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Family heirlooms are my most prized possessions. Lovely and worn pieces handed down from my husband’s family as well as my own make their place in my home. From my Daddy’s watch, my Grandmother’s handwritten recipes, to my husband’s great-great Grandparent’s table, threads of their lives are now intricately woven into the fabric of our days.

In our fast-paced world, it’s a bit hard to imagine the items that will one day become heirlooms from my life. There are a few treasures though that should easily withstand time with just a bit of love and care – the table my husband made with his own hands for our 10th wedding anniversary, jewelry he’s given me throughout our marriage, our family Bible I was given on our wedding day, and pewter pieces I have been given from my mother and mother-in-law immediately come to mind.

When the lovely people from Crosby & Taylor contacted me about hosting a giveaway for pewter measuring spoons, I felt that their heart shone through as I read their history and values. But when I received their package and opened it, I was absolutely blown away. I could see the love and passion for their craft in every single inch.

As I’ve found every possible reason to be in my kitchen cooking since I received my measuring spoons, I’ve been thinking about how my son will one day remember our measuring out vanilla for his favorite chocolate chip waffles or these lemon poppy seed muffins as he reaches for these spoons with his own children.

Lemon poppy seed muffins topped with a simple lemon sugar glaze are just perfect for a brunch, tea, or to serve your family for breakfast even. The  burst of the lemon combined with the slight crunch of the tiny poppy seeds make this lemon poppy seed muffin a favorite whenever you serve them. These muffins have a tender, delicate crumb and are best cooked in cupcake liners for ease in eating.

It’s hard not to gobble up more than a one of these sweet little muffins. Remember the saying of you can’t eat just one? Well, it certainly applies to these lemon poppy seed muffins!

Here’s my Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins recipe. I hope you love them as much as we do!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

Breakfast 35 mins

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings 12
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins make a great addition to any breakfast, brunch, tea or shower!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter , room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • Lemon Glaze:
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup confectioner’s sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375º F. Spray muffin tins with bakers spray or coat well with shortening or butter and flour, making sure to discard any excess flour from the tins after coating.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside. Pour milk into measuring cup and add lemon juice. Allow to sit while preparing other ingredients.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in vanilla, lemon zest, and poppy seeds.
  • Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk. Stir until just combined. Scoop mixture into prepared muffin tins, filling about 2/3 to ¾ full. Bake until a toothpick or skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
  • Prepare glaze topping for muffins while the muffins are baking by stirring together until well-combined.
  • Once muffins have baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the muffin tin. Then, remove each muffin and drizzle with lemon glaze. Place onto a plate to finish cooling or serve slightly warm.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 114mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. My favorite heirloom is a collection of cookbooks my grandmother has given me. They came from her own collection and also her mother’s and her mother in law’s collection.

  2. My most treasured heirlooms are the quilts my grandmothers made. I was lucky enough to record the story of each them while my maternal grandmother was still alive so along with the actual objects, I have the oral history to go with them – a real treasure!

  3. My favorite heirloom is a kugelhopf pan from my grandma and her set of china. I absolutely adore those Crosby & Taylor measuring spoons. Fantastic!

  4. These are gorgeous! I don’t know that we have many heirlooms. One item that is near and dear to my heart is my very first stuffed animal. I still have it. It’s worn and old but only because it was loved so much!

  5. My favorite heirlooms are the gorgeous handmade quilts my grandmother made me. I helped by picking out the fabrics when I was four!

  6. I honestly don’t think I have any. My husband has a wooden puzzle that was made for him by his father. It is very special to him.

  7. My most cherished heirloom is my grandmother’s china and silver. She cherished it and gave it to me when she passed away and I cherish it and make sure that it is with me every time I move somewhere new.

  8. Recently, my mom began cleaning out her attic and came across several pyrex and tupperware bowls from my grandmother. They are now some of the favorites in my cookware collection!

  9. Robyn,

    Those measuring spoons are almost too pretty to use for cooking, but I’m sure I could work past that. My favorite heirloom is a doll, Julianne, whom I plan to give to my daughter when she gets a little older.

  10. My favorite heirloom is my engagement ring diamond. It belonged to my husband’s grandmother (it was part of her earing). I love that I wear something so special every day.

  11. To be honest, I don’t have any heirlooms. My dad’s side is an immigrant family from Cuba and my mom’s side is poor Irish Americans.

    One day I’d like to inherit all of my dad’s pictures, though!

