These home made lemon poppy seed muffins are sure to brighten up your day! The cupcakes taste good regardless of the time of the day. Poppy seeds usually have a nutty-flavour which is fantastic when used for muffins, cakes, breads and cookies.
Poppy seeds are rich in minerals, B vitamins and are a good source of dietary fibre making these muffins perfect for cheat day. These muffins are sooooo delicious especially with the lemon syrup drizzle!
HOW TO MAKE LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS
1. Begin with preheating the oven to 200°C/ 400°F followed by lining a 6 cup muffin tin with cupcake papers.
2. Measure out the ingredients accurately. Make sure to always sieve the flour as this will make your muffins have a lighter texture which is what we’re going for. For the muffins; mix the flour, poppy seeds and castor sugar in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix together the melted butter, egg, milk and lemon zest. Make sure to reserve some lemon zest for later. You can use either whole milk or skim milk for this recipe depending on your preference.
3. We then add the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk until just combined. You don’t want to over mix the batter.
4. Spoon the batter about 3/4 way up in to a prepared muffin tin with 6 cups . Divide the mixture evenly then sprinkle the tops with the reserved lemon zest.
5. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until risen and golden in colour. As the muffins cool, prepare the lemon syrup. Mix the icing sugar and the lemon juice in a bowl until smooth and well blended.
6. Spoon the lemon syrup over the warm baked muffins and allow them to cool. Turn the muffins out and serve.