Sunday, January 25, 2015

Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I just harvested five beautiful lemons off my first Meyer lemon tree.  So that begs the question... when life gives you lemons, what should you make?  

The old saying suggests lemonade, but I certainly don't have enough lemons for more than a couple of glasses of lemonade.  Plus, it isn't quite hot enough to enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade.  So, I opted for a delicious treat of Meyer Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins instead - a perfect pairing with coffee on a "chilly" Texas winter morning.

I used a recipe from Miss in the Kitchen which was absolutely delicious and I highly recommend:


for muffins:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
for glaze:
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice

Cooking Directions
Preheat oven to 375°F.
In a large bowl, combine butter, eggs and sugar, beating until creamy.  Add lemon juice and combine.  Add flour, baking powder, lemon zest, salt and poppy seeds and stir just until combined.  Do not over mix.
Scoop or spoon into lined or greased muffin tins.

Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
Meanwhile combine powdered sugar and lemon juice for glaze and brush over baked muffins as soon as the come out of the oven.
Serve warm or at room temperature.  Store cooled muffins in an airtight container.

The muffins were absolutely scrumptious.  Next year, hopefully I'll be able to make them with poppy seeds harvested from my own garden as well.
What is your favorite Meyer Lemon recipe?

1 comment:

  1. Our Meyer lemon trees have taken a full year off from fruit production - we think due to exposure to excessive cold last winter. We are watching carefully, hoping for flowers and new fruit to set for the year to come - we miss having lemons to use and share with neighbors and friends.

    Our favorite recipe is a Meyer lemon chess pie. Quick, easy, and delicious. The recipe is here: