#MuffinMonday: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

fb5cd-muffin2bmonday2bcropThere 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!

You can see all our of lovely muffins by following our Pinterest board. Updated links for all of our past events and more information about Muffin Monday can be found on our home page.

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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, lemon zest, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sour cream, eggs, and lemon juice. Combine wet ingredients into dry. Fold in the poppy seeds.
  4. 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/*

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins for #MuffinMonday from Sew You Think You Can Cook

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
Kitchen Stories

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

6 thoughts on “#MuffinMonday: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  1. I love it when children go outside their safe favorites and end up loving the new thing! Your lemon poppyseed muffins are lovely, Lauren. And I am so envious that you have a Whole Foods AND a coffee shop you can walk to.

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