Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins & Poetry Tea Time

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One of my biggest New Year’s resolutions this year is to read more to my kids. We are a homeschooling family, so reading is not something we never do, but our favorite read-alouds often get pushed aside when our day gets too busy. I have decided to do poetry tea time with my kids once a week. Every Tuesday we enjoy a warm cup of tea, a new baked good, and a few good poems. This particular week I made lemon poppy seed muffins while we enjoyed poetry by Robert Louis Stephenson. This is one of my favorite simple living recipes!

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Our tea of choice is Bigelow. I found the delicious green tea and lemon ginger tea at Walmart.

bigelow at walmart

I’m going to show you how to make these scrumptious lemon poppy seed muffins. Baking with your kids is a great way to spend time together. I love any lemon flavored baked good, so I thought this would be a wonderful treat for our poetry tea time.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

The ingredients are simple. You will need:

For the muffins:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

For the glaze:

  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • Juice of one lemon

lemon poppy seed muffin instructions

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare muffin tin by buttering or spraying with cooking spray.
  • Grate zest into bowl and add sugar. Rub together until the sugar is moist.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and butter.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and blend. Do not over mix. Batter will be thick.
  • Stir in the poppy seeds.
  • Spoon mixture into 12 muffin tins and bake in the oven for 18-22 min.
  • After muffins have cooled you can prepare the glaze.
  • Squeeze lemon juice into confectioner’s sugar and stir. Spoon over cooled muffins.

Incredibly delicious homemade healthy lemon poppy seed muffins

Then you will have delicious muffins to feed your family!

the best lemon poppy seed recipe

These are wonderful paired with Bigelow green tea, or the lemon ginger flavor.

Delicious and healthy lemon poppy seed muffins for teatime!

The glaze on the muffins is just perfect. I kind of love preparing lemon recipes in the winter. There’s warmth and sunshine in every bite.

poetry tea time

We really enjoyed our tea, lemon poppy seed muffins, and poetry reading!

Try this healthy lemon poppy seed muffin recipe for your next teatime or breakfast!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Yields 12
Real lemons and Greek yogurt combine to make a delicious muffin. The sweet tartness of the glaze is just perfect. If you love lemons, you'll love this recipe!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
For the muffins
  1. 3/4 cup sugar
  2. Zest and juice of one lemon
  3. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  4. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  5. 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  6. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  10. 1 stick butter, melted and cooled
  11. 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
For the glaze
  1. 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  2. Juice of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare muffin tin by buttering or spraying with cooking spray.
  2. Grate zest into bowl and add sugar. Rub together until the sugar is moist.
  3. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla, and butter.
  5. Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and blend. Do not over mix. Batter will be thick.
  6. Stir in the poppy seeds.
  7. Spoon mixture into 12 muffin tins and bake in the oven for 18-22 min.
  8. After muffins have cooled you can prepare the glaze.
  9. Squeeze lemon juice into confectioner's sugar and stir. Spoon over cooled muffins.
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Learn more about Bigelow tea. What’s your favorite flavor? Do you enjoy special treats with your tea?

Joanie

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