I found this recipe from Annie's Eats for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. My hubby loves anything lemon, and he also likes lime, so I added the juice and zest of a lime as well as a lemon juice and zest. Of course I also added my favorite Greek yogurt, which made the muffins moist and tasty. Then I gave them a snow cap of lemon lime glaze, which gives the muffins another layer of flavor. So even though we are in the throws of a winter storm, you can munch on one of these muffins and think of warm, Spring days.
Happy Snow shoveling!
Lemon-Lime Poppy Seed Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. poppy seeds
1¼ tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
8 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
Zest and juice of 1 lime
1 6 oz. cup of plain or flavored Greek Yogurt
3/4 c powdered sugar
2 Tbsp lemon-lime juice
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners, or spray muffin tin cups with cooking spray. Combine the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Stir briefly to combine. In a mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, blending well after each addition. Mix in the lemon zest and juice and lime zest and juice. With the mixer on low speed, mix in the dry ingredients in two additions alternating with the yogurt, beating each addition just until incorporated.
Divide the batter between the prepared liners, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, so the bottoms don’t get soggy.
While the muffins are still warm, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice and lime juice, in a small bowl to make the glaze. Drizzle a small amount of the glaze over each muffin. Let the glaze set before serving.
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