Wednesday, May 22, 2013

lemon poppy seed muffins

things just got healthier.

so i wanted to bake, and i was craving lemon poppyseed muffins [but then again, when am i not?] i love the things.

but i have this problem where i bake something, it's usually sugary yumminess and it's wolfed down by my family. so my thought process was: 
how about we bakes something healthy, Precious. then it will be ours and no one will wants it. yes, Precious, we can keeps it all to ourselves! *gollum, gollum* 
[i'm sorry for my nerd reference to the lord of the rings. if you don't like LOTR, get out of my world.] 

and so, we [the Precious and i] baked these. nom nom.

Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins

2/3 cup sugar
zest and juice of 2 small lemons
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup non fat yogurt
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons poppyseeds

1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Center a rack in the oven and preheat oven to 400F. Prepare your muffin pan or whatever muffin cooking apparatus you will be using, and place on a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, rub together the sugar and lemon zest until the sugar is moist and you can smell the lemon.

Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the yogurt, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, and canola oil until well blended.

Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and with a rubber spatula gently and quickly stir to blend. Do not over-mix. Stir in the poppy seeds. Divide the batter evenly in 12 muffin cups, I like to use an ice cream scoop to measure this out.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool for about 5 minutes, and then remove them from the molds and let cool to room temperature.

To make the glaze, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar with 1 1/2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add more lemon juice as needed to get it to the consistency so you can drizzle the glaze over the muffins.

halfway through this recipe, i freaked out. i thought, "OH MY GOSH I FORGOT THE BUTTER!!!!!!!!"

which is when carrie had an epiphany: there is no butter in this recipe. fabulous i know.

so my plan didn't really work in the end. these were absolutely devoured. like, fast. i mean f.a.s.t.

make 'em. they're worth it.


  1. you're cute. you just make me want to boil albatross fur until the cows come home.

  2. I can't wait to test this out in my own kitchen, they look so yummy!!
    And I love your L.O.T.R. saying:) Just finished The Hobbit meself:))

    1. just be prepared to become addicted to these little suckers. they.are.yummy.