This is also my kind of baking. The recipe is straight forward and they cook up quick too. Nothing fancy about these little muffins, just plain goodness.
I think my son was a little disappointed when he realized that these weren’t for him…so I guess I can make another batch for the kids tomorrow!
Recipe adapted from bon appetit magazine, May 2009
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup lowfat milk
1/2 cup lowfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon (packed) finely grated lemon peel
2 large eggs
1/4 cup poppy seeds
Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Butter and flour mini muffin pans or line with paper liners. Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda in medium bowl. Whisk milk, yogurt and lemon juice in small bowl to blend. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, butter, and lemon peel in large bowl to blend. Add eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition until mixture is light and fluffy, occasionally scraping down sides of bowl. Beat in dry ingredients in 3 additions alternately with yogurt mixture in 2 additions. Mix until just blended. Mix in poppy seeds. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups by generous tablespoonfuls.
Bake muffins until tester inserted into center comes out clean, 22-24 minutes (I thought 18 minutes was better). Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove muffins from pans and cool on rack.