Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I was a picky eater growing up, but looking back, I’m baffled at a few of my food aversions. One of which was muffins. Who doesn’t like muffins?! Three year-old Sarah, that’s who! Luckily, it wasn’t long before I finally found the courage to try a nibble of a strange looking lemon poppy seed muffin, and you know what?! I actually liked it! 

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

While trying a new food was a small act of bravery as a child, the thought reminded me to continue taking risks and trying new things as an adult. Even though you may have convinced yourself you won’t like something (like little Sarah was convinced she didn’t like lemon poppy seed muffins) push yourself to explore new things. You never know when you might discover something delicious or uncover a new passion.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I’ve gone on a ramble now, haven’t I?! Well, let’s get back to the reason you clicked on this post – to learn how to make these delicious lemon poppy seed muffins! Enjoy!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Ingredients:

Muffins:

  • 2.5 C. flour
  • 1 ¼ Tbs. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 C. honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbs. lemon zest
  • ¼ C. lemon juice
  • 1 ½ C. plain yogurt
  • ¾ C. coconut oil, melted
  • 3 Tbs. poppy seeds

Glaze:

  • ¼ C. powdered sugar
  • ¼ C. lemon juice

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place baking liners into the muffin tray
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • Slowly combine the wet ingredients in with the dry and stir until combined.
  • Gently stir in the poppy seeds and scoop even amounts of the batter into the muffin cases.
  • Bake until a toothpick can be inserted into a muffin and come out clean (around 20-25 minutes)
  • Pull the muffins out of the oven and let cool.
  • Mix together the glaze ingredients until smooth and drizzle over the muffins.
  • Let the glaze set and then serve!

Cornbread Muffins

Cornbread-Muffins

There is a little brewery resultant in Mount Horeb, WI that we visit every time we are in the area. Aside from their famous beer cheese soup (seriously, Ian never stops talking about it!) their cornbread muffins are at the top of the list. They accompany their soups and salad orders and make you feel good about your choice to forgo a side order of French fries (I know I’m not the only one who does this!)

Cornbread-Muffins

While I love the salad + cornbread muffin combo at the Grumpy Troll, I’ve never made them at home. So I thought it was time to mix up our dinner menu and try to bake a batch myself.

Cornbread-Muffins

They are delicious plain, but can be spiced up with a drizzle of honey or spread with butter. Enjoy!