26 July 2010

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Last night I was feverishly baking up a storm.

It all started with Lauren's "Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins" which catapulted Aletheia's "Lemon Poppy Seed Basil Loaf" post before
landing back here to Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins again! 

After a quick debate of Muffin or Loaf? I stuck to what I know best...

They're gluten-free and vegan and even contain black beans (my sneaky addition)... or because I had some in the fridge I wanted to use up haha.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
adapted from Aletheia Zoe

1/2 tbsp baking soda
1/2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup pureed black beans
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup poppy seeds
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest

1. Simply mix dry and wet ingredients seperately before mixing together.

2. Top with pumpkin seeds if you're feeling risky ;)

3. Preheat oven to 365F and bake for 25-30 minutes

*Makes 8 medium sized muffins or 4 large*


Lisa (bakebikeblog) said... [reply]

oh my - you werent kidding when you said you have been baking up a storm! LOVE LOVE LOVE these :) Especially with the pumpkin seeds on top!

Meg said... [reply]

LOVE baking! These look delicious, I used to have lemon poppyseed muffins with dinner as a child almost every week. The cartoons make it even better.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Baking is like my favorite thing ever. I think it has something to do with the smell that comes from the oven. Or maybe it's the tasty treats. Either or, I love it :) But I've never actually had a lemon poppyseed muffin... if I had poppy seeds, I'd definitely be giving these a shot.

Anonymous said... [reply]

ahahaha... the cartoon cracks me up! I feel that way with many different foods... lol

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yummy!! your recipe looks delicious hehe I need to try a recipe with black beans!
I love the cartoon :P

Anonymous said... [reply]

Hahaha I got a kick out of that comic! Mmm i should make more lemon-based recipes! I love the light and refreshing taste of it in baked goodies!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Holy cow, did you get a new camera or something? Your photos are out of this world Kelsey! These muffins look delicious!! And the cartoons are so cute. :)

Devan said... [reply]

eh ehrm... i need one of these. kay? thanks.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Those look SO good - I need to buy poppyseeds so I can whip them up!

Monet said... [reply]

Wow! Not only do these look amazing, but they are chock full of great ingredients and they can be served to my vegan friends. I love it!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Mmmmm!!!Lemon poppyseed is very European :) My mama loves lemon poppyseed loaf cake, which she always picks up at the German Deli. Muffins would be awesome this way though... I love baking with lemon :)

<3 Tat

Kittie said... [reply]

Oooh! those look fabulous! I love lemon poppy seed muffins! Well, I love muffins. End of sentence. haha.

Anonymous said... [reply]

One word: WOW

I will be making these (sans sugar :) )

Clean Eating Chelsey said... [reply]

mmmmmm!!!! these look so good!! I need some more baking in my life!

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

Oh yum! These look amazing! I am in need of a big muffin with my coffee right now! I wish you weren't so far away!

Jess - Healthy Exposures said... [reply]

They are picture perfect! If you'd told me it was from Green Cuisine I would have totally believed you. Maybe you can sell them your recipe ;) (...even if they can get it here for free. I think they'd take your talent, though!)

Alycia @ Fit n Fresh said... [reply]

Those muffins look straight gorgeous!! I'm not big on lemon poppy anything, but I would definitely admire these for a while lol (:

Gina; The Candid RD said... [reply]

Some night I get into the baking mood, and I go to town. Muffins are always fun and a good way to let your creativity shine. I always through random ingredients in my muffins! These look delicious. I've never cooked with sorghum flour before, and I need to try it!

Brandi said... [reply]

the sound great!

Katie ♥ said... [reply]

These muffins look delish!!!! I LOVE the cartoon guy, so funny!! Cute!!

I never heard of those tow kinds of flours you used? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm Im lost! lol!

Love u!

Simply Life said... [reply]

oh those muffins look amazing!

Heather Iacobacci-Miller said... [reply]

I've never used amaranth flour. I've not come across too many recipes that call for it. Funny, I would have gone for mini loaves - I have a pan that has 12 mini loaf slots that I love to use. Too cute.

Your best advice said... [reply]

those look great!

Christina said... [reply]

the muffins look so pretty and BIG!! love the seeds on top.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I have been dying to try black beans in baking! Ahh it just makes me so nervous! But this recipe looks fabulous..maybe Ill get over my fear and go for it and try this out!

Amber said... [reply]

I'm going to have to attempt these! anything with lemon is good in my books, and I need more vegan recipes to ease my way from vegetarian to vegan!

