This recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins is moist and delicious and has a tang of buttermilk. It is sure to be a delight with your family too.
One of my daughter’s favorite muffins is a lemon poppy seed variety. She loves the tanginess of the lemon with the slight crunch of the seeds and is always happy when I make them for breakfast or brunch.
I buy them quite often for her, but decided to try my hand on making my own recipe today.
Printable Recipe – Lemon Poppy seed Muffin
This recipe is moist and delicious and has a tang of buttermilk. It is sure to be a delight with your family too.
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Lemon Poppy seed Muffin
Buttermilk adds a rich and tangy finish to the sweet lemon poppy seed muffins.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, separated (I use free range eggs)
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- Zest of 2 lemons, grated
- 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup low fat buttermilk
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350°F Coat muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- Add the egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- In a separate bowl, stir together the dry ingredients, poppy seeds, and lemon zest.
- Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, first the buttermilk, then lemon juice, and finally the vanilla.
- Continue beating on a low speed just until smooth.
- In another bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Gently fold them into the muffin batter until blended.
- Spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups, 3/4-full.
- Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Cool for 5 minutes then remove to cool completely.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 231mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.