Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Citrus Glaze

Instead of a purchased coffeecake or Dunkin Donuts, I like to have a homemade bundt cake or muffin with my morning coffee. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick recipe for you to throw together (all the ingredients are combined in one bowl) and will bake up in about 20 minutes - about the same time it takes you to run to the bakery for donuts. The muffins are good, but it is the glaze that puts them over the top.

No Thank You boy can devour about a half dozen Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins in one sitting. See if you can beat his record.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

makes about 24 muffins

for muffins-
3 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 1/8 cups canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
juice and zest of 1 lemon
1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1 1/2 cups milk

for glaze-
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a standard sized muffin pan with muffin liners or spray with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. Mix until just blended. Fill muffin cups a little more than 3/4 full. Bake for about 20 - 24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the glaze. In a small saucepan over medium high heat, combine glaze ingredients. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes and then pour over muffins. Dust with powdered sugar when cool. Let glaze harden before enjoying with your morning coffee.

It makes a large batch - stash a few in the freezer!!


LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Mmm, such scrumptious-looking muffins!! Can't go wrong with homemade baked goods :0)

Anonymous said...

I love lemon poppyseed anything. This looks like a great way to start the day!

Adam said...

I like the mix of citrus you used with this recipe. Everyone does lemon, but now that orange glaze, you're totally on to something. I'd tell you to sell this to Dunkin Donuts, but nah, they're not worthy :)

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Those are some beautiful looking muffins. Maybe its my growling stomach at this hour, but I think I could give No Thank You Boy some stiff competition. ;-)

amycaseycooks said...

veggie girl - we do love the home-baked goods at our house!!

kristen - I am enjoying one right now.

adam - love the mix of lemon and orange juices. DD would have to pay some big money for the muffins.

mike - No Thank You Boy says bring it on!!!

Jen said...

Lemon poppyseed muffins are one of my faves and your recipe looks lovely. I might try subbing some of the oil for buttermilk - we're trying to cut back on fats, even the good ones.

Jennifer said...

I love lemon, I am gonna make these, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

They look delicious! I'll definitel have to try making them soon :)

Patsyk said...

Wow! Those look so wonderful! I'm sure my oldest would devour them!

Cakebrain said...

Oh, I love lemon! I think these look delicious!

ColoradoCritics said...

I just made these for breakfast. The first batch I cooked needed a little more flour. They were the best thing ever though!!!

Robin Sue said...

Send some down and I will gobble them up with my coffee!

joey said...

There is 'no way' that these cannot be good!