Blackberry-Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins






Blackberry-Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Ingredients:
6 ounces fresh blackberries
2 tablespoons seedless blackberry preserves
Cornmeal
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons poppy seeds
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 large egg
1 cup reduced fat milk
1 1/4 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons finely chopped toasted almonds

Directions:
Preheat oven broiler; line a small sheet pan with foil, and place blackberries on pan. Warm the preserves in the microwave for 10-20 seconds, or until liquid; pour over berries, and toss until well combined.
Broil for 2-3 minutes, or until berries start to caramelize.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9 muffins cups with cooking spray; sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cornmeal into bottom of each cup.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder and salt; stir in sugar and poppy seeds, until well combined.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg, milk, lemon peel, lemon juice and vanilla extract, until well combined. Stir flour mixture into liquid mixture, until just combined; gently fold in blackberries.

Divide batter into 9 muffin cups, and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon cornmeal over each muffin cup, followed by almonds. Bake at 350 degrees F, for 20-23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool for 10 minutes, run a knife around outside edges, and lift muffins out onto a wire rack, to cool completely (or not).

Yield: 9 muffins.

43 comments:

  1. What a lovely tribute for your mum Emiline! The muffins sound amazing and look scrumptious yet again. Hope you don't mind but I've given you an award. Head on over to find out...

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  2. That's awesome! You should be on Bobby Flays throwdown!

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  3. I see you get yout talent from your cool Mom.

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  4. Those sound great!
    I recently made lemon poppy seed cookies that turned out much better than I thought they would, I'll be posting about them soon. I like your addition of blackberries.

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  5. Emiline what are you doing to me.....I think I've died and gone to heaven with your muffins!! Two of my most favourite fruits in a bake!! They are stunning!!

    I have an award for you on my blog :)

    http://rosiebakesapeaceofcake.blogspot.com/

    Rosie x

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  6. Wow - these have all kinds of goodies in them! They sound delicious!

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  7. Happy Mother's Day to your mom! She sounds really cool (and she made you!).

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  8. I'm a bit muffin obsessed and these look amazing! Very creative original recipe.

    Wonderful mothers day post :)

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  9. You can never go wrong with berries and lemon!

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  10. I think you would be a wonderful mother. Imagine all of the sweet treats your kids would get. They might be fat kids, but they would be very very happy kids!

    Nice recipe and nice Mom tribute. I wished I had time to bake something for my mother this weekend (at 67 my mother still rides horses, works out at the gym, teaches yoga and keeps her full time job - she's way cool!)

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  11. I would have loved these for breakfast this morning on Mother's Day. I am going on a picnic very soon though. E just had to pick me up and we are off on our day together:D

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  12. looks like a beautiful yummy muffin! i've been wanting to try out some poppy seed recipes.

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  13. Oooh Nummy!!
    I live in the blackberry capital of the world (Seattle. I don't know if it's literally the blackberry capital, but they grow like weeds all over the place here). I will remember this recipe when we are being bombarded with them in August.
    Your mom sounds awesome. Happy mother's day to the woman responsible for our dear Emiline.

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  14. "I am not a mommy. If it ever happens, it's going to be very, very scary. For the child." Emiline, you always crack me up, haha :0D

    Mmm, I can almost taste one of those scrumptious-looking blackberry-lemon poppy-seed muffins - they sound heavenly!!

    How fun that you're workin' the grill for Mother's Day!!

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  15. Those look fantastic! Maybe having your oven broken IS a bit of a present for your mom. You said such nice things about her. How much did she pay you for that? Oh wait, I'm thinking of what it would take for MY kids to say something nice. Just kidding! sort of...

    Happy Mother's Day to your mom and sister and don't forget Granny.

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  16. Those muffins look amazing. What great yellow and pink colours.

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  17. Haha, your mom's a MILF (mine is too, though)! Those muffins look deeelicious; I'm always looking for something to do with blackberries...

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  18. Poppyseed anything works for me, lemon anything is a favourite, blackberries - omg - now put it together - bibity bobity boo - unbelievable combo - I think I saved it twice by mistake. Sure hope that oven starts working again soon.

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  19. What great flavors! These muffins look yummy!

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  20. Beautiful Muffins Emiline! They are so pretty! Still working on that oven Huh? Good luck!

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  21. A cool daughter with a cool mother, how cute is that? Love the muffin, especially the texture on the top.

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  22. These muffins look gorgeous Em, and your photos really do them justice. Hope your Mom had a great Mothers Day.

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  23. This is my first time here. You have a very nice blog I will be back!

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  24. where to begin? the colors are awesome--purple and yellow are a favorite combination of mine. the flavors are tremendous--i mean, lemon and blackberries, come on! the textures would be surprising and fun--crunchy poppy seeds and almonds, grainy cornmeal, and soft batter. mmm.

    good lord, apparently i could write a short novel about these beauties. it goes without saying, but nicely done! :)

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  25. A very nice tribute to your mom, Emiline! :)
    Those muffins look great! Hope you had a nice weekend and some lovely grilled foods with your family!

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  26. I so wish I had one (or 5) of these to have with my coffee this morning...your mom is a lucky lady!

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  27. When did you make these?! Was I offered one? It's possible that I just don't remember.
    I'm in English class right now, and I should be doing research on Sylvia Plath. I might work on it, but it's way too tempting to have a computer sitting in front of me. I can't really think of anything else to tell you. I'll see you when I get home/before you go to work. :(

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  28. Yum! Now I want muffins!! I like the idea of blackberries in there. I don't think I've ever had a blackberry muffin.

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  29. That muffin looks soooo yummy! I am definitely keeping this recipe. I have tagged you for a silly meme. See my blog.

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  30. These look incredible and soo pretty! I'd love to try and make them. Thanks for sharing the recipe and pics!

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  31. Isn't it great to love your mom? I just love my mom too!!! She so awesome. I made her a chocolate pistashio cake for mother's day. I'll post it soon.
    Your muffins look awesome. Wish I had one right now.

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  32. Hi Emiline, I have given you the Arte y Pico award:

    http://kitchenlaw.blogspot.com/2008/05/ginger-biscuits-with-lemon-icing.html

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  33. I love the cornmeal crunch. I can't wait to try that on my next batch of muffins.

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  34. Heh, I love how you have Consey as one of your first links!

    This muffin recipe sounds incredible. You even put whole wheat flour in it! And blackberries is a nice change from blueberries, and the method you use is original.

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  35. You know I'm obsessed with muffins right? I was just thinking today about how I haven't made any in a while... Need to do that soon! These look oh-so-yummy.

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  36. That's one fantastic looking muffin!
    And it sounds like you have a great mom... I hope you enjoyed your day together.
    Did you check in your oven for the bear? That could be the problem....

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  37. Emiline, that is one of the most beautiful and yummy muffins I have ever seen!

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  38. oh my mom in law will love this!! i'll do this next week...we celebrate mother's day here in france a bit late compared to the rest of the world.;hehehe

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  39. yum yum yum...i must bake these!

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  40. well I'm about a year late, but my boyfriend requested lemon poppyseed muffins, and then when I found blackberries on sale I was hoping of finding a way to incorporate them and I found this recipe with a google search. And I'm trying to use up some almonds and blackberry preserves, too! I was thrilled to find this recipe! Can't wait to make it tonight.

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