Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Earl Grey Glaze

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Earl Grey Glaze

These muffins start with my favorite lemon muffin recipe from Cooking Light.  Olive oil and ricotta cheese replace the butter in this recipe which results in a perfectly tender muffin.   I have made several variations of these muffins over the years but most recently I added poppyseeds and an earl grey glaze and I think it may be my favorite yet.   Admittedly, topping these muffins with a glaze pushes them into more of a treat category than a snack, at least from a caloric standpoint.  But the glaze is really nice and unexpected.  Infusing cream with some earl grey tea gives it a decidedly floral taste which complements the lemon muffin.  Originally, I had hoped to post these last week before Mother’s Day, because they would be so lovely as part of a Mother’s Day Brunch.  But that didn’t happen.  Life happened.  So here they are, a week late, but no less delicious.  :)

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