Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Contributed by: Chef JoAn Cianciulli

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Recipe type: Yield: 12 Prep time: Cook time: Total time:

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins taste great. From dinner recipes, budget menus and healthy diet selections, you’ll easily find any recipe you need.


1 C Whole wheat flour
3/4 C All-purpose flour
2 t Baking powder
1 t Baking soda
1 C Sugar
1/2 t Salt
3/4 C Low-fat buttermilk
1 Large ripe banana – mashed with a fork
3 Large egg whites
Juice and finely grated zest of 2 lemons (about 1/2 C juice and 1 T zest)
1/2 t Pure almond extract
1 T Poppy seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a standard 12-capacity muffin pan with paper liners or coat with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt.
  4. In a separate large bowl, combine the mashed banana and egg whites.
  5. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat the banana, buttermilk, and egg whites on medium speed until blended, about 1 minute.
  6. Add the lemon juice, zest, almond extract, and poppy seeds.
  7. Continue to beat until the mixture is smooth.
  8. Reduce the mixer speed to low.
  9. Gradually add the dry ingredients, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  10. Beat until the batter comes together and there are no visible lumps.
  11. Using a ladle, pour the batter into the prepared pan, using about 3/4 cup of batter per muffin cup.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes, until the muffins mound slightly and are firm to the touch.
  13. Allow muffins to cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing.
  14. *Per serving: 155 calories, 1 g total fat (0 g saturated), 1 mg cholesterol, 314 mg sodium, 4 g protein,
  15. 2 g fiber, 35 g carb
  16. Rehab Tip: Muffins
  17. Sure to give you a muffin top,a typical store-bought muffin can start your day off with more than 600 calories and 25 grams of fat, and many of them contain more sugar than a candy bar! Make your own at home using fruit purees like mashed bananas or applesauce to add moisture and a touch of sweetness without a ton of fat or sugar.

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