Lemon Poppyseed Muffins


I was going through my list of recipes I need to post on here, and I noticed more than half of them are cookies. I have WAY too many cookie recipes. So next week I think I'm going to post a cookie recipe every day, otherwise it's going to take me a lifetime.

Which got me to thinking about what things I prefer to bake, and what flavors I prefer over others.




Cookies are probably my favorite, because they're easy, and you can change the flavors and textures around a lot. And everyone likes cookies. You know what's crazy? Biscotti is my favorite type of cookie to bake, even though more effort goes into making it. I love mixing up the dough, forming the logs, baking them, slicing them, baking them again, and then dipping each cookie into chocolate. It's so much work but I love it!

Now what flavor do I prefer to use over others? Do you really have to ask?
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! All kinds.

What's your favorite thing to bake? What's your favorite flavor to use?



I know by reading many food blogs a lot of you like to bake muffins. So do I!
They're easy, scrumptious, and you can have them baked in thirty minutes.

My family would bake muffins on weekend mornings and I'd always go for the lemon-poppyseed over the blueberry, strawberry and banana nut.
Now I would have to try one of each. :) But I still love lemon poppyseed.


Lemon Poppyseed Muffins 

2 cups cake flour
2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon poppyseeds
2 large eggs
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon almond extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin pan.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; whisk in sugar and poppyseeds until combined.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, oil, lemon juice, lemon zest and almond extract until combined; stir in dry ingredients until just combined.

Divide batter into muffin cups. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool five minutes before removing from pan.

Makes 1 dozen muffins


34 comments:

  1. beautiful! i love poppy seed ANYTHING!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Mmmmm, I can't wait to try this one, they look so delicious.

    I love to bake muffins and cupcakes, what I love is a recipe that can be both. Way too many cupcake are pretty terrible if you scrape off the icing. As for the actual flavors, I don't have a favorite, they're all good!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Mmm, mmm, classic muffins!! But hey, don't stop posting the cookie recipes - I love them!! :-D

    ReplyDelete
  4. The muffins look great. Even though I am a chocolate person, there is just something about lemon cakes, muffins, cookies with a cup of coffee. Fantastic! My favorite thing to bake are cakes...I love experimenting with different recipes for cakes. It must be because I enjoy eating cake so much!

    ReplyDelete
  5. not a fan of poppy seads or lemon flavored stuff but the pictures are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These are a classic, they look really moist too.

    I love cookies, I also adore biscotti best but most of the time I'm too lazy to make it :). I will go out of my way to make cake! Even if it's plain, love the carby goodness.

    ReplyDelete
  7. MMMMMMMMMM,...these poppyseed muffins look marvellous & so tasty!!

    I love them!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm so excited for your cookie recipe/per day next week! I love baking cookies and my favor flavor is peanut butter. So many things go well with peanut butter. These muffins looks yummy. I've never made lemon poppyseed ones, but I do love the flavor.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love a good lemon dessert. Lemon poppyseed muffins are awesome but sometimes they're sort of overdone. People make them all the time, but they're not always made well, particularly the commercial varieties. Yours look beyond perfect.

    I was trying to think of my favorite flavor to bake with beyond chocolate. I love so many: banana, coconut, coffee, peanut butter. I think if I had to pick one as as second favorite above all the rest, it woule be hazelnut. There is just somethign about hazelnut.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm totally with you on the biscotti. I love working with the dough and shaping them, and I also love that supposedly these are the perfect coffee companion.

    Next would have to be cake since it's pretty easy to make a tower of impressiveness. At the same time, it gives me the opportunity to work on my skillz.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love lemon poppyseed too. I used to HATE them as a kid. Just goes to show how little we know when we are young.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hands down -- lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite combinations. So moist and sweet (but not too sweet).

    I do more cooking than baking -- although, I must confess, I really do enjoy both. My hips just can't take too much more of the baking :)

    Cookies are my all time favorite from the eating end. But, when it comes to the creation -- I LOVE CAKE. The slicing and filling and frosting -- I love it all. And it's such great fun to haul out the big guns for a birthday party by making a great layer cake. As far as flavors go -- coffee and chocolate are tied up for first at my house, with plain old vanilla being a close second. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. mmm this reminds me of a lemon poppyseed bread i need to post soon...ridiculously unhealthy but so so worth it! :)


    pretty excited for next week's cookie posts!

    ReplyDelete
  14. how ironic that in a post about muffins, you realize how many cookies you make, whereas i’ve just discovered that i don’t make enough cookies and eat way too many muffins. :)

    ReplyDelete
  15. I have a muffin problem :)

    I normally go for anything chocolate, but I can't pass up a lemon poppyseed or a pistachio muffin for some reason!

    ReplyDelete
  16. muffin season is coming isn't it?
    fav's to bake with for me are vanilla, bacon and cheddar.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I probably bake cookies the most often too! I rarely make muffins though, and when I do, I always make banana nut. Your lemon poppyseed ones are defintely inspiring me to branch out though - they look perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Those would pack beautifully and be very easy to mail. Hint, hint.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Hands down lemon is my favourite flavouring sweet or savoury...give me a poppyseed myffin or lemon meringue pie any day.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love poppyseed muffins! My favorite!

    ReplyDelete
  21. i love all your cookie recipes! i just wished i made more cookies now. no one seems to eat them in my home so i've pretty much stopped :( sad times.
    this tower of muffins is the best thing i've seen all week. it makes me so happy looking at it! love lemon poppy. xx

    ReplyDelete
  22. I used to love Strabucks' orange poppy seed loaf..I bet this is even better than that!

    ReplyDelete
  23. You should have 10X the comments you get with your baking abilities! I hope you are on TV again, and I hope they appreciate your talent!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Very light and fluffy looking! Too bad I am looking for a job and can't eat poppy seeds!

    ReplyDelete
  25. very nice photography....and equally as good....the recipe. Yougurt in anything is great!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I can't blame you for choosing lemon poppyseed muffins over the others, they're quite lovely! What do I prefer to bake? Well probably cookies too, so fast to make, bake and eat ;)

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh I love lemon poppy seed! If I wasn't leaving on a train so early tomorrow morning, I would definitely be making these!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Wow! Great blog! I was searching for a homemade marshmallow recipe by images- I have been digging through you pages. Great, great! I'll be a regular!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh these muffins look beautiful! I too, bake many many cookies - so much so that I've tried to stop now, but I miss them! My favourite flavours are lemon and ginger, but preferably not together ;)

    ReplyDelete
  30. Ah, a cookie party coming up. Great!!

    I personally think there is a dirth of great--and I mean fab.ul.ous. muffin recipes out there. It's too bad.

    ReplyDelete
  31. LOVE the photos. Love poppy seed muffins! Can't wait to try this!

    ReplyDelete

Sup?

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...