A Little Sunshine

Friday, April 8, 2011 |

We've had some sunny days this week that have put a little spring in my step, smile on my face and brightened my disposition tremendously!


With my new found energy, I made a batch of these yummy lemon and orange poppy seed muffins.


They are moist, delicious, and melt in your mouth!


The perfect way to start your day with a steaming cup of coffee or an afternoon delight.


The bite size mini muffin can be a little dangerous ~ they pop in your mouth a little too easily.
Best of all, they are the perfect gift of sunshine to share with friends and brighten their day :)


Have a fabulous Friday!

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup poppy seeds
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup lemon flavored yogurt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon grated orange zest


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly grease a muffin tin.
2.Combine the flour, 3/4 cup white sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3.In a separate bowl mix the eggs, yogurt, vegetable oil and orange zest. Blend well and pour over the flour mixture. Mix until just combined. Do no over mix!
4.Spoon batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

These look absolutely delicious....sweet but not too sweet is what I like. Pretty in the bags too.

Dee Stephens said...

Lemon poppyseeds are my favorite. I don't need a muffin but might make some of these for co-workers! thanks! Happy Weekend!

Sarah said...

Looks woderful, Jo! Can't wait to try the recipe!!! Have a lovely weekend filled with sun and smiles!

Sarah said...

Looks woderful, Jo! Can't wait to try the recipe!!! Have a lovely weekend filled with sun and smiles!

Susan R said...

Absolutely beautiful. I was just telling my husband last night how much I love the flavors lemon and orange. Well "citrus anything" really is my thing.
I love to make up little gift bags like you've done. I'll have to share what I did for my kiddos school for their bake sale on my blog.
The lemon muffins were store bought (Costco) because I ran out of time to actually bake, but they are divine.
I hope your beautiful weather will last so that your smile and the spring in your step continues.
Have a great day.

Suburban Princess said...

They look delicious!

Have a wonderful weekend!

LuLu said...

oh i just love the presentation! sounds like a wonderful treat to start the day!

Sue said...

Oh my, Jo- these look light and fluffy and ready to melt in my mouth! I will be trying these after I get to the store for lemon yogurt.
:-) Sue

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Yummy! Just copied and pasted the recipe. Sounds so light and perfect for these spring days. Your photos are gorgeous as always! Thanks for sharing!

bevy said...

They look so yummy... But I swear if I don't get back to work after spring break, I will be obese and broke with all the baking and spending I've done this week!

Tessa said...

Thos look sooo good. Breakfast tomorrow!


Travelbugmom said...


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

The muffins look delicious and thank you for sharing the recipe, which I will try.
I really hope that you will have some spring weather, and the snow will leave.
Many thanks for visiting me and your kind words.
Hugs and hope that the rest of the weekend and new week is wonderful.


Kathy said...

I love muffins ~ I'll be giving these a try for sure. Thanks for sharing they look delicious! So happy that you're being treated to some sunshine. We had a gorgeous day here today. Amazing what it can do for your mood!

Let's catch up soon!

French Basketeer.com said...

YUM I will try these! Hope you are well; I will send you a mssg this week....A

annechovie said...

Thanks for your sweet comment,Jo! Hope you have many more sunny days soon. xo

Pink Martini said...

Love the individual muffins packaged. :)

Heidi said...

BLESS your heart!! A similar scare happened to my sister. A false alarm, but very scary!

The 'almost winner' might have been my winner! Sick kid vomit.... bless you, bless you, BLESS YOU!

Lori said...

These looks delish and are so beautifully wrapped!
Okay, where are the kitchen pictures?! Please let me know if/when there is ever an unveiling!! :D
Have a great week Jo!

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