Sweet Melissa Sundays – Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

by Jessica on July 19, 2009

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

This weekend was spent hanging on the lake and soaking up the sun poolside in Fort Worth with the fam and it was sooo nice. I love FW like a fat kid loves cake and I’m always happy when I can visit.

I was going to wait until yesterday to make these with Mango and my Aunt D, but I wasn’t sure about her appliance situation (seeing as the recipe calls for a food processor).

God knows I love Aunt D… she’s one of the coolest people I know and to top it off, she’s my Godmother. However, Aunt D’s known to be quite the non-foodie. Her favorite dinner is a bag of 3-minute microwave popcorn because “it’s quick.” So, I guessed correctly that she didn’t have a food processor in her kitchen arsenal. 🙂

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As I started the recipe, I noticed that I had 4 lemons sitting in a bowl just begging to be used. And since I was juggling packing, laundry and dishes, I didn’t want to head to the store for one measly orange. Lemon Poppy Seed muffins it was (don’t worry, Melissa said it was okay!)!

I subbed 2 whole lemons for orange in the batter and 1/4 cup of lemon juice for the glaze. The muffins gave off a perfect hint of lemon, but the glaze was incredibly tart! I think I’ll back off the juice and add a bit more sugar next time! All in all, they turned out great and Aunt D was glad she didn’t have to buy a food processor for my visit.

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Many thanks to Melissa of Lulu the Baker for this sweet choice! You can grab the recipe from her blog and don’t forget to check out the other SMS bakers here!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (pg. 16-17)
Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 snooky doodle July 19, 2009 at 6:48 am

these look so nice.


2 Stephanie July 19, 2009 at 8:16 am

Muffins! Cute!!!!! That first picture is beautiful.


3 Eliana July 19, 2009 at 11:20 am

Your muffins look fantastic. Great job.


4 katie July 19, 2009 at 11:37 am

Awh, those muffins are so sweet! I found the glaze super tart too but I adore super tart treats 😀

Katie xox


5 Spike July 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm

love the muffins! Next time I’m trying lemon and muffins


6 Melissa July 19, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I love the ease of muffins. I think I’d eat just about anything if it was in muffin form! Thanks for baking with me this week!


7 nutmegnanny July 19, 2009 at 1:20 pm

Yummy muffins! Lemon and poppy seed has always been one of my favorite flavor combination’s.


8 Katie July 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm

YUM! I love lemon poppy seed muffins as well as your cute story about Aunt D. 🙂


9 Stacie July 19, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Love lemon poppy seed muffins!!


10 Raeann July 19, 2009 at 10:42 pm

Popcorn for dinner! Aunt D sounds like a cool lady. Great looking muffins.


11 Hanaa July 19, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Nice muffins and lovely crumb. I’m glad you enjoyed it.


12 Margot July 20, 2009 at 1:05 am

They look fantastic! Thanks for the tip about the lemon glaze; I made it with an orange this time, but I usually have lemons sitting around so I’m likely to try this recipe with lemons at some point.


13 zx6karen July 20, 2009 at 9:08 am

So many bakers used lemons. Got me thinking im missing out!

Your muffins/cupcakes are so cute.


14 Kayla July 20, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Those look so good!


15 Sugar B July 21, 2009 at 12:16 am

Ooh, lemons. Ooh, poppyseeds. Ooh, muffins. Me likey!


16 hotovenwarmheart July 21, 2009 at 7:22 am

Adorable muffins- and I LOVE the wrappers too! Beautiful pictures as well… simple and gorgeous 🙂 I made mine with the orange, but I’ll have to try the lemon version some time in the near future!

Hope to hear from you/talk to you soon 🙂



17 Tracey July 22, 2009 at 9:38 am

Your muffins are so pretty! Great pictures! I don’t blame you for using lemons instead of an orange. I contemplated it too since I have lemons in the house but no oranges but we made a tart with whole lemons for TWD and it was far too bitter for me. I’m glad to hear it turned out well with the lemons for you 🙂


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