Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

lemon poppy seed muffins

Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Sometimes I use baking as therapy for a bad day. I find it relaxes me. I wanted to make something quick and easy, something I wouldn’t have to wait too long for. I didn’t want something heavy and chocolate: I wasn’t looking for comfort food, just comfort baking!

These are lovely and light with a lemony tang and a hit of crunchy poppy seeds. If you shut your eyes you can almost pretend they are good for you.


250g plain flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

115g soft brown sugar

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

115g butter, melted

2 eggs, beaten

85 ml milk

Zest and juice of 2 small lemons


Set the oven to 190°C. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.

Sieve the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together and mix in the sugar and poppy seeds.

Mix the butter, eggs, milk and lemon zest and juice together and add to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined but do not overmix.

Pour or spoon into the muffin cases and bake for 20 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch.

Leave to cool on a cooling rack.

Baking therapy at its easiest!

Categories: Baking, Cakes, Cupcakes, Muffins, Recipes

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5 replies

  1. I really love your photography on this post! The colors on the rose plate really emphasized the color of the muffin, and the silver bowl in the background really grounds the plate and muffin in the photo by echoing the silver line of the plate and fork. Nice work!

  2. These look delicious, I love the lemon and poppy seed combination!

  3. Still one of my favourite muffins. I feel the need for muffins coming on!

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