Wednesday, December 4, 2019

ALMOND POPPY SEED MUFFINS WITH LEMON GLAZE

These poppy seed muffins are soft, fluffy and moist, they have a hint of almond flavor and are topped with the perfect lemon glaze. They rival bakery muffins in taste and quality.

poppy seed muffins

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Getting to this point took a lot of trial and error. Some versions were dry and crumbly. Some were too dense. I had almost given up, but I finally nailed it.


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ALMOND POPPY SEED MUFFINS WITH LEMON GLAZE

Muffins are a great make-ahead breakfast. Whip them up the night before and you have a quick grab and go breakfast.

They're great to stick in the kids lunches too! 
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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR POPPY SEED MUFFINS

  • butter
  • vegetable oil
  • sugar
  • egg
  • vanilla greek yogurt
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract
  • salt
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • flour
  • poppy seeds

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HOW TO MAKE POPPY SEED MUFFINS

Muffins whip up in a hurry. I like to gather all the ingredients first. Then it's really quick to add them and mix it all up.

There are a few rules that generally apply to muffins. Begin by combining the sugar and the fats. Then add the wet ingredients and mix. Lastly add the dry ingredients and mix.

step-by-step collage of how to make poppy seed muffins

  1. Add softened butter, oil and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Using hand mixer, mix until sugar is completely incorporated into the fats.
  2. Add yogurt, eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and poppy seeds. Mix just until flour is mixed in. Do not over mix.
  4. Add muffin liners to pan and spray with cooking spray.
  5. Scoop batter into muffin pan, filling each cup about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.


HOW TO MAKE THE LEMON GLAZE


collage of pictures of steps to make lemon glaze


  1. Combine powdered sugar with lemon juice and mix well.
  2. Drizzle over muffins with a spoon.
Tips for adding glaze:
Adding the glaze to hot muffins will melt the glaze and it will soak a bit into the top of the muffin.  If you would like a more defined layer of icing, wait until the muffins have cooled to add the glaze. Either way is yummy, it just depends on your preference.


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Almond Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Almond Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Yield: 18
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 30 M
These poppy seed muffins are soft and moist, they have a hint of almond flavor and are topped with the perfect lemon glaze.

ingredients:

Muffins
  • 1/4 c. butter, softened
  • 1/4 c. vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 c. vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract
  • 2 t. almond extract
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 2 1/3 c. flour
  • 2 T. poppy seeds
Glaze
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 T. lemon juice

instructions:

How to cook Almond Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Muffins
  1. Mix together butter, oil and sugar until well combined.
  2. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla and almond extract and stir.
  3. Stir in flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and poppy seeds. Mix just until combined.
  4. Fill well greased (or lined) muffin tins about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes.
Glaze
  1. Add powdered sugar and lemon juice to a small bowl.
  2. Mix together until powdered sugar is absorbed by the juice.
  3. Drizzle over muffins while hot for a glaze that soaks into the muffin. Or drizzle over muffin once cooled for a more defined layer of icing.
Calories
190.40
Fat (grams)
6.30
Sat. Fat (grams)
2.07
Carbs (grams)
29.42
Fiber (grams)
0.54
Net carbs
28.87
Sugar (grams)
16.76
Protein (grams)
4.04
Sodium (milligrams)
162.18
Cholesterol (grams)
28.02
Nutritional information is automatically generated and is not guaranteed to be correct.
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Muffins, Breakfast,
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4 comments :

  1. My son loves his muffins! I will surprise him with these!

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  2. The combination of almond and lemon sounds yummy and like that they have a light drizzle glaze rather than frosting.

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  3. Your muffins look very delicious, Rachel! My mum loves the poppy seed lemon combo and I will make them for her.

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  4. My kids love poppy seed muffins. A lemon glaze on top sounds delicious. Pinned.

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