Lemon poppy seed muffins

Time Active work time: 25 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
Yields Makes 12 muffins
Lemon poppy seed muffins

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a 12-cup muffin pan or line the cups with paper liners.


Place 1 cup of the sugar, the buttermilk, oil, egg, zest and poppy seeds in a large bowl. Use a wooden spoon to mix well. Add the flour, baking soda, salt and lemon extract. Stir until just combined; do not overmix. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups.


Bake the muffins until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center of one comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes.


Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the lemon juice in a small bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Dip the tops of the muffins in the glaze while still hot. Let the muffins rest at least 20 minutes before serving.

Serve these with Maple lemon butter.

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