Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

These lemon and poppy seed muffins are so quick and easy to make.  They are perfect for whipping up on a Sunday afternoon when you realise you need something to pop in the kids lunchboxes for the next week.

It is also a great recipe for kids to help you with, as it uses simple steps and has lots of separate tasks that can be divided up amongst the kids.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tsp lemon rind
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds

Method:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees and place patty pans in muffin trays.

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Finely grate the skin of the lemon so you have enough rind.  Then squeeze the lemon so you have enough juice.  Set both aside.

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Pour flour and sugar into a medium sized bowl. Mix and make a well in the middle.

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Pour the liquid ingredients into well and mix with a wooden spoon. Muffins are best when made quickly and not over mixed.

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Add lemon rind and poppy seeds to the mixture and gently mix through.

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Spoon into patty pans.

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Bake for about 12 -15 minutes for the standard patty pan size. Muffins will be ready if you push a skewer into the middle of the muffin and it comes out clean. This recipe made 15 muffins.

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The kids love these muffins and you can easily vary this recipe to work with what ingredients you have in the house eg, orange and poppy seeds, blueberries etc.

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins
 
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Recipe type: lunch box
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 tsp lemon rind
  • ¼ cup poppy seeds
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and place patty pans in muffin trays.
  2. Finely grate the skin of the lemon so you have enough rind. Then squeeze the lemon so you have enough juice. Set both aside.
  3. Pour flour and sugar into a medium sized bowl. Mix and make a well in the middle.
  4. In a separate bowl mix eggs, milk, oil and lemon juice.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients into well and mix with a wooden spoon. Muffins are best when made quickly and not over mixed.
  6. Add lemon rind and poppy seeds to the mixture and gently mix through.
  7. Spoon into patty pans.
  8. Bake for about 12 -15 minutes for the standard patty pan size. Muffins will be ready if you push a skewer into the middle of the muffin and it comes out clean. This recipe made 15 muffins.
  9. The kids love these muffins and you can easily vary this recipe to work with what ingredients you have in the house eg, orange and poppy seeds, blueberries etc.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Nicole, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The first blog I ever read was Planning With Kids and it got me through the planning and first few months of having my second child (it needed a lot of organisation let me tell you as they were only 18 months apart!). Your recipes and heartfelt post about your family are very inspiring. Many thanks for the last two years. If you would like to know more about the award, check out my little blog and the relevant post at http://bookgirloz.wordpress.com/2013/03/18/very-inspiring-blogger-award-nomination-yeehah/
    Cheers, Erin

  2. Jayne says

    Hi Nicole, you mention vanilla in the method but it is not listed in the ingredients? How much vanilla do you put in these muffins? Thanks :-)

    • says

      HI Jayne,

      The mention of vanilla, should not be there. I will edit it now. You can see the tweaks another reader just made to this recipe today below too.

      NIc

  3. Julie says

    I just made the muffin recipe with orange and poppy seeds instead (very nice!). The ingredients didn’t list vanilla so I left it out even though it’s mentioned in the method (if I made them again would it just be a teaspoon of vanilla?). I don’t think it needs vanilla, I’d just add a couple of tablespoons of natural yogurt next time to make them more moist. I might even indulge and add cream cheese frosting with a bit of lemon zest.

    • says

      Hi Julie, You are right, they don’t need vanilla. I should have not added it in the steps. The choc chips muffin I make has vanilla and I think, I may have got confused!.

      Thanks for letting me know how yours turned out.

      NIc

    • Jayne says

      Hi Julie

      So because of the poppy seeds does it dry out a little? Do you thinkthe natural yoghurt would work? I’ve never tried that. Let me know!

  4. Julie says

    I often add natural yoghurt to cake and muffin recipes for extra nutrition and moisture (I have a child who will never eat it otherwise!). I’ve made similar recipes and it certainly is a good addition, usually 1/4 cup. Even in the basic chocolate cake recipe I add it and it makes it a bit more ‘fudgey’. Give it a try :)