Edith’s Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Many years ago I was visiting my sister in California and she made these muffins. They are not too sweet, a bit dense and a perfect snack. Even though they are lemon muffins there is only a hint of lemon, which I like. As I was making these this morning, my friend was over and taste tested them for me…and ended up taking some home! They passed her test!!

Here is the recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins



1/4 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups  flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tbsp poppy seeds

1 tsp grated lemon peel

1 cup milk


3 tbsp sugar

2 tsp lemon juice


Pre-heat oven to 400f

Grease a 12 cup muffin tin ( I sprayed them with cooking spray)

  1. Mix the butter and sugar together until well combined
  2. Add the egg, mix throughly
  3. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, poppy seeds and lemon peel together.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture, do not over-mix
  5. If mixing this by hand, stir in the milk. If using a mix master, while the machine is running, add the milk in a slow stream and mixing until incorporated into the batter
  6. Using a 1/4 cup scoop if you have one, ( or use a spoon) put equal amounts of batter into the prepared muffin tins
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes
  8. While the muffins are baking, combine the topping by mixing the sugar and lemon juice together
  9. Remove the baked muffins and while they are hot brush the topping on

Yield is 12 muffins