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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

There is something about "Lemon Poppy Seed" that always brings a smile to my face. It makes me think of spring and sunshine...maybe its the "lemon" flavor or maybe it's just a comfort food for me...and spring and sunshine are my comforts...I don't know, all I know is that I LOVE these muffins. They hit the spot as I gobbled up my breakfast. They made me smile and brightened up my entire morning. These muffins have a light lemony flavor and the texture is moist and yummy...they will make your mouth water for more. MMMmmmmmmm!!!!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
2 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. poppy seeds
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 eggs
1 c. vanilla yogurt
1/4 c. oil
1 T grated lemon zest

Lemon Glaze:
2/3 c. lemon juice
8-10 T powdered sugar

Mix lemon juice and powdered sugar together until all the lumps have dissolved. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray muffin tins with pan coating. In a large bowl combine the flour, 3/4 c. sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, yogurt, oil and lemon zest. Stir well, pour over flour mixture. Mix until combined but don't over mix. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until middle of muffin springs back when touched. Do not over cook or the muffins will lose their moisture. While muffins are still hot, poke several holes in the top of the muffins with a toothpick. Spoon glaze on top of muffins (if you run out of glaze...make more...I like a lot of glaze on my muffins). Let muffins rest for 10 minutes before serving, this will give time for the glaze to soak in the holes of the muffins. Don't they just sound amazing??!.....let me tell you a secret, they ARE!

Julie~




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