February 09, 2010

Poppy Seed Muffins

 

Not too long ago I received a coupon for a dozen free eggs compliments of Foodbuzz and Eggland's Best.  This was a a definite win for me to receive as loving to bake I always have eggs in the house!  I used these eggs to make Grumpy's birthday cake, the Superbowl Cookies and the Valentine Cookies.  Did you know that compared to ordinary eggs, Eggland's Best have higher levels of important nutrients like vitamin A , B2, B12, D and E, along with lower levels of saturated fat and cholesterol?  Even better reason for me to bake with them!


While reading Cristine's blog, Cooking with Cristine,  I came across some Poppyseed Muffins that she had made.  The minute I saw these I had an instant craving for some.  If you haven't seen Cristine's blog you really should head over and visit her.  She has some great recipes like the one for these Buttermilk Biscuits that make my mouth water!  I am definitely going to try making them and pray they turn our like hers!  I'm not too good at biscuits...so I am always jealous when I see biscuits looking this good made by someone else!  She also has started Cooking with Anya where she lets her daughter choose a recipe and make it to blog - using Anya's words.  I think its great she is doing that with her daughter!

I wanted to make Cristine's recipe but I didn't have the sour cream or the cream so I made the recipe below with the hopes they would come out moist and delicious....and they were!  Grumpy and I both enjoyed these muffins!  I am an almond addict so whenever I make something that I think almond will go well in I always use it.  I didn't do a crumb topping like Cristine, basically because I got lazy, so I just mixed some confectioner's sugar and lemon juice together and drizzled.  Yummy!    




Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp poppy seeds
2/3 cup sugar
Juice of one lemon
1/2 cup yogurt
1.2 cup milk
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1 stick unsalted butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Combine the all the dry ingredients, set aside.

Stir milk and yogurt, eggs, vanilla, butter and lemon juice to combine.

Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients. Do not overstir and with muffin batter it is always ok to have lumps!

Spoon into the muffin cups and bake for 12 -15 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Drizzle with icing made from lemon juice and powdered sugar. I used juice of 1/2 lemon with enough sugar to make a thick glaze.

29 comments:

  1. I love these muffin ans they are also good as a cake..that glaze is a must!

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  2. You are too sweet, Shelby! You made my day with this post!

    Your muffins look fantastic and that glaze is to die for. YUM!!!

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  3. I do love a yummy poppy seed muffin--these look excellent! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Lovely muffins, nicely presentation!

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  5. these are gorgeous! I've never made my own poppy seed muffins. I'll have to fix that! :)

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  6. Honey B, you make these muffins look so good! Love the icing over the top!

    CCR
    =:~)

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  7. We love poppyseeds muffins around here. So fun to receive a coupon for free eggs.

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  8. Now that is one muffin I could not say no too..Yummy!

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  9. Back again to tell you I have an award for you on my blog!

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  10. I love poppy seed muffins! These look scrumptious.

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  11. Drooling here with these muffins!!

    Cheers,

    Gera

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  12. I love poppyseed muffins!! These look so good.

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  13. I'm having me a cravin' right now!

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  14. I love the lemon poppyseed combo! And all the better with your healthifications. (Even if they were accidental).

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  15. I have been searching all over for this! Finally I found your website on Google.

    Thx

    STACI
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  16. I baked some lemon muffins yesterday, but the lemon was in the dought and the poppy seeds outside, I had to try this lemon glaze

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  17. I have always loved the poppy seed and lemon combination!!!!

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  18. I love anything lemon, which I'm sure I've mentioned before and I love these type of muffins. The glaze tops it off perfectly.

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  19. Bookmarked! I can't wait to try these beauties.

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  20. I love lemon poppyseed muffins! Wishing I had one right now for breakfast. Yum!

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  21. The muffins look amazing! Yum!

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  22. I buy the Eggland's Best eggs as well; it's a nice product.

    Those muffins look amazing. Love the glaze.

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  23. Those poppy seed muffins look so good!

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  24. I have been thinking about a lemon poppy seed cake for a while, and these muffins look great. I didn't know about the health benefits of egglands eggs. Thanks!

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  25. Cristine's blog does rock and that is awesome how Anya's blogging with her mom.

    Your poppy seed muffins look great,too. As mentioned on Cristine's blog its odd that I haven't given these a try. I love lemon and poppyseed why not together, right?
    ~ingrid

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  26. One of the favorite muffins at our house. I like that hint of almond that is just a little mysterious.

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  27. Lemon & poppy seed we all enjoy in this house. can't wait to give them a try.

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  28. I've been looking for a lemon poppyseed muffin for some time. I tried one but didn't particularly like it.

    Here's to hoping.

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