There is a coffee shop near our home that we walk by quite often on our walk to and from Whole Foods. When we first moved here we discovered how incredible their muffins are, and Firecracker particularly fancies them. If he’s hungry or tired, he’ll declare that he wants a muffin as we walk by. And now that he’s in a forward facing car seat, he asks when we’re driving, too!
Normally we order a blueberry, cinnamon, or chocoalte muffin, but last time he went to the coffee shop with my husband, they got a lemon poppy seed muffin. I’m going to assume they were running low on the day’s muffin stock. Turns out he liked it so much we had to make some at home! Brining us to the first #MuffinMonday (and muffin) of the year.
#MuffinMonday is a group of muffin loving bakers who get together once a month to bake muffins to brighten their Mondays. There isn’t a theme to #MuffinMonday posts so anything goes, as long as it’s a muffin!
These muffins are best served with a bit of butter.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- 2 C flour
- 1 C sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 stick butter, melted
- 3/4 C sour cream
- 2 eggs
- 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, lemon zest, and salt.
- In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sour cream, eggs, and lemon juice. Combine wet ingredients into dry. Fold in the poppy seeds.
- Divide batter among 12 muffins. Bake 18 minutes.
*This recipe is adapted from Jess at http://jessfuel.com/2015/07/08/lemon-poppy-seed-mini-muffins/*
And don’t forget to check out these other muffin recipes:
Baba Ganoush Muffins from Food Lust People Love
Basic Banana Muffins from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Gruyère, Roasted Pepper, and Thyme Muffins from Karen’s
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins from Sew You Think You Can Cook
Healthy Tiramisu Muffins from Farm Fresh Feasts
Maple Bacon Muffins from Palatable Pastime
Orange Oat Muffins from Passion Kneaded