April 05, 2010

Tuesdays At The Table - Lemon Poppy Muffins

Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a fabulous Easter!  Mine was....well....interesting. More details later in the week.

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Those of you that follow me on Twitter know that I went a little nuts ordering plants last week.  I can't wait until they all arrive - especially my Meyer Lemon Trees!!  I'm so excited to make this recipe with my own lemons.  :-)

Lemon Poppy Muffins

2/3 cup granulated sugar
zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 stick (8 Tablespoons) butter, melted
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 tablespoons granulated sugar (for topping the batter before baking)

Glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar whisked together with 2 or 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice

In a large bowl, mash the granulated sugar with the lemon zest until the sugar is lightly colored and scented with lemon. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the eggs, or sour cream, vanilla extract, melted butter and lemon juice.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and fold together. When almost thoroughly mixed, add the poppy seeds. Divide batter between muffin cups. Sprinkle each would be muffing with granulated sugar.

Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes (until the tops are golden and a skewer inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean). Let cook on a wire rack for 5-10 minutes before glazing.

What's cooking in your kitchen?


  1. Awww...you ordered Meyer lemon trees? I am so jealous I can't even speak it. Sigh. I love Meyer lemons so much. I love lemons, period. Lucky!

    The recipe looks delicious and yes, I'm sure it will be cool to be able to make it with your OWN lemons! :-)

    Thanks as always for hosting!

  2. I wish I could grow lemons in the Northwest!! They are my favorite - and this recipe looks very yummy - Thanks for sharing it and for hosting!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting your linky today! I love coming to your blog because the blog design/colors/header just cheer me right up! I love lemons, too.

  4. that does sound yummy..

    Glad you have a tree on the way..

  5. Thanks for hosting! I love lemon! I just made lemon blueberry scones for easter morning..yum!

  6. we DO love lemons, lemonade and ALL things lemoney!

    and you have your very OWN tree, yipee!

    coco & that little devil tiffy

  7. I love lemon and poppy seed muffins and that recipe sounds delicious. It's so wonderful you can grow lemons where you are! Thanks for hosting.

  8. I'm not generally a fan of poppy seeds, but with citrus, they just WORK. Thanks for sharing and for hosting!

  9. My sister makes the most amazing lemon meringue pie! I'll have to post that one next week so you can give it a try with your fresh lemons!

  10. Oh yummo! I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything with the words lemon and poppy seed in it! I can't wait to give these a try.

  11. I love lemon and muffins. These look wonderful.

  12. Yum! I love lemon! These sound delish!! :D

    Thank you so much for hosting this each week!

  13. I can never have enough muffin recipes. I will have to put yours on my list to try!

    This is my first time linking with your party. Thanks so much for having us!

  14. Can't wait to hear about your weekend now! You've got me curious.

  15. Look at all these yummy recipes! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Wow! Growing your own lemons. I am so jealous!! Sounds like a delicious recipe!!

  17. Your muffins sound great! I sure wish I could grow my own lemons, but I would need a large, heated green house to make it happen. :-)

  18. Oh, I LOVE lemon poppy seed muffins. I am so looking forward to trying these. YUM!

  19. I've been perfecting a healthy version of homemade blueberry muffins for weeks now - I'll have to try these next! Thanks

  20. Lemon poppy muffins are sooo good! Thanks for sharing!


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