  12. I was blessed to receive the avocado green recipe box from grandma’s kitchen after she died. Well, I swooped in and took it, actually 🙂

  13. My favorite heirloom is my grandfather’s id bracelet from WWII. He is not longer with us and it means the world to me to have it. He was my Popeye!

  14. I love lemon poppyseed anything, this looks so good with the glaze!
    I got a notebook with handwritten recipes from my mom’s teenager years. I am trying some of the recipes this weekend and my goal is to make them all 🙂
    I have a question regarding this giveaway: I am not a US resident but I do have a US shipping address. Can I participate in this giveaway or not? I always ask myself this question and often refrain from participating in blog giveaways.

  15. My favorite heirloom is an old spoon that my grandmother used with all of her cooking. I call it her mashed potato spoon because that is what I remember her using it most with. I love sticking it in a dish as a serving utensil, as it reminds me of my grandmother making her wonderful food!

  16. I love this post – I feel so much the same way about family heirlooms. I have quite a few special items that have been passed down, but the ones I think of first are the 50’s diner table set of my grandparent’s and some dishes of my husband’s grandma. These pewter measuring spoons are beautiful!!

  17. My favorite heirloom is a ring from my grandmother. I will cherish it forever! What a great giveaway Robyn!

  18. Not so much an heirloom, but the wooden stool with the heart cutout my grandfather made for me as a child so I could reach the counter and help cook. It makes me think of him every day.



  19. I have a blanket my great-grandmother knitted. It’s huge and practically felted, and thick and heavy, but I love it. I don’t have any actual memories of her, but I remember loving her, if that makes any sense.

  20. My favorite heIrloom is a ball of silk thread that was my great grandma’s. It came to the US from England. I love these spoons!

  21. I MUST have those. I seriously covet them. That being said.. I dont think I really have an heirloom pieces!

  22. You know I don’t really have any family heirlooms. I have my dads favorite mechanical pencil (he was a draftsman) but other than that I don’t think we have anything passed down.

  23. My most cherished heirloom would have to be my grandmother’s pearls. My grandfather gave them to her on their wedding day, and I wore them on our wedding day.

  24. I guess the heirloom that’s extra special to me is either the gorgeous cedar hope chest from my Grandaddy that was also my mother’s, or the very vintage Virgin Mary wall hanging which I got from my Grandpa. My brother has a matching piece of Jesus, and though I love the hanging, I’m considering reuniting them because I’d hate for them not to be together in a couple of generations since they’re a set.

  25. Oh those are so pretty! My mom recently gave me some items from my Grandmas kitchen. They are not “heirlooms” in the traditional sort of way – really just simple things. But they remind me of her!

  26. I have my aunt’s sewing machine and I can almost feel her presence when I sew with it. I love having it and it reminds me of pleasant times when I was a little girl. I’m not sure if it’s really an heirloom, but it’s very old and holds nice memories.

    1. Beautiful muffins!

      Those spoons are wonderful! Love them!!!

      My favorite heirlooms are an old tin cup from my great grandmother (who at this point would be 135), a beautiful antique diamon ring from her daughter…my grandmother who is still rocking at 99 and from my Irish great grandmother a 100 year old cast iron frying pan. 2 are old and worn, and 1 sparkles like it’s new and I cherish them all!!

  27. My dad saved the rocking chair I had as a little girl, and he is now fixing it up for my little girl. I am really excited for it to be passed down!!!

  28. Just one…sigh ; ) I have to say my grandmother’s dishes are pretty high on the list.

  29. My Grandmother made me an green and cream afghan when I was in middle school. Though she hasn’t been with us in a number of years now. When ever I need her I can wrap myself up in it and feel like she is still with me. My kids know it is special too, and are very careful with it when I let them use it.

  30. I am fortunate to have many special heirlooms but I truly treasure the hand carved springerle molds from Germany that were my grandmothers and she taught me how to make the best Springerle cookies. I am a family hero every Christmas.

  31. I have my grandma’s hand written cookbook. It has ripped pages, lots of stains, and lots of love and memories!

  32. My favorite heirloom is my Mother’s 1940 camera because it reminds me of all the pictures that she took of my brother and myself all those years ago. Now, that she is no longer with us, it is even more of a treasure.

  33. My Grandpa had a set of Fiestaware that I love. I also have several quilts from my grandma. Precious to me!

  34. My favorite heirloom is not cooking-related at all; it is a set of prop and wings that my dad gave me to wear after completing my freshman year at the Air Force Academy; they happened to be the same set that he wore as a student there.

