Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
The nutty flavor of poppy seeds is complemented by a generous hit of fresh lemon zest in this quintessential muffin recipe. Store oil-rich poppy seeds in the freezer or refrigerator to keep fresh.
Enlarge Image Credit: Maxime IattoniMAKES 12
INGREDIENTS3 cups flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
½ tsp. kosher salt
1 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar
¾ cup milk
12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 tbsp. poppy seeds
Zest of 2 lemons
INSTRUCTIONS1. Heat oven to 375°. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners; set aside. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, and set aside. Whisk together 1 cup sugar, milk, butter, poppy seeds, egg, and zest in a medium bowl. Pour over dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
2. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups and sprinkle each with remaining sugar. Bake until golden brown, about 22 minutes.
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