It was the weekly decision – what to make on Sunday morning? You see, it’s a tradition with me. I, and sometimes Corrie and I, make muffins or a coffee cake or something similar every Sunday morning. Actually, most of the muffin and coffee cake recipes on this site are some of our Sunday morning specialties. And I don’t like to make the same thing twice. It’s fun to think of something new and different to make. Sometimes that’s a little hard. How many muffin recipes are out there?
Last week, something lemon sounded good. And Corrie has been wanting something lemon poppyseed. And I like streusel on my Sunday morning creations. Lemon Crumb Muffins, from Taste of Home, always looked good. With poppyseeds? It seemed so perfect! You know, I’d even been praying that God would show me the perfect thing to make. And He did! He’s so awesome – He cares about the little things just like the big things!
Here’s my smaller and healthier rendition of the recipe.
Lemon-Poppyseed Crumb Muffins
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup lowfat yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 T. grated lemon peel
1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 T. poppyseeds
1/3 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine honey and butter. Add eggs, yogurt, vanilla, lemon peel, and lemon juice. Mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and poppyseeds. Add to liquid ingredients and mix until just combined. Don’t overmix! Divide batter into 10 greased muffin cups. In a small bowl, combine streusel ingredients. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 350 for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the muffins comes out clean. Cool slightly on a wire rack before removing muffins from the pans. Serve warm or cold. Yield: 10 muffins
Consensus: These were delicious! Good flavor and texture all around. If I were the type of person to make something again, I’d definitely make these again!
Thanks to my little sister, Corrie, for helping me set up the muffins for the picture! And thanks to Dad to waiting while we took it! =)
Serve the Lord with gladness!
Forever and always,