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Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are perfectly sweetened and tender with a tart lemon glaze and sprinkling of coarse sugar!

Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

*Disclaimer: I received a cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen for review purposes only. All opinions are completely my own.

It’s been a little while, but I have another great cookbook to share with you! Thanks to America’s Test Kitchen‘s latest cookbook, What Good Cooks Know, we’ve been happily eating these delicious bakery style lemon poppy seed muffins!

My husband and I agreed that these muffins were definitely going to make an appearance at our house again!

Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Just look at them. Not too dense. Not too sweet (In fact, they have an addicting tart lemon glaze on top! Don’t skip the glaze or else you won’t get much of a lemon flavor!). Not too oily (There’s actually no oil in them!). Can you tell what I don’t like about a lot of muffins?! Oh, and they’re big!

Thanks to the work of America’s Test Kitchen experts, the recipe is foolproof. Just like the rest of the recipes that are found in this handbook.

What Good Cooks Know Cookbook from America's Test Kitchen

This cookbook really is an essential handbook. This handbook is the first time that the cumulative wisdom of the test kitchen has been gathered and organized to create a go-to kitchen handbook for home cooks.

Perfect for brand-new cooks and experienced cooks alike, this book contains equipment testing, ingredient tasting, food science, technique instruction, research and development. And, of course, recipes that put all of that information together!

And those recipes? They contain a step-by-step tutorial and helpful tips to ensure the right outcome! As you’d expect from America’s Test Kitchen, each step also contains a “why.” This, as I’m sure you’ve come to realize, is my favorite part. I love knowing why a certain method, ingredient, utensil, etc. is necessary for the outcome.

Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

These muffins were just one of the recipes that this handbook contains. It actually has a basic recipe that comes with 4 variations that you can make from it! I think everyone needs a go-to muffin recipe. Muffins are just so versatile, and they’re super easy to make!

These bakery style lemon poppy seed muffins are no different. Just few steps before you’re biting into your new favorite muffin! You can enjoy one for breakfast, an afternoon snack, or even dessert!

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Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are perfectly sweetened and tender with a tart lemon glaze and sprinkling of coarse sugar!

Ingredients

For Muffins

  • 3 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C plain whole milk yogurt or low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice, optional
  • 1 1/2 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled

For the Glaze

  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C lemon juice
  • coarse sugar for sprinkling, optional

Instructions

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease 12-cup muffin tin.

Whisk flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk yogurt, lemon zest, and eggs until smooth. Gently fold yogurt mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Fold in melted butter. Do not overmix. If you overmix, the muffins will be dense.

Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. (I like to use this ice cream scoop to make it easy) Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Rotate muffin tin halfway through baking.

While muffin are baking, simmer sugar and lemon juice together in a small saucepan over medium heat until it turns into a light syrup, about 3-5 minutes.

Remove muffin tin to a wire rack. Brush with lemon syrup. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Let muffins cool in tin for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool for another 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 319Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 308mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 26gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.

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This recipe is used with permission from: What Good Cooks Know: 20 Years of Test Kitchen Expertise In One Essential Handbook

Disclaimer: I received this cookbook for review purposes only. All opinions are completely my own. Giveaway is sponsored by America’s Test Kitchen, is open to US residents 18 years of age and older, and runs from 01/25/17-02/08/17. (GIVEAWAY CLOSED)

Bakery Style Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

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Janice Kooken

Saturday 26th of June 2021

I think all good cooks should be able to cook a delicious meal from whatever they happen to find in their cupboard at that moment, even when they come home from vacation and have very little or no fresh food in the refrigerator!

Rhonda Clark

Friday 14th of May 2021

Are you sure one tablespoon of baking powder or is this a mis print? I found the batter too thick and had to add liquid to reduce. The batter itself was very salty.

Don Crepeau

Thursday 6th of May 2021

Question. Can you substitute lemon yogurt for plain yogurt for a stronger lemon flavor?

Jessica@A Kitchen Addiction

Thursday 13th of May 2021

Yes!

Shannon

Tuesday 27th of April 2021

Followed this recipe exactly and the batter was so thick wasn't even pourable. It was more like dough. They did not turn out well at all. Really disappointed.

laurie

Sunday 18th of April 2021

what did i do wrong? I didn't seem to have enough liquid compared to the dry ingredients. Is 3 cups flour correct?

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