looks so so yummy!
Thanks for sharing your yummy muffin recipe.
I made these today! They came out looking like normal muffins rather than bakery masterpieces, but that's okay. :)I added a bit of extra lemon juice, and I liked the end result. Next time I would probably add some more poppyseeds, but other than that I wouldn't make any changes.
i made these yesterday. they are amazing! thank you so much!
I made these today and I have to say that they have one major drawback – they are way too good and easy to eat! I wouldn't change a thing except to double the recipe! Thanks for sharing!
could you use this recipe as a loaf instead of muffins?
would you be able to use this recipe as a load of bread, instead of muffins.
Yes, I often use loaf cake recipes as muffins and muffin recipes as loaf cakes. You just need to adjust the baking time.~Ann
These look so good, and so funny I bought a pack of poppy seeds and lemons at the grocery store today!! 🙂 I will be trying these this weekend!!
These look so good!! For some reason I bought poppy seeds this morning, and lots of lemons, I guess my ESP was on full charger. lol I will be trying these this weekend. 🙂
I made these tonight. they were very good, the only thing I need to do different next time and there will be a next time is make the glaze thicker. but other than that they were easy and good… Thank You.
Very good muffins! They are moist and yummy. My only suggestion is to double or triple the glaze.
Have you ever frozen them for a later date?
Yes, you can freeze them. But without the drizzle. ~Ann
I do not have any fresh lemons on hand, however I have some lemon extract. Would that work for now? I have everything else and need a baked good for Friday morning. 🙂 Thanks!
Shelbey, Although I do not use lemon extract, I don't see why not. Just use a small amount though, not two tablespoons. I would be more tempted to just go with the lemon zest. ~Ann
perfect lemon fix. thanks
Where do you buy poppy seeds at the store?
Most grocery stores sell poppy seeds in their spice or baking aisle. You can also find them in the \”bulk\” section. Store them in the freezer because they go rancid if stored in a cupboard. ~Ann
Made these today – yum! I thought they were just a tiny bit too salty…I'll cut down on the salt a bit next time. But still really good and the texture is just lovely. I've been wanting to make lemon poppy seed muffins for about 15 years but when I saw your recipe it finally prompted me to do it. These are a keeper!
Wonderful!. Mine turned out just like the picture, smell delicious. Taste terrific!
Anyone have the nutritional info on these- trying to be good but having some fun things
So I loved your muffins the first time I made them! They were the best poopy-seed muffins I have ever had. They were the perfect birthday dessert for my husband. I just made them for a second time and I'm pretty sure I followed the recipe exactly, except that I doubled it. Anyway, while I left my muffins in the pan to cool they collapsed a little. Instead of having their cute little round tops, they were flat. Do you know any reason that could have happened? Has that ever happened to you before?
Elora, is it possible that your baking powder wasn't fresh? Or maybe they were under baked? Other than that, I don't know why they would collapse. ~Amm
Looks and sounds fantastic, however very rich. How many calories in a muffin?
Sorry Jenny, I have no idea.
Pretty and yummy! I have already baked your recipe and they are really yummy.I leave you my own post of your recipe.Thanks a lot for sharing!http://foodytuesday.blogspot.com.es/2015/03/muffins-de-limon-y-semillas-de-amapola.html
Added 2 table spoons lemon zest, 1/2 cup lemon juice, 2 Tablespoons of yogurt, and about 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds best modification ever if you're looking for it to be even lemon-ier and poppy seed-ier!
We loved these!!! I served them for company and they are so easy to make!!!!!! Will be using in the future!!!
The most beautiful muffins I have ever made. The tops rose perfectly! Thanks for the recipe!