Lemon Poppyseed Muffins (TWD)

January 18, 2011 – Comments (16)

Wow, I can’t believe that it’s been over two months since I’ve updated my blog!   Life was getting a bit hectic and overwhelming, so I consciously decided to “unplug” over the holidays and take a breather.   I’m finally feeling on top of things again, and so happy to be back.  My google reader is bursting at its virtual seams as I haven’t been keeping up with everyone’s blogs, so I’ve got quite a bit of reading and commenting  to catch up on.

Writing about this week’s Tuesdays With Dorie recipe for Lemon Poppyseed Muffins was the perfect way to get my blogging mojo back.    I’m so happy that Betsy of A Cup of Sweetness selected this recipe (you can find the detailed recipe at Betsy’s blog)!  I’ve been baking these exceptionally yummy breakfast treats on a regular basis for the past year, and I’ve been patiently waiting for someone to pick this recipe so I can gush about them. 

These muffins get their citrus zing from lemon juice and zest, and topped with a tart and sweet lemon glaze.    I enjoy the more assertive lemon flavor, so I usually double the amount of zest called for in the original recipe. 

A combination of butter and sour cream give these muffins its wonderfully moist and tender texture.  At times, I’ve substituted whole milk yogurt for the sour cream with no problem.

Finally, a healthy dose of poppyseeds gives these muffins that teensy bit of crunch to keep things interesting.

In the book, Dorie also suggests a jam-filled variation (I did a raspberry version here), which kinda reminds me of a jelly donut in muffin form.  Personally, I prefer the jam-less version as I think it makes the muffins a bit too sweet. 

So, what are you waiting for?  Go make these delicious Lemon Poppyseed Muffins today — your tummy will thank you!

16 Responses to Lemon Poppyseed Muffins (TWD)

  1. Pamela says:

    Welcome back! I felt the same way over the holidays. The muffins look great. Next time, I think I would double the zest as well. Love lemon!

  2. Heather B says:

    I understand the hectic life getting in the way of blogging. Grad school has really cut into mine. Love your muffins! I did jamless so it’s good to know the jam filled were too sweet. Will have to consider that when I make these again.

  3. cindy harris says:

    I to have made these yummy muffins several times. Glad you are back, I always enjoy your classy photos!

  4. Good to see you again! Your muffins look wonderful. I filled mine with a strawberry jam – so yummy! :)

  5. Love the jam filling! It looks so tasty!

  6. ingrid says:

    Hi, Linda! Welcome back. I agree this is an excellent recipe to come back with.

  7. Eliana says:

    You came back with a killer post Linda. These look awesome!!!

  8. Flourchild says:

    Welcome back and your muffins look really tasty! I loved this recipe too!

  9. So beautifully photographed…I want to reach out and take a bite…LOVE lemon!!


  10. good to see you back–am you brought muffins! i was kicking myself for not making the jam-filled variation (they look so good!), so i’m glad to hear you preferred the jam-less.

  11. I almost wish I had filled mine.

  12. Linda, I love these muffins too! Glad you are back…let’s get together for lunch! – mary

  13. Betsy says:

    This is one of my favorite recipes now. Thanks for baking with me this week. Your muffins look great!

  14. Mary says:

    These do look comely. I’m relatively new to your blog but wanted you to know how much I’ve liked everything I’ve had a chance to read. I love the food and recipes you feature here and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  15. Hi – just found and really liked your blog. I’ve made lemon poppyseed muffins before but these look so lovely I will have to give them a go.

  16. Jen Laceda says:

    Lemon Poppyseed muffins…looking good! Betcha they taste awesome, too! Happy 2012!!!

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