Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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  • Frothy, bubbly, fluffy… I’m trying to come up with the perfect word to describe this lemon poppy seed muffins recipe, but I just can’t put my finger on it. Think about the bubbles that zap your tongue when drinking a carbonated beverage- but in a muffin.

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy!

    Last summer I attended the Texas Pete Rib Festival in Greensboro, North Carolina.  As a parting gift, they gave us all 5 pound bags of Self-Rising Flour.  After my hubby, mother and father gave me their bags I ended up with 20 pounds of this stuff.

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Generally I work with all-purpose, bread or whole wheat flours, so I had to do a little research on how to use it.  This is a variation from the King Arthur Flour website for basic muffins.

    It called for unbleached, self-rising flour, but you can easily modify all-purpose flour by adding 3 tablespoons of baking powder and 3 teaspoons of salt.

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    Lastly, people freak out about poppy seeds and possibly failing a drug test. Let me ask you, how many drug tests are you really taking?

    As the former director of a substance abuse program (yes, I was a psychotherapist prior to blogging), I can assure you it takes A LOT of poppy seeds eaten on a regular basis to test positive for opiates. I had patients tell me all the time they just ate a poppy seed bagel.

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    I’m calling shenanigans! In fact, several co-workers and I did just that. We ate a poppy seed bagel every day for breakfast and only 50% of us tested positive after 8 whole days of eating these suckers.

    Long story short, rest assured that indulging in a few Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins will not get you high on opium nor make you test positive on a drug test (or serve as an excuse for an otherwise positive test).

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you liked these lemon muffins, make sure you check out these other easy muffin recipes:

     

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com
    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     
    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy!
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: lemon poppy seed muffins, muffin recipe
    Servings: 24
    Calories: 153 kcal
    Author: Jessica Formicola
    Ingredients
    • 6 cups self-rising flour*
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 cups carbonated lemon flavored water , club soda or seltzer
    • Zest of one lemon
    • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
    • Cooking spray
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffins tins with liners and then lightly coat each liner with cooking spray.
    2. Combine all ingredients in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or large mixing bowl. Mix until just blended. Do NOT over mix. Mixture will be slightly lumpy.
    3. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. B for 14-18 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Muffins will NOT brown. Remove before this happens.
    4. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Recipe Notes

    *If you don't have self-rising, add 2 1/4 tablespoons baking powder and 1 tablespoon table salt

    Nutrition Facts
    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 153 Calories from Fat 18
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Potassium 38mg 1%
    Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
    Sugars 4g
    Protein 3g 6%
    Calcium 1.5%
    Iron 8.5%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a quick and easy muffin recipe that can be made in 30 minutes. Carbonated lemon water is the secret ingredient to make them super fluffy! #lemonmuffins #lemonpoppyseedmuffinsrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

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