17 Reviews

These came out delicious. Very faint lemony flavor and much less dense than other muffins I have made. These almost have a cake-like texture and it goes well with the flavors. I was very surprised at how light these came out because the batter is very thick and heavy. I mixed the poppy seeds in with the flour mixture, because I thought that the recipe did not say when to add them. Afterwards, I realized that they were supposed to go with the wet ingredients, but this did not seem to change anything! I filled my muffin cups 3/4 full (1/2 seemed too little) and I got 16 cupcake sized muffins. They took 20 minutes exactly. Thanks for posting this tasty recipe!

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Karen=^..^= October 22, 2002

Karen Monahan selected this recipe for Zaar Tag and when I was updating the status list, I couldn't help but think this would be perfect with Eve's [recipe=12516]Asparagus Soup[/recipe] for dinner tonight. Was I ever right! I already had it half thrown together when I realized it called for sour cream and I was fresh out...oops...so I needed a substitute (no time to run to town to get some at the grocery store). Well, I always have fresh buttermilk on hand. Since buttermilk is thick, but not as thick as sour cream, I used 1 cup buttermilk and omitted the 2 tablespoons of milk called for in the recipe to compensate. I also didn't want to lose any poppy seeds to the liquid ingredients bowl, so I mixed them in with the dry ingredients rather than the liquid ingredients as instructed. It worked beautifully. I didn't have time to wait for two pans of muffins to go through the oven, so I filled the muffin cups 1/2 full and made 12 rather than 18 muffins, then stood nervously watching to see if they were going to run over (I just cleaned the oven a few days ago--even if it was a self-clean turn of the dial). They didn't run over...whew...I got lucky...and it was so cool watching them go through the process of baking. They turned out beautiful and were the perfect compliment to Eve's soup. Thank you for sharing a really delightful muffin recipe with me Inez!

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Cindy Lynn October 15, 2002

very quick to put together and they were done in 20 minutes. we all enjoyed them for a nice sunday breakfast treat. our 4 sons were happy they could get three each since it made 18 muffins!

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patticakes April 08, 2003

These were good, used light sour cream, 1/8 c oil, 1/4 c+ 2 Tbs applesauce and almond extract instead of lemon. Took about 21 min to bake, thanks!

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Rollin in the Dough! October 04, 2009

These were simple to put together & was done in no time. I used the zest and juice of one lemon that was on hand. Turned out great but mild. Seems like you can go crazy with the lemon and not over power these. Thanks for posting. Will make again!

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Doxie Mom April 19, 2008

Good solid recipe. I made mini-muffins and my Sunday School classes enjoyed the.

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Laura Leigh September 04, 2003

It was good, but a bit too lemony for my taste; needed more vanilla. I subsituted greek yogurt for sour cream.

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Starburst3 July 09, 2010

I really enjoyed these muffins. I did make a bit of a change. I added a bit of lemon yest to the batter then mixed a bit of lemon juice and sugar together and drizzeled over the top for a bit of a glaze. I made them for Xmas morning, they were very well received. Thanks for a great recipe.

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KennKonn December 28, 2008

Very tasty. We substituted half whole wheat flour for more flavor, texture, and fiber. They still rose nicely and had a slight crispness to the edges. Mmmm.

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FurlongLadies October 07, 2008

Nice texture. I used a full tsp. of Lemon Extract and I think I could have used another teaspoon. But overall they are great.

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et_hux April 22, 2008
Poppy Seed Muffins