I ran out of poppy seeds so decided to use chia seeds instead. They worked a treat!

You can freeze these muffins for lunchboxes or for another day.



Lemon and Chia Muffins

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 12 1x


  • 80g butter, cubed
  • 180g sugar
  • 1 teas vanilla bean paste/essence/extract
  • 370g self raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 320ml milk
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds or poppyseeds


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees. Place patty cases into a muffin tin. This will make 12.
  2. Place butter into bowl. Blitz on speed 5 for 2 minutes. Scrape down.
  3. Add sugar and vanilla to bowl. Blitz on speed 5 until pale. Scrape down.
  4. Add remaining ingredients. Blitz on speed 5 until just combined. Do not over mix the batter.
  5. Pour into patty cases. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden on top.


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  1. Bridie June 16, 2014 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Tried cooking these tonight was quite sweet and only used 150g, maybe next time would use 100g xx

  2. Alli November 11, 2014 at 11:31 am - Reply

    Made these this morning Peta, yummo!!! And the kids loved them! Very soft and moist. I did add a little lemon icing drizzled over the top 🙂

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