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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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The weather has been so fickle here lately…last week was full of 50-degree days, which almost had me tricked into thinking that spring was actually here. This week though, we’re back down to the 30s, and it makes me want to crawl back into bed and hibernate for a couple more months. One thing I love though is that despite the weather, I can always whip up something bright and cheery in the kitchen. These lemon poppy seed muffins from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking From My Home to Yours, one of my all-time favorite baking books, have been on my to-make list for quite a while. They are soft without being overly moist, and the lemon glaze is a lovely finish – perfect for getting you out of that yucky weather funk!

Recipe adapted from Baking From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.

For the icing:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a muffin pan. In a large bowl, rub together the sugar and lemon zest until fragrant.

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Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract, and butter. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, but be careful not to overmix the batter. Stir in the poppy seeds.

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Divide the batter evenly in the muffin pan.

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Bake 18-20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool 5 minutes before removing from the pan. Cool completely before icing.

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Posted by on March 22, 2011.

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38 Responses

  1. Yum! Lemon poppy seed is one of my favorite morning muffins! I can’t wait to make these!

    Gorgeous photo too 🙂

    by DessertForTwo on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

  2. Can’t wait to make these! They look delicious!

    by beth stegall on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:40 am

  3. OH YUM! Lemon poppy seed are my favorite! Where do you buy your poppy seeds?

    by d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:44 am

  4. OMG I AM EXCITED! I just got a jar of poppy seeds from Penzey’s. Perfect timing, Tracy 😀

    by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:46 am

  5. Love that stack of muffins!! So cute and yummy!

    by Jessica @ How Sweet on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:53 am

  6. These look GORGEOUS!! I love lemon poppy seed!!!

    Thanks for the recipe Tracy

    by TidyMom on Mar 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

  7. I was just looking for recipes for lemon poppy seed muffins yesterday! Yours look delicious, I’ll have to try your recipe 🙂

    by Anna on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

  8. So cheery! I love Dorie’s recipes. They are so dependable.

    by JenniferA on Mar 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

  9. How have I missed these in Dorie’s book all this time? They look positively wonderful. Our weather is only a little dreary here but I’ll take the opportunity for a pick-me-up anyway. 🙂

    by Kathy - Panini Happy on Mar 22, 2011 at 11:00 am

  10. I would crawl out of bed for these, even on a cold morning. They look fantastic!

    by naomi on Mar 22, 2011 at 12:01 pm

  11. Those muffins look amazing. I bet they taste as wonderful as they look. Great job with the picture.

    by carolinaheartstrings on Mar 22, 2011 at 12:18 pm

  12. Those are beautiful and look delicious!



    by Rosa on Mar 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm

  13. I love lemon poppy seed muffins! Thanks for sharing this recipe so I can make them at home. 🙂

    by Christina on Mar 22, 2011 at 2:20 pm

  14. Mmmmmmmm, I can smell the lemony goodness now!

    by Wenderly on Mar 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

  15. Love lemon poppy seed muffins, Tracey! Yours look fantastic.

    by Robyn | Add a Pinch on Mar 22, 2011 at 3:23 pm

  16. These muffins look so tasty! Wonderful recipe. I’m going to try it as soon as I can 🙂

    by Katrina on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:51 pm

  17. These look too good to pass up… I just might have to make some this week!

    by Amanda on Mar 22, 2011 at 4:52 pm

  18. I love pretty much anything lemon. These look wonderful-can’t wait to give them a try.

    by Kathleen on Mar 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm

  19. Oh, they are just lovely!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Mar 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm

  20. These muffins look fabulous! I’d love these for breakfast tomorrow AM.

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Mar 22, 2011 at 7:11 pm

  21. I love the combination of lemon and poppy and these muffins look so delicious.

    by Mama Kelly aka Jia on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm

  22. Yum! Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are one of my favorites, that and Blueberry Muffins. I could go for one of these right about now.

    by Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:48 pm

  23. These muffins look great! I’ve been on a lemon kick lately. I’ll have to make these soon.

    by Molly at Duchess of Fork on Mar 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

  24. thanks for the delivery of Lemon Poppy seed muffins – i can almost smell the lemony goodness!!

    by Camille on Mar 23, 2011 at 9:09 am

  25. That drizzle is perfection!! Yummy!

    by shelly (cookies and cups) on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:11 am

  26. You must have been reading my mind because I’ve been craving lemon poppy seed muffins. They’re my absolute favorite muffins and yours look incredible. I wish I had some for breakfast right now! 🙂

    by Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:16 am

  27. Wow…these look beyond delicious, and I don’t even like muffins!

    by Susan on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:23 am

  28. I love that Dorie cookbook – so many treasures! These poppy muffins look fantastic and I can’t wait to try them.

    by Cookin' Canuck on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:28 am

  29. Love these. Can’t wait to make these this weekend

    by Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. on Mar 23, 2011 at 10:51 am

  30. One of my favorite muffins! Perfect for spring too!

    by Maria on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm

  31. What pretty little muffins!!

    by Jenny Flake on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:07 pm

  32. Thanks for the recipe! These are my favorite type of muffins, yet I’ve never made them. I went right home and made these and they are great!

    by Jessica on Mar 23, 2011 at 12:19 pm

  33. These are my absolute favorite muffins, and yours look to die for Tracy! What a great recipe. I have actually never made them myself but will definitely be trying for the first time with your recipe. Thanks for sharing!

    by Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking on Mar 23, 2011 at 1:40 pm

  34. My husband won’t ever eat poppy seeds because he’s afraid one of them will get stuck in his teeth and no one will tell him it’s there. So I never get to make poppy seed baked goods! These look fabulous. Love the drizzle!

    by Lori @ RecipeGirl on Mar 23, 2011 at 2:47 pm

  35. These look lovely! I bet they taste even better than they look. I love lemon anything so I’m sure these would be a hit!

    by MikeVFMK on Mar 23, 2011 at 6:11 pm

  36. I LOVE Lemon so these sound delicious! Your photo’s are beautiful!

    by Rene @ BargainHootLiving on Mar 23, 2011 at 8:43 pm

  37. I can so sympathize with you on the fickle weather thing!!! These look delicious. My oldest daughter is a big lemon poppy seed muffin fan – I’m printing this off for her – thanks!

    by Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles on Mar 25, 2011 at 10:58 am

  38. Lemon + Poppy = Happy! Definitely on the next ‘sweet tooth’ crisis menu!

    by Sandi on Mar 29, 2011 at 7:12 am

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