Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Eggless Lemon Poppy Seeds Muffins

          Lemon is one my favorite flavors, be it in a sweet or a savory dish. The first time I tasted these lemon poppy seeds muffins, I fell in love with the taste and also was surprised to see black poppy seeds. In India we are familiar with the white poppy seeds that we use in our curries, but not heard of the black ones. Not only do these muffins taste great, they also look so pretty with those poppy seeds, and have a lovely flavor from the lemon, an awesome combination..

Need To Have
  • All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
  • Granulated Sugar - 1/2 cup
  • Fat  Free Evaporated Milk - 3/4 cup
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Black Poppy Seeds - 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Juice - 2 tablespoons
  • Lemon Zest - from 2 lemons
  • Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla Extract - 1 teaspoon
  • Salt - a tiny pinch

          Preheat the oven to 350F and sift the flour, baking soda and the baking powder. Beat the evaporated milk, oil and the sugar, add the salt and the vanilla extract. Now fold in the sifted dry ingredients, finally add the lemon zest, lemon juice and the poppy seeds and mix slightly. Pour into greased muffin pans and bake for 15 mins. Cool for 3 mins, remove from the pan and cool completely on a cookie rack.

Sending it to Tickling Palates for the I Love Baking event,
                to Priya's Now Serving for Vardhini's Bake Fest event,
                to Learning To Cook for the Dish Name Starts With 'L' event,
                to Simply.Food for Sara's Cooking With Love - Dad event and
                                         for Let's Bake Cupcakes And Muffins event.

Do not over mix the batter.
I used the mini muffin pans, so it took me only 15 mins, if you are using the big muffin pan it'll take a little longer, keep an eye on the oven.
I had used only 1 + 1/2 tablespoons of poppy seeds but would recommend 2 tablespoons, then only they'll be more visible.
I was also wondering about the color of the muffins, I didn't get the light yellowish color, but a rich golden color, it's because I added the evaporated milk, but the taste was the same.

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  1. Cute and lovely muffins...

  2. Seriously love this muffins very much..Damn attractive and tempting.

  3. Very delicious n soft ones,loved the seeds in it:-)

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  4. Muffin looks spongy and yummy! Nice recipe and tempting clicks dear..

  5. Looks so soft,loved the texture....

  6. Excellent muffins and I love poppy seeds. Bookmarking this because it is such a good recipe.

  7. How strange is it that in the US you never see white poppy seeds but there are black ones?! Lemon and poppy seeds are a classic combination and the first thing I think about when it comes to afternoon tea! These do look moist and delicious!

  8. Looks so delicious and lovely pics

  9. Looks so delicious and yummy.

  10. I love lemony bakes and it's eggless..bookmarking it..

  11. Nothing beats a quick and easy recipe that is also delicious. It looks amazing!

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  13. I love poppy seeds texture. To create something eggless, which otherwise needs eggs in them is a challenge.The muffins looks moist.

  14. soft n delicious muffins........

  15. what a lovely and unique combo in a muffin..looks so soft n delicious dear :)

  16. wow...muffins looks so cute n delectable! haven't taste this combo so far...can't imagine the taste but would love to give it a try!
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  17. wow muffins look awesome. nice photos

  18. muffins look so cute and delicious :)

  19. they look so pretty.. have heard of this but never knew how they tasted..i will buy ur verdict on the taste :)

  20. These muffins look very cute and love the combo of ingredients

  21. Sounds interesting flavor n looks cute muffins!!

  22. Lovely clicks and looks very delicious :)

  23. love your clicks, nice blog.Your recipes are great inspiration !!!!
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