Monday, 11 August 2014

The Recipe: Lemon & Poppyseed Muffins

"When life gives you lemons, make Lemon and Poppy Seed cakes. Duh."

Give me anything lemon flavoured and I'm there. It could be Lemon Drizzle, Cheesecake, and I've even been known to grab a spoon and pot of Lemon Curd. It's not something I'm proud of. A citrus craving struck last Saturday which saw me picking up a load of lemons on the weekly shop, then creating an (organised) mess all over the kitchen. 
I chose this recipe after a quick google search, (but swapped the lemon extract for zest.)

To make 12 muffins you need:

  • teaspoon lemon juice
  • teaspoon golden syrup
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of a lemon's zest
  • tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 280 grams self raising flour
  • 200 grams sugar
  • tablespoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt
  • medium eggs
  • 63 ml oil
  • tablespoons butter - melted
  • 188 ml milk

All you need to do is:
Preheat your oven to 175  ̊C
Combine the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
Add in the eggs, oil, melted butter, lemon juice, syrup, vanilla extract and lemon zest. 
Blend together and add the poppy seeds.
Spoon into your paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes.

If you're feeling fancy you could mix together some lemon juice and icing sugar to drizzle over the top, then garnish with poppy seeds and a pinch more lemon zest. Pop the kettle on and you're done! 

Let me know if you're a lemon-lover like me, and if you would give this recipe a go. Send me a tweet if you do! 


  1. Oh my golly gosh, these look so so scrummy x

  2. These muffins look delicious, and I'm definitely pinning this recipe. I love dishes that are lemon-flavored! Thank you for visiting my blog!

    -Helen Grace

    Sweet Helen Grace

  3. Oh my word these look so yummy. I definitely need to try this. I love lemon-flavored goodies.

    Lauren xo
    Sophisticated In Style

  4. My God-I am on a diet and Iam salivating looking at this post :(
    Great recipe!!

  5. This looks like a delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing, I love your blog. -Stephanie

  6. Wow! Really appetizing! Thanks for recipe, I will try to make it.

  7. These sound amazing! I've been on a lemon kick lately and will definitely have to make these!

    prosecco in the park

  8. Hello Ruby,

    Your muffins look really cute. How did they taste?

    Best regards,

  9. yummy yummy they look so good, love lemon cakes so I bet I would love them as well!

    Much love xxx

  10. im literally going to make these today- i don't think i can go through the rest of this Wednesday without tasting this. thanks for the recipe and the idea ;)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  11. Ooh these look so yummy! Lovely photographs!


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