Made with buttermilk, fresh lemon juice, and zest, these lemon poppy seed muffins have a light texture and tangy lemon flavor.

Lemon Poppy Seed Buttermilk Muffins

The classic tangy flavor combination of lemon and poppy seeds gets a nice boost from freshly squeezed lemon juice, grated zest, and buttermilk.

Moist, light and not too sweet, they taste great served warm and spread with a bit of butter and a dab of store-bought lemon curd.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Buttermilk Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Made with buttermilk, fresh lemon juice, and zest, these lemon poppy seed muffins have a light texture and tangy lemon flavor.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a standard-sized muffin pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the eggs, melted butter, buttermilk, vegetable oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon and vanilla extracts.
  4. Stir into the dry ingredients, add the poppy seeds and combine thoroughly.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Transfer muffins from pan to a cooling rack immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 186Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 278mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.