I'm going to let you in on a secret: You don't actually need a dedicated recipe to revel in the tart, sweet comfort of freshly baked lemon poppy muffins. If you start with our basic, built-for-customizing recipe for muffins, a lemon poppy seed variation is practically a piece of cake to make.
Why Your Muffin Mix Deserves This Upgrade
We're starting with our basic muffin recipe and giving it a boost of the bright flavor of lemon with a generous hit of lemon zest. Lemon zest gives you all the flavor of lemon, thanks to the oil, without the tartness of its juice. To bring in some delicate crunch, poppy seeds are folded into the batter. Together, this classic duo brings texture and flavor to each bite.
Get the recipe: How To Make Muffins: The Simplest, Easiest Method
How to Do It
Prepare the batter for basic muffins. Stir in the zest of 2 lemons and 2 tablespoons of poppy seeds. For a sweeter version, rub the zest with 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar. Spoon the batter into muffin tins, and top with additional zest and poppy seeds, if you like. Bake according to the recipe instructions.
Read more: How To Easily Zest Lemons
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