lemon mini muffins: two ways

I had the taste for lemon baked goods of some kind, but I couldn't decide what sounded better - lemon blueberry or lemon poppy. I love the sweet but bitter taste that comes from mixing lemon and blueberries, but I also love the unique texture that poppy seeds bring to the table. I decided that I wouldn't decide at all - and made both! ONE batter - TWO muffins. Sign me up. 

Here's what you'll need... 
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
2 eggs
1/2 tablespoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar

2 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
1/2 cup blueberries

Here's what to do...
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (325 for dark or non stick muffin tins)
Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a standup mixer (or in a larger bowl), mix together yogurt, eggs, lemon zest, lemon juice, oil and sugar and blend until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet until completely incorporated.
Divide batter into two bowls. Add poppy seeds to one and blueberries to another. Stir to combine. Pour into greased muffin tins and bake until golden brown (about 20 minutes).
Makes 2 1/2 dozen mini muffins

Of course if you prefer blueberry over poppy or vice versa - 
just don't divide the batter and double the add ins. 


  1. i made blueberry muffins this weekend! (no lemon tho...that sounds like a great idea). xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  2. you are a genius. i need a mini muffin pan...STAT!

  3. YUM! i love that you wrapped them up too! super cute idea! :)

  4. I really wish I had one of these to enjoy with my coffee right now!

  5. YUM!!! I am on a total lemon kick right now!! I actually just printed a recipe for lemon ricotta cookies!!! I'm rolling up my sleeves and doing it this weekend a la Lara....or until I chicken out!


  6. Yummm these look amazing! And they look so cute! Bookmarking the recipe, can't wait to try.

  7. Yum to both! I can't decide which one to try either. I hope you save a few leftovers for me, I would love to try them. :)

  8. oh my these looks so incredible :)


  9. These look like they make great little gifts!

  10. Oh YUM! And I love the wrapping! So cute.

  11. Those look delicious! I need to go out and get a mini muffin tin to try these- and the packaging adds such a special touch!

  12. These look simply delicious!

  13. Mini muffins, mini calories, I dig it!