  35. My favorite heirloom is a set of small vases my parents brought back from China and eventually passed on to me.

  36. My favorite heirloom I have is a gold cross necklace given to me at birth.
    The measuring spoons are lovely!

  37. Love this giveaway & those muffins too! My favorite heirloom is some jewelery from my grandma.

  38. I haven’t collected many heirlooms as of yet, but I do have a set of kitchen towels that my husbands grandmother stitched.

  39. Among my favorite kitchen heirlooms are my grandmother’s teacups and a dutch oven that she used all the time.

    LOVE these measuring spoons.

    Sharon H. – TX

  40. My favorite heirloom is a set of handwritten recipes from my grandmother that my mom gave me when I moved out.

  41. My two favorite heirlooms is a handmade quilt that was made by my grandmother and great-grandmother and an old plum pudding basin from Ireland. Those measuring spoons are so adorable. I would love to have a set for my kitchen.

  42. my handmade table that I remember all my childhood meal memories being made around & now it sits in my dining room for my kiddos!

  43. My most cherished heirloom is the engagement part to my wedding ring. The ring belonged to my husband’s great-grandmother. Most of my husband’s family is gone, so it is precious to have a piece of the past to hold on to.

  44. My favorite heirloom is my grandmother’s Better Homes and Gardens cookbook ~ a 3-inch 3-ring binder with a complete set of recipe cards – I love reading the helpful hints & tips provided to a woman in the 40s-50s. 🙂

    This is a beautiful post, Robin!!


  45. Great giveaway, Robyn, and these muffins look absolutely perfect and delicious! Let’s see, my favorite heirloom would have to be my grandmother’s mink coat. I’ll probably never have an excuse to wear it, but it’s priceless to me nonetheless!

  46. I wanted to say great recipe first off. And second off I guess I better enter this contest or my wife won’t let me live it down! I’m not sure this is an heirloom, but my mom gave me a journal when I went off to college with family recipes in it. My wife and I have added our favorites to it for the last 11 years. It may look like just an old journal, but we really treasure it.

  47. This is a gorgeous giveaway! And the muffins look yummy. 🙂 I made lemon muffins this weekend, with dried cranberries. Delicious!

    Well, it’s not “mine” (yet?) but my favorite family heirloom would actually be my grandfather’s communist ticket. He was a member of the Soviet communist party (he wasn’t evil, he lived in a village in Eastern Europe and was just idealistic…it’s not his fault the party was corrupt :P) and now my mother owns has ticket, kinda like a party ID (she actually was a political dissident against the communists!). Someday my brother or I will keep it and preserve a piece of family history that is significant to my mother’s past and our heritage.

  48. This is a beautifully written story, Robyn. These pewter spoons are equally as lovely! I am really sentimental, so many things are special to me whether others would consider them heirlooms or not. I do treasure items from the past that relate to the kitchen, family, and home the most it seems. If I won these spoons from Crosby & Taylor, they would definitely become a part of the special collection of treasures I’d pass down. Thanks for the opportunity!

    I am one of your subscribers from a long while back and love to read your stories and recipes!

  49. I have some beautiful glass serving dishes that were my great aunts, and they are beautiful.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  50. Those are just the cutest spoons! My sister-in-law had a set with a cat theme and I’ve been trying to find out where to get similar ones. Now I know!

    My favorite heirloom would have been the jewelry my mom passed on to me on my wedding day. Which I no longer have now. {sniff}

  51. These kind folks are from Oregon, where I used to live. How I wish I could have picked up a set of spoons then!

    We’re immigrants to this country, so my parents arrived with nothing but the clothes on their back. I suppose that means we get to “start” our own heirloom? 🙂


  52. My great-grandmother Eliza’s wedding ring. She is who I got my middle name from and it is so beautiful and dainty. She had tiny fingers!
    I like you on facebook!

  53. My parents have my great-grandma’s piano, which will one day come to me. I got to play it once for her. 🙂

  54. I don’t have many heirlooms but I d have one that I cherish – a beautiful tablecloth from my great aunt.

  55. hm, not sure if i have any heirlooms…unless memories count as non-material heirlooms? being a packrat, i love the idea of heirlooms though!

  56. I was looking for the lemon poppy seed muffin recipe, but I don’t see it listed above. I would love to get it if possible. I have made several of your recipes in the past few months and I have been completely amazed by them. My entire family and all of my friends are wowed by your recipes. Thank you so much for sharing. God Bless

    Michele Manchester

    1. Hi Michele,
      Thanks so much for letting me know there was an issue with that recipe displaying. I’ve corrected it now and you should be able to see and print it. I’m so glad you are enjoying my recipes! I hope you have a great day!!! xo