These Lemon Poppy Seed muffins are soft and moist, with a tangy and sweet flavor. They’re easy, made in 20 minutes and without an electric mixer!
The addition of Lemon Lifeway Kefir helps these muffins stay super moist; also, the acidity from the Kefir helps activate baking soda and makes them fluffy and light.
Lifeway Kefir is a fermented milk drink similar to thin yogurt; it is high in protein, calcium and Vitamin D. It has probiotics that support the digestive system and is up to 99% lactose free.
This post is sponsored by Lifeway Kefir. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Sweet Fix Baker possible! all thoughts and opinions are my own.
To have soft and fluffy muffins, there are a few things to consider before starting to make them:
Use an Ice scream scoop to spoon the batter into your tins and have evenly sized muffins. For my muffin tins 2 scoops worked perfecty
Line muffin liners in muffin tins and set aside. Pre-heat oven to 400 F.
In a medium sized bowl mix flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds, until very well combined.
In a separate small bowl mix Kefir, milk, oil, egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice and lemon zest.
Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and mix by hand until just combined. It is very important that you do not over mix your batter or your muffins could turn out tough! you will have lumps in your batter, this is perfectly normal!
With an ice cream scoop, fill your muffin tins to 2/3 full (about 2 scoops). Bake for 5 minutes and reduce heat to 375 F, bake for an additional 17-20 min or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
Let muffins cool in the baking tins for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let them cool completely.
Mix all of your glaze ingredients until no lumps are visible, and drizzle on top of cooled muffins
Store your muffins in an air tight container at room temperature. I found that leaving a small gap to let in air will prevent the muffin liners from peeling off from your muffins.
They’re best eaten within 3 days.
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