Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins ~ Growing Up Gabel


A few months ago I had the privilege of joining The Secret Recipe Club, a group of food bloggers who secretly make recipes from each others blogs and then share the recipes on the same day every month.   I have had the opportunity to meet some really wonderful people through the club and have enjoyed getting to know their blogs.

Sadly, The Secret Recipe Club lost a member a few weeks ago.  Daniel Saraga of The Haggis and The Herring passed away quite unexpectedly, leaving behind his wife, Meredith, and a son.  You can read Meredith's touching eulogoy on The Haggis and the Herring.

In honor of Daniel and his kindness, support on our blogs, but most of all talent in the kitchen,  The Secret Recipe Club members are posting recipes today made and posted by Daniel on his blog.

I chose to make Daniel's Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins because when life hands you lemons…. make muffins.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins ~ Growing Up Gabel


Daniel's Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Serves 16     adjust servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons soft butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 cup plain or lemon yogurt
  • 1 lemon, juiced and rind grated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In a large bowl beat together butter, sugar and eggs.
  2. Add yogurt, poppy seeds and rind and juice from lemon. Stir to combine.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix to combine.
  5. Fill muffin tins 2/3 full.
  6. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 130kcal Calories from fat 28
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins ~ Growing Up Gabel
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7 comments on “Daniel’s Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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  2. A perfect tribute recipe.

  3. I love lemon poppy seed muffins. I don’t make them because my MIL is terrified they will set up her occasional mandatory drug tests at work (she’s an RN). She doesn’t want to take a chance even though the tests are more sophisticated now.

    I’m also not much of a baker so I’ll just have to admire from here.

  4. Delicious muffins and a beautiful tribute

  5. Perfect tribute for Daniel from SRC–take the lemons and make delicious food.

  6. Great choice for this special tribute. What a terrible loss.

  7. These muffins look amazing I loved Daniel recipes I will miss him!