Lemon Poppyseed muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Zest, (zest from two lemons)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice, (juice from two lemons)
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 4 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract (or almond extract if you want it to taste like a store bought muffin)
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Poppy Seeds
  • Coarse Sugar for sprinkling

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Lightly spray a 12 cup muffin tin with non-stick spray, or line it with paper liners and set aside.
  2. In the bowl, combine the sugar and lemon zest.
  3. Add the lemon juice, eggs, melted butter, and oil and mix until well combined.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla and mix again.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppyseeds.
  6. Make a well in the flour mixture, pour in the liquid mixture, and stir until just combined.
  7. Scoop the muffin batter into the prepared muffin tin, dividing it between the 12 muffin cups.
  8. Sprinkle the tops with coarse if desired.
  9. Bake for 5 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 350°F and continue baking for 14-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  10. Allow the muffins to cool for 5-10 minutes in the muffin tin, and then remove them to a wire rack to cool completely.

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