Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins #BreadBakers

Julie of Hostess at Heart is hosting our Bread Bakers group this month, saying:
"April showers bring May flowers and Mother's Day.. Bake any bread that reminds you of flowers or Mothers Day."
My mind immediately went to seeds. I thought about making something with sunflower seeds but that feels more Fall like to me and we were concentrating on Spring. I thought about my PoppySeed Roll , but I have already shared that and that, to me, is a Winter bread and again we were thinking Spring Flowers here.

When I think of Spring, lemon always comes to mind.  I think it is because it is so bright and sunshiney feeling. When I think of lemons, I think of poppyseeds.  I love that flavor combination.  It is so perfect together.

You see how my mind works?  The struggle is real folks.....my mind works like this all day, every day.  But mostly it works this way at night when I lie there trying to turn my mind off to no avail.

So I decide to go with some Lemon Poppyseed Muffins that are perfect for a Mother's Day Brunch.  I combined the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then stirred in some Poppy seeds.

I baked them up and served them along with a Spring Vegetable Quiche that I am sharing in our #BrunchWeek event on Friday.  I made these slightly healthier by using half whole wheat flour and butter flavored coconut oil instead of butter.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as we did.

You will find more wonderful Flower and Mother's Day inspired Muffins following my recipe.  My husband and I both lost our Moms slightly over a year ago.  This is our second Mother's Day without them and it hurts as badly as the first without them did.  If you are lucky enough to still have your Mom take a moment out of your busy day and give her a call.  It will make her day and you will be making memories that will last you a lifetime.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

1 1/4 all purpose flour
1 1/4 white whole wheat flour
1 3/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
large pinch kosher salt
1 c. sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
zest and juice of  1 lemon
1/3 c. milk (I used 2%)
1/2 c.  butter flavored coconut oil, melted
1 T. poppyseeds

Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.

Whisk together the sugar, eggs, lemon zest and juice, milk and coconut oil.

Add the liquid mixture to the flour mixture, all at once, and stir until just blended.  Stir in the poppyseeds.  Divide the batter between the 12 cups of a muffin tin lined with paper cups.  Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 18-20 minutes, until a skewer inserted removes cleanly.  Let muffins cool in pans on a rack for 10 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.  Print Recipe

Further Flower Inspired Breads

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  1. Seeds... flowers... spring! Perfect!! And you get some amazing muffins as a reward!

  2. Hello Wendy, I can almost imagine taking a bite of your lovely muffins and feeling the tangy, citrusy flavours and a feel of the spring. Lovely recipe and so apt for the theme.

  3. Muffins look so beautiful and perfect.. wish is could pick one now.

    1. I would love to sit and share them with you over a nice cup of tea Sneha.

  4. What a classic and perfect treat for mother's day!

  5. anything with the fresh yellow lemon is a winner. I love lemon and poppy seed combinations. Perfect for Mother's Day.

  6. I love how you explain that your mind won't turn off and you lie awake and think of food!

    1. I fell asleep flying here yesterday. My SIL said she can't ever sleep in cars or planes. I said the only place I have trouble sleeping is in bed LOL

  7. Lemon and poppyseed is one of my very favorite combinations, especially in yummy muffins like these! Thank you for participating this month and bringing such a delicious recipe!

    1. Thanks so much for hosting and choosing such a great theme Julie.

  8. Lovely combination in the muffins......

  9. Can only imagine how lovely these muffins will be for any celebration!! Amazing.

  10. I think most of us foodies have the same kind of inner voices going on 24/7 :-) Your lemon poppy seed muffins are just perfect for this time of the year.

    1. Thanks, Pavani.....the trials and tribulations of being a food blogger. LOL


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