T. Leah said... [reply]

The muffins look really great! I am a huge fan of lemon poppyseed, and I have been thining about baking a good breakfast muffin for the past few days. How is the muffins with the black beans?? that's so creative

Anonymous said... [reply]

HAHAAHAH I love the cartoon! Made me laugh! :)

Chelsea said... [reply]

I love lemon poppyseed muffins. My grandma used to always make them and they were so good. I may have to ask her to make me a batch next time she comes to visit. :D

I like how you snuck in some extra nutrients with the addition of black beans. I've always been to scared to add beans to my baking haha.

Devan said... [reply]

YES! we will do a roadtrip to the states together :D

Anonymous said... [reply]

Geez girl, those look AMAZING!

Katie said... [reply]

YUM! I've been CRAVING lemon poppyseed ANYTHING lately, and these look great!

Anonymous said... [reply]

You are so darn creative!! Beans in a muffin? Yep, you are genius! And adorbs of course!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Those look so good. Lemon poppyseed muffins have always been one of my favorites. Hmm...since I'm meeting a friend later today for coffee, I might have to see what kinds of muffins are at the coop we're going to.

Anonymous said... [reply]

I've never had lemon poppyseed muffins!!! And these are vegan so I'll have to try them!!

Anonymous said... [reply]

KELSEY YOU ARE MY FAVORITE BLOGGER RIGHT NOW!! Why you ask? because you recreated my favorite childhood food :) oh gosh i so bookmarked this recipe.

Unknown said... [reply]

I think I am funny with beans in my muffs....how are they??

I could eat everything you are putting up here! I would be officially 500 pounds ;)


Laury@TheFitnessDish said... [reply]

MUFFINS!!!!!!!!!!! I FINALLY had some muffins last night, after salivating at your posts for the past few months ;-) I didn't bake them, but I got the scrumpt. recipe for everyone. These look AMAZING! I LOVE poppyseed!

Anonymous said... [reply]

LOVE this recipe! I'm going to give it a try when I get home!

Have you ever looked at http://muffinfilms.com/? So cute!

ac said... [reply]


You know the way to my heart. I knew there was a reason I posted this recipe. Just for you. I make gluten free lemon poppy seed breads just so you can turn them into BLACK-BEAN containing (woohoo), scrumptious muffins. I couldn't put any black beans in because the thing was so moist as it was!! How was yours in terms of the texture??

xo Aletheia

Anonymous said... [reply]

haha I love the comic!! Thats the same way I talk to cheese! :)

Pretty Zesty said... [reply]

These look so tasty!!!

Joy | The life of Joy said... [reply]

they look delicious!

Anonymous said... [reply]

those look so pretty! Especially with the seeds on top :) I'm in love!

Lori said... [reply]

Hey, you read my mind! I'm making these tonight and writing Lauren a guest post about them! funny! How were the beans in there? Sounds very very interesting!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Haha, that cartoon is too cute! Those muffins turned out great! I wished I was a better baker like you. Baking actually scares me. As soon as I see one ingredient on the list that I don't recognize, I turn and run the other way.

Unknown said... [reply]

Gorgeous! And I love the beans in them. Those ingredients are right up my alley. ;)

Anonymous said... [reply]

That cartoon is too funny! That's one thing about the summer, I don't bake nearly enough as I do in the fall and winter!!

Joanne said... [reply]

You are both crazy and a genius. And that is why I adore you.

Anonymous said... [reply]

the amazing muffins are endless on this blog! love the black bean addition!

Anonymous said... [reply]

you're so sweet. I could've used a hug. :( hah

Anonymous said... [reply]

LOL @ the comic strip. I wish I was a baker, it's just not in me.

Anonymous said... [reply]

That cartoon is really cute!
I love the muffins...the seeds on top make them so pretty. And the addition of black beans is genius. I've actually never tried black beans in baked goods...I've heard a lot of people talk about black bean brownies but never made them myself...and never heard of people using them in muffins but I could see that working. Great recipe love! xoxo

Anonymous said... [reply]

AaWw!!! I am
so flattered!! Thanks girl! You did such a fantastic job.

Averie @ Averie Cooks said... [reply]

still have not jumped on board w/ the beans in desserts recipes..girl, you make me wanna get over it!!!!

Karin said... [reply]

Mmm thses look absolutely fantastic! I also mostly stick to what I know best - muffins. ;) Or maybe that's just an excuse so I can try one without people noticing. :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

hm this looks fantastic!!! any chance you could pop one in the mail to germany?? :)
loads of love

Anonymous said... [reply]

Those look great! I love lemon muffins! And the cute cartoons too


erica said... [reply]

oh my word! Those muffins look absolutely fabulous! I will definitely be getting everything to make these delish bad boys!


Sarah said... [reply]

Wow, these look too good!!! I really must try them... :)

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