Summer’s floral essence of lavender, freshness of lemons and the nutritional, nutty flavor of poppy seeds for a summertime muffin!
Welcome To Muffin Madness!
In my family, I have always been known as the muffin queen, simply because over the years I have created about 25 different muffin recipes, and still creating!
As a single mom of 4, during those insanely disjointed, hectic years of age 6 to 16, with school, hobbies, work and hormones, I needed a friend!
Muffins became my antidote to madness. My friend. How? I needed a quick, healthy and affordable breakfast, a to-go snack and I needed the kids to be able to help make them.
And so… as I share my beloved muffin recipes with YOU, one by one, I hope you will let me know which ones have been your favorites! Yep! 52 Fridays!!
Lavender and Lemon
Why on earth do these two flavors go together? January! I
t’s January when I have chosen to share this recipe with you and it’s darn cold, grey and gloomy outside here in Maryland.
Summer’s floral essence, reminding me of my lavender fields and the tropical insinuation of sunshine that lemons always remind me of.
Purple and yellow make me happy and feel like summertime!
Both flavors in a quick bread of very delicate, refreshing and certainly worthy of planning a tea party around.
Woody, nutty, crunchy and unusually nutritious for such a tiny seed. Who ever thought to cook with these tiny, flavor packed seeds, must have fallen into a poppy field!
I have a sister who has flown with the airlines her entire life and now a daughter in law who sits before a grand jury for her legal work.
Neither of them are able to eat poppy seeds, or hemp heart seeds, for that matter either.
Poppy Seeds And Drug Tests
They are given random drug tests and oddly enough, it is said that poppy seeds show up in the blood as a drug. Good grief!
For that reason, I never drop off these muffins to them for a weekend delight.
For the rest of you, though, I hope you will indulge in the delicious flavors in these muffins. I
f you don’t choose to use the poppy seeds… Leave them out! These muffins taste amazing with or without them!
Dairy-free Lavender Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Often times when sorting through baking recipes, butter and milk are used. Of course substituting them in a recipe usually works without affecting the texture once baked.
However, this muffin recipe was created with coconut oil, instead of butter and coconut milk, instead of dairy milk purposely.
I created this recipe in the dead of winter, when flu and cold season hovers, so these muffins are a delicious aid to flu season.
- Coconut milk
- Coconut oil
- Lemon and zest
- Dried Lavender
- Baking powder
- Confection sugar
- Muffin tin
- Mixing bowl
- Baking paper cups or non-stick spray
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Microwave (to melt coconut oil)
- Ice cream scoop (to fill tins with batter)
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Lavender and Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
- 12-cup muffin tin
- 12 cupcake liners
- 1/2 cup Coconut milk
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 cup Coconut oil
- 1/3 Lavender sugar buds crushed in sugar
- 1 tbsp Lemon juice
- Lemon zest garnish
- 1 tbsp Dried Lavender
- 2 cups Flour
- 1 tbsp Baking powder
- 1/2 tsp Lavender salt
- 1 tbsp Icing sugar optional
- Preheat the oven to 350.Prepare muffin tins with baking paper cups.
- Melt and cool coconut oil.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil and sugar. Add lemon juice while whisking. Add eggs, milk, lavender and whisk.
- Add the flour, baking powder and salt to the wet mixture and whisk. Divide evenly into the prepared muffin tins.
- Bake until tester comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool.
- Dust with confection sugar and top with lemon zest.