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Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds

Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds Recipe



Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds are an inviting option for those craving something fresh and tangy.

These muffins strike a wonderful balance, blending the lively flavor of lemon with the unique texture of poppy seeds.

To make these muffins, you’ll need simple, everyday ingredients: flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, salt, milk, oil, eggs, and lemon zest and juice.

There’s something special about the way these elements come together to create a delightful snack or breakfast treat.

They are great warm in the morning with a cup of tea, or served with fresh fruit as a light afternoon snack. And when it comes to dinner, they make a great addition to the dessert menu.

A quick tip for the perfect muffin: just stir until the ingredients are moistened. Over-mixing can lead to a dense texture, so keep a light hand.

Feel free to add a hint of vanilla or almond extract to add a personal touch to the recipe.

Whether you’re entertaining guests or enjoying a quiet moment alone, these muffins offer a delightful culinary experience.

With their bright flavor and easy preparation, they’re sure to become a favorite in your kitchen. Enjoy the taste and the smiles they’ll bring to those you share them with!

Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds stacked on a white plate with a fresh lemon in the background.

Weight Watchers Points


4 Points (2022/2023 Plan)

MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan

4 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points

Tips and Tricks

Mixing Dry Ingredients

Ensure the dry ingredients are well-combined by whisking thoroughly. This helps distribute the poppy seeds and baking powder evenly, which is essential for even rising and flavor.

Lemon Zest and Juice

Use fresh lemon zest and juice for the best flavor. Zest the lemon before juicing to make the process easier. For more lemony flavor, increase the amount of lemon zest slightly.

Combining Wet and Dry Ingredients

When combining the wet and dry ingredients, mix until just moistened. Overmixing can lead to tough muffins. The batter should be slightly lumpy.

Even Baking

Fill the muffin cups evenly to ensure uniform baking. Use a small ice cream scoop or a spoon to divide the batter equally among the muffin cups.

Checking Doneness

Check the muffins for doneness by gently pressing the tops. They should spring back when lightly pressed. You can also use a toothpick inserted into the center; it should come out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

Lemon Syrup

For an extra burst of lemon flavor, make sure the syrup fully soaks into the muffins. Poke enough holes to allow the syrup to penetrate deeply, making the muffins moist and flavorful.

Cooling

Allow the muffins to cool in the pan on a wire rack for a few minutes before removing them. This helps them set and makes them easier to handle.

Storage

Store the muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For longer storage, freeze them in a freezer-safe bag or container for up to three months. Thaw at room temperature before serving.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the lemon poppy seed muffins as a delightful breakfast treat or a light dessert. They pair well with a cup of tea or coffee. For a special touch, dust the tops with a bit of powdered sugar before serving.

Customizing

Feel free to experiment with the recipe by adding a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the wet ingredients for an extra layer of flavor. You can also try adding a handful of fresh blueberries to the batter for a fruity twist.

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Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds

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Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins with Poppy Seeds Recipe. A quick and easy breakfast, snack, or dessert the whole family will love!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a 24-cup mini-muffin pan with paper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the flour, 3⁄4 cup of sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt. Using a wire whisk, mix well.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add the milk, oil, egg, egg white, and lemon zest. Using a wire whisk, mix well.
  • Add the milk mixture to the flour mixture.
  • Stir until the flour mixture is moistened.
  • Fill the muffin cups evenly with the batter.
  • Bake until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Let the muffins cool in the pan on a rack.
  • In a small microwavable bowl, combine the remaining 1⁄4 cup of sugar and the lemon juice.
  • Microwave on High until it boils, 45 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Using a wooden skewer, poke 5 holes in each muffin.
  • Gradually brush the lemon syrup over the muffins, letting it soak in before brushing on more syrup.

Notes

Serving Size: 1 muffin
4 Points (2022/2023 Plan)
MyWW Points: 4 Blue Plan and 4 Green Plan
4 WW Freestyle Points and 4 Smart Points
We are not associated with Weight Watchers/WW in any way. Double check points on their official calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 102mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg
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