Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins}Muffin Monday


lemon poppyseed muffinsWelcome to Week Two of Muffin Monday.


But before I share the recipe for these lovely muffins I want to say thank you.

Blog reader Beth emailed me last week to say she and her friend Carol were going to be in Portland this weekend to run the Portland Marathon and wondered if I’d like to meet them for dinner Saturday night to carbo load with!  I am always game for a little carbo loading and meeting new friends so of course I said yes.  I did a little research on Italian restaurants in Portland and we chose Amalfi’s over on Fremont in South East Portland – a great choice.


It was so fun to get to know Beth and her friend Carol and hear all about their marathon training – you go girls!!  They both did great in the marathon and both finished the race despite the pouring down rain we had all day!   I am in awe ladies.  Running is just one thing I don’t get!

Beth brought along a little gift for me – she knows me well!!  How cute is this!


I love my blog friends!  Thanks girls.  It was a fun evening with good food and two new friends.

Back to the muffins….

I am pretty much a sucker for anything that has lemon in it or poppy seeds so a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin is a no brainer for me!  A light lemon flavor with the crunch of poppy seeds covered in a nice lemon drizzle.  Yum!  The perfect choice for muffin Monday!


Thanks for all your muffin suggestions last week I have a nice pile to try. Fall is definitely here in Portland so this week it will be something with apples and cinnamon I think!

Here’s to another Muffin Monday!


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins}Muffin Monday
  • 1¾ C flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ C sugar
  • 3 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ C butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ C powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  1. Add together flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, poppy seeds and lemon zest in a bowl
  2. In another bowl combine sour cream, egg, melted butter and vanilla
  3. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened
  4. Do not over stir
  5. Spoon batter into prepared muffins pans (creased or liners) Fill ⅔ full.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until lightly brown
  7. Remove from pan and cool on rack
  1. Add together powdered sugar, lemon juice and vanilla in a bowl
  2. Stir until smooth
  3. Drizzle the glaze over top of muffins
  4. Makes 1 dozen muffins
Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    Oh my goodness these sound absolutely delish!!! They don’t sound very difficult at all (this is a biggie for me!) Best of all, they can be tweaked with low fat versions of ingredients for a low cal option! Thanks for sharing these. I have been reading your blog for a long time and I have to say that I love it so much! Thanks for all you do.

  2. says

    How fun to meet some blogging followers! – precious and so sweet!

    LOVE the looks of these muffins! I’m always attracted to anything with lemon in it and the fact that sour cream is in the recipe also pulls me towards this yummy recipe! :-)

  3. Cynthia Bradburn says

    Hello! I must say I have loved every single recipe of yours that I have tried, which is a lot! I am wondering if this is missing a wet ingredient? I had to add some milk but they tasted great.

  4. says

    I love lemon and poppy seed, can’t wait to try these and serve them on cake plates. I just watched your tutorial and have found a great idea for our “girls pampering” at our family reunion! Thanks

  5. Amanda says

    I had to add milk to the recipe as well and I added some lemon juice to it since I like my lemon poppy seed muffins a little more lemony. Thanks! They were great.

  6. Naoko says

    I just tried this recipe and the muffins are delicious!! The batter was very thick so I was tempted to add some milk like some of the reviewers, but I’m glad I didn’t! Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

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