Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
These muffins are bright with the flavors of lemon and vanilla shining through. They’re sunny and perfect for spring, and also perfect for munching on along with a hot beverage while spending an afternoon with an old friend.
- 1.25 cup 1% milk
- 0.5 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp baking powder
- 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
- 3 cup all-purpose gluten-free flour mix (I used King Arthur Flour)
- 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp lemon zest (preferably from an organic lemon)
- 2 large eggs
- 1.25 cup sugar
- 12 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
- 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 0.5 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 375*F; line 2 muffin trays with paper liners.
- Add the milk to a small bowl and pour the lemon juice over it; let it sit for 2 minutes without moving the bowl or stirring the milk.
- Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl, and then cream in the eggs until light and fluffy. Beat in the lemon zest, vanilla, and milk/lemon juice mixture (which will be curdled).
- Whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate large bowl.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry all at once and gently stir with a wooden spoon until just combined, being careful not to over-mix.
- Fill each muffin well about 2/3 full and bake until a toothpick inserted inside comes out clean, about 18 to 20 minutes.
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