So, jumping right to my amazing awesomeness that IS these Lemon Poppyseed muffins...I decided a few days ago that i wanted to bake. I truly love baking! It's so fun to come up with your own ideas and throw them together to see what they create.
I haven't had the greatest of luck in the past when i made my own recipes, just because i didn't know enough about the importance of all of the ingredients. But after a lot Lot LOt LOT of experimenting, I sorta got the hang of it. ;)
These came out like a charm! & are seriously SO super easy!
- Grease a muffin pan.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur. You could also use all purpose flour)
- 1/4 cup organic sugar (It doesn't HAVE to be organic, but that's really all I use)
- 2 tbsp poppy seeds
- 2 tsp baking powder (mine is alluminum free)
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup coconut milk (I used So Delicious Sugar Free, but any kind will work here too, even almond milk!)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp lemon flavoring (Optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients together & mix well, making sure all of the poppyseeds are dispersed evenly. In a medium mixing bowl combine all of the wet ingredients. The lemon juice will actually make the coconut milk separate a little bit, but that's totally normal. Then add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Scoop the batter into the muffin pan, about 2/3 of the way (if you want an extra little treat--sprinkle a little bit of sugar on the top of the batter before putting it in the oven) & place in the oven for 20-22 minutes, or until done. You can use the toothpick test to determine if they are done. :)
Seriously they are SO moist & so delicious. SO super satisfying, and truly exactly what i look for in a lemon muffin. :) I'm working on a recipe to try and get them a LITTLE bit fluffier, but until then: these are the puppies to go to!
Enjoy them! Believe me, I have been!
Till another day,