lemon and poppy seed muffins

Lemon and poppy seed muffins: Delicious teatime snack. Image: Asande Mpila

Lemon and poppy seed muffins: Zesty teatime snack

Whip up a delicious zesty teatime snack with a delightful poppy seed crunch. These lemon and poppy seed muffins are not to be missed.

lemon and poppy seed muffins

Lemon and poppy seed muffins: Delicious teatime snack. Image: Asande Mpila

Add a delicious zesty flavour to teatime with these lemon and poppy seed muffins. Muffins are always a welcome snack, whether enjoyed as a morning bite, afternoon tea or simply an in-between snack.

With this easy recipe, you will have your muffins ready in less than thirty minutes. Each bite will release a lemony flavour combined with a scrumptious crunch as you bite through the poppy seeds.

Lemon and poppy seed muffins are an old established favourite. The unique zesty taste makes this muffin one that many people prefer over other muffins. The lemon flavour breaks the sweetness of the muffin.

So, when you are in the mood for muffins again, prepare your own delicious batch instead of buying from the groceries store. And make sure you try out this lemon and poppy seed muffins recipe. It may just become your favourite recipe to prepare for teatime.

Let us know in the comments of this recipe after you have prepared this recipe.

Lemon and poppy seed muffins recipe

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Recipe by Asande Mpila Course: SnacksCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy


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  • Muffins
  • 500 g 500 cake flour

  • 4 teaspoons 4 baking powder

  • 15 g 15 poppy seeds

  • 3 ml 3 ground cinnamon

  • 125 ml 125 brown sugar

  • 15 ml 15 lemons zest

  • 125 ml 125 oil

  • 2 2 eggs

  • 185 ml 185 plain yoghurt

  • 60 ml 60 milk

  • Topping
  • 30 ml 30 brown sugar

  • 5 ml 5 ground cinnamon


  • Muffins
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and cinnamon, into a bowl. Stir in the poppy seeds, brown sugar and lemon zest.
  • Make a well a centre of the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs, oil, yoghurt and milk together. Pour into the centre of the dry ingredients and mix to just moisten. Fill three-quarters of a greased, deep muffin pan.
  • Sprinkle topping evenly over batter.
  • Bake at 200°C for 15 to 20 minutes or until baked.
  • Topping
  • Combine brown sugar and cinnamon.


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