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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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February 08, 2016 · 2.6k Views

(Jamie is a guest blogger from Jamie Cooks It Up!.)

Every time the calendar rolls around to Bleak Mid Winter I start to crave everything lemon. Beach Street Lemon ChickenLuscious Lemon Pie and Blackberry Cashew Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Vinaigrette...to name just a few. Lemon is one of my very favorite flavors and when the weather is drab and dreary, I can't seem to get enough of its sunny disposition.  

In an effort to "bring on the lemon" I tweaked my recipe for Poppyseed Bread to make these yummy muffins. They are packed with lemon flavor! When they were warm from the oven I dipped the tops into a heavenly lemon sugar glaze. It was the right thing to do, friends. They turned out wonderfully well. I hope some of you have a chance to try them! 


3 C flour

1 1/2 t salt

1 1/2 t baking powder

2 1/2 C sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 C milk

1 1/2 t vanilla extract

2 Tb fresh lemon juice

1 tsp lemon zest

1 C + 2 T canola oil

1/4 C poppy seeds


3/4 C + 1 Tb sugar

1/4 C freshly lemon juice

1 1/2 t vanilla

dash salt


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Stir your flour, salt, baking powder and sugar together in a medium sized mixing bowl with a wire whisk. 
  3. In a separate mixing bowl whisk up your eggs until they are nice and frothy. Add the milk, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest and oil. Wisk it all together until it's nicely combined. 
  4. Pour in your poppy seeds and give it another whisking to incorporate. 
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Using a wooden spoon, stir everything together just until combined. You don't want a lot of flour clumps, but you don't want to over mix here either. 
  6. Line your muffin tins with cupcake liners and fill them 2/3 full of batter. 
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow them to sit in the pan on your counter for about 5 minutes. 
  8. Whisk together the ingredients for the glaze and dip the top of the muffins in the glaze. Set them on a wire rack to cool. 


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Jamie Eskelson is a 41 year old wife and mother of 5, living in Herriman, Utah. She graduated from The University of Utah with a degree in Choral Music Education. Though music was her passion early on, once she settled down to raise a family she realized how much she loved cooking and baking. She spent countless hours developing her culinary skills. For the past 6 years she has shared wonderful recipes, complete with photos and step by step instructions on the blog Jamie Cooks It Up! Readers across the globe stop by her site to read and use the over 1000 family friendly recipes that are stored there. She loves food blogging and is grateful to have such an amazing job she can do from home while she bakes cookies in her pajamas.

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