This post is sponsored by Carnation Breakfast Essentials®. All comments and opinions are my own.

One of my favorite things to make is a big batch of muffins. Naturally I love the taste…after all, who can pass up a baked goodie? But I also love them as a make-ahead breakfast that I simply serve up as needed. I am not a morning person so I look for any and all things that will allow me to sleep even a few minutes longer.

I have dozens of muffin recipes that I can put together in a flash. The kind I choose depends on my mood and what I happen to have on hand. I love the combination of blueberries and lemon so these Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are always at the top of my list. The flavor combination is amazing and you can have a huge batch put together in under 30 minutes!

Now these are not super sweet muffins. My boys always give me a hard time as I tend to prefer muffins that are a bit more savory. I always remind them that while they look like cupcakes…muffins and cupcakes are NOT the same thing. These are meant for breakfast and not for dessert. In all honesty, sometimes I leave out the sugar all together when I make this recipe. The Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder and natural sweetness of the blueberries combine for an amazing taste and a great way to start the day!

Grab a few ingredients and make these one night before you go to bed. You can then set your alarm clock for 10 minutes later than usual as breakfast will be ready and waiting!

Now is the perfect time to pick up your Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder with the 2/$9 sale available now at Publix. You get a super deal on convenient nutrition that tastes great. Serve it mixed with milk as a tasty drink or make a batch of muffins…either way you have a delicious way to start the morning!

Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder 8 – 10 ct,  2/$9
-$3/2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials Powder Drink Mix Nutritional Product, 01/07 RP (exp 3/3) [Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day; No Cash back] 
-$2/2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials Nutritional Product, 01/07 RP (exp 3/3) [Excludes 8-oz. Single Serve Bottles; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day; No Cash back]
As low as $3 per box after coupon…as little as 30¢ per serving!

At just 30¢ per serving, you have a economical AND simple way to provide a quick and convenient breakfast for your entire family. Even on the most hectic days you can still make time for breakfast thanks to Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder.

Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Author: Michelle
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Serves: 18 muffins
  • 2 packets Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder – Classic French Vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Prepare your muffin pans…either lightly coat each cup with cooking spray or use muffin liners.
  3. Mix Carnation Breakfast Essentials® Powder, flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and poppy seeds in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs, butter, lemon zest and milk until well blended.
  5. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir until moistened – do not overmix!
  6. Fold in the blueberries and spoon into prepared muffin tins.
  7. Bake 20 minutes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!