Lemon Poppy Muffins with Raspberry Butter Recipe

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Jun. 05, 2015

These Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are so easy and delicious, moist, flavorful, with a little crunch to them...and THEN there's the fresh raspberry butter to spread on each bite! They are over the top delicious, perfect as a special recipe for breakfast or brunch.


For the poppy seed muffins
All purpose flour
Baking soda 3/4 Teaspoon
Granulated sugar 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Sea salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Poppy seeds 3 Tablespoon
Melted unsalted butter 6 Tablespoon
Egg 1 (at room temperature)
Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Sour cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (at room temperature)
Milk 2 Tablespoon (at room temperature)
Freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
For the raspberry butter
Softened butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (at room temperature)
Fresh raspberries 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Confectioner’s sugar 2 Tablespoon


Getting Ready

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Either line a muffin tin with paper liners or butter the bottoms and sides generously.


For the muffins

In a large bowl, whisk to combine flour, sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a medium bowl, combine melted butter and egg, and whisk vigorously for 60 seconds until aerated and thick. 

Whisk in the sour cream, milk, lemon juice and vanilla until combined.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, then stir gently with a spatula. Do not overmix. The batter will be thick.

Evenly divide the muffin batter into the wells. (Use cookie scoops to get the perfect amount of batter for 1 large scoop in each plus 1 medium scoop.)

Bake the muffins for 22-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.

Once done, let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then remove them and let cool completely on a wire rack.

For the raspberry butter by placing 

Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mashtogether with a spoon. 


Spread the muffins with the raspberry butter as you eat.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 12

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 325Calories from Fat 174

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 208 mg8.67%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet