Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

September 3, 2015Teresa

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are filled with lovely fresh peaches, lots of lemon juice and zest, cinnamon, poppy seeds, vanilla and Greek yogurt, then they’re iced with a lemon-cinnamon icing. These muffins have a lot going for them and are a great holiday breakfast or whenever you want the taste of a good muffin. (I enjoy muffins for dessert!)

I was trying to use up boatloads of fresh peaches in mid July when our peach trees were ready for harvest so I ended up baking a lot of cookies, muffins and cakes before I finally had to stop and start packing. We sold our house and moved into a rental home while our new house is being built, so I never actually got to use up all of our peaches because we had too much else going on.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins have a LOT of different flavors. Peaches, lemon and cinnamon make up most of the flavor in these muffins. However, if you don’t like muffins with competing flavors than I recommend omitting either the cinnamon or the lemon. While I enjoyed both flavors working together, others may not, and you may find having just the lemon with the peaches or just the cinnamon with the peaches is all you need for delicious muffin taste.

Whatever you decide, you will love the lemony-cinnamon icing which sweetens these muffins up so they are incredibly delicious. Give them a try the next time you’re hankering for a sweet bread or muffin for breakfast. Ummmmmm.

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Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a wonderful way to eat peaches!

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For additional flavor you can add cinnamon chips on top, if you desire. 🙂

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Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a scrumptious treat for breakfast or dessert!

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients for the muffin batter.

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Soften butter. Add sugar, sour cream, eggs, cinnamon, poppy seeds and lemon juice.

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Add buttermilk or soured milk, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla.

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Mix with an electric mixer until smooth.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour and peaches.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Stir with a wooden spoon just until combined.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Spray muffin tins with cooking spray. Spoon batter into muffin tins to the top.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Bake at 425 for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Once muffins are cool, remove to wire racks.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

I used these ingredients for the icing.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Stir all the ingredients with a whisk until smooth.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Drizzle icing over top of cooled muffins.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Allow icing to set about 15 minutes before serving.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are full of flavor!

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

These muffins are great for a holiday breakfast.

Here’s the recipe.

PEACHY LEMON POPPY SEED MUFFINS

(My own concoction)

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These delicious muffins are loaded with flavor: vanilla, lemon, cinnamon, peaches and poppy seeds! Then they're glazed with a luscious lemony-cinnamon glaze. Great for a holiday breakfast.
Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
MUFFINS:
CINNAMON GLAZE:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
MUFFINS:
CINNAMON GLAZE:
Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
MUFFINS:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, Greek yogurt, buttermilk or sour milk, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and poppy seeds with an electric mixer.
  3. Slowly stir in flour and peaches, just until moistened. Grease or spray muffin tins.
  4. Fill muffin tins to the top or even slightly mound over the top.
  5. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 350° and bake about 15-20 minutes longer, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool.
CINNAMON GLAZE:
  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until you have a thick but spreadable consistency.
  2. Drizzle icing over muffins.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: To sour milk, measure milk in a measuring cup. Add 1 tbsp. white vinegar. Allow milk to sit out on counter for about 5 minutes until it curdles. Use in recipe as directed.

NOTE: If using salted butter, decrease salt to ¼ tsp.

NOTE: For a more rounded muffin increase flour by one-half cup.

NOTE: This muffin has a lot of different flavors. You may prefer making this without the cinnamon or without the lemon and using either one or the other for your main muffin flavor.

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[b]Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins[/b]
Recipe Type: Breads, Rolls and Muffins
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 18
These delicious muffins are loaded with flavor: vanilla, lemon, cinnamon, peaches and poppy seeds! Then they’re glazed with a luscious lemony-cinnamon glaze. Great for a holiday breakfast.
Ingredients
  • [b]MUFFIN BATTER:[/b][br]
  • 2 ½ cups Gold Medal UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. McCormick pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Chobani plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup buttermilk or sour milk
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice (this is approximately the juice of one medium to large lemon)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened (preferred, I used salted butter because that was all I had on hand)
  • 1 tbsp. grated lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 2 cups diced, peeled peaches[br]
  • [b]CINNAMON GLAZE:[/b]
  • ½ tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp. heavy whipping cream or half-and-half
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
Instructions
[b]MUFFIN BATTER:[/b][br]
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, Greek yogurt, buttermilk or sour milk, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and poppy seeds with an electric mixer.
  3. Slowly stir in flour and peaches, just until moistened. Grease or spray muffin tins.
  4. Fill muffin tins to the top or even slightly mound over the top.
  5. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 350° and bake about 15-20 minutes longer, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool. [br]
[b]CINNAMON GLAZE:[/b][br]
  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until you have a thick but spreadable consistency.
  2. Drizzle icing over muffins.
Notes
To sour milk, measure milk in a measuring cup. Add 1 tbsp. white vinegar. Allow milk to sit out on counter for about 5 minutes until it curdles. Use in recipe as directed.[br][br]If using salted butter, decrease salt to ¼ tsp.[br][br]For a more rounded muffin increase flour by one-half cup.[br][br]This muffin has a lot of different flavors. You may prefer making this without the cinnamon or without the lemon and using either one or the other for your main muffin flavor.
Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Each bite is filled with lots of lemon and cinnamon.

Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | these lovely #muffins are filled with #peaches #cinnamon and #lemon for dynamic taste. #breakfast

Serve Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins for your next country breakfast or special occasion brunch.

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Print Recipe
Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
These delicious muffins are loaded with flavor: vanilla, lemon, cinnamon, peaches and poppy seeds! Then they're glazed with a luscious lemony-cinnamon glaze. Great for a holiday breakfast.
Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
MUFFINS:
CINNAMON GLAZE:
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
MUFFINS:
CINNAMON GLAZE:
Peachy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
MUFFINS:
  1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice, lemon zest, Greek yogurt, buttermilk or sour milk, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and poppy seeds with an electric mixer.
  3. Slowly stir in flour and peaches, just until moistened. Grease or spray muffin tins.
  4. Fill muffin tins to the top or even slightly mound over the top.
  5. Bake at 425° for 5 minutes.
  6. Reduce heat to 350° and bake about 15-20 minutes longer, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Allow muffins to cool.
CINNAMON GLAZE:
  1. Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix with an electric mixer until you have a thick but spreadable consistency.
  2. Drizzle icing over muffins.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: To sour milk, measure milk in a measuring cup. Add 1 tbsp. white vinegar. Allow milk to sit out on counter for about 5 minutes until it curdles. Use in recipe as directed.

NOTE: If using salted butter, decrease salt to ¼ tsp.

NOTE: For a more rounded muffin increase flour by one-half cup.

NOTE: This muffin has a lot of different flavors. You may prefer making this without the cinnamon or without the lemon and using either one or the other for your main muffin flavor.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

2 Comments

  • Tiffany @ Baking with Best

    September 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I love lemon poppy seed muffins, will have to try while peaches are still in season! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Teresa

      September 14, 2015 at 8:26 am

      Hi, Tiffany, this muffin recipe has lovely lemon and cinnamon flavors. But if you’re not used to having them together you may want to omit the cinnamon (except in the icing to give a hint of flavor). Just saying….I liked it this way but realize everyone doesn’t have the same palate as I do! 🙂

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