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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Light and fluffy muffins, perfect for a mid afternoon snack

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 235 kcal
Author Michelle

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
US Customary - Metric

Directions

  1. 1. Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Butter or spray the 12 molds in a regular-size muffin pan or fit the molds with paper muffin cups.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, rub the sugar and lemon zest together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and the fragrance of lemon strong. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk the sour cream, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and melted butter together until well blended. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and, with the whisk or a rubber spatula, gently but quickly stir to blend. Don't worry about being thorough - a few lumps are better than over mixing the batter. Stir in the poppy seeds. Divide the batter evenly among the muffins cups.
  3. 3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until the tops are golden and a thin knife inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a rack and cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing each muffin from its mold. Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
  4. *Note: The recipe calls for a glaze but I didn't use it.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 95mg4%
Potassium 135mg4%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 2.1mg3%
Calcium 76mg8%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.