Treat your mum to a delicious brunch this Mother’s Day with these mouthwatering muffins

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If the way to your mother’s heart is through her love of food, then we have the perfect gift suggestion for her. What better way to put a smile on the main woman in your life’s face, then to whip up some delicious homemade lemon and poppy seed muffins for her to enjoy. Start her day off right and show your appreciation by getting your apron on and surprising her with these mouth-watering sweet and savoury delights. Featuring the finest in manuka honey from Manuka Lab, which adds that little touch of sticky sweet goodness, we guarantee mum will not be disappointed!

Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins with Lavender Manuka Honey:

Makes 6 Muffins


Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins

·         1 1/4 cups plain flour

·         ½ cup caster sugar 

·         1 tablespoon poppy seeds

·         1/2 tablespoon lemon zest 

·         1/2 tablespoon baking powder

·         1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

·         1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

·         1 egg, large

·         1/8 cup milk

·         1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

·         2 tablespoons lemon juice 

Lavender Honey

·         3 tablespoons Manuka Lab Manuka honey

·         3 tablespoons water

·         ¼ tsp dried lavender

Butter to serve

Method for muffins:

Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C.

Line a muffin tray with muffin liners. 

Mix the plain flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl.

Melt the butter and place into a large measuring jug.

Add in the Greek yogurt, milk, eggs and lemon juice

Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently fold together until just combined.

Divide the batter equally to make 6 muffins.

Bake the muffins at 220 degrees C for 5 minutes, then turn the oven down to 180 degrees C and bake for another 14-16 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the centre a muffin and ensure it comes out clean.

Method for Lavender Manuka Honey:

Combine the Manuka honey, water, and dried lavender in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, allowing the Manuka honey to dissolve.

Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the Manuka honey sit to infuse for 10 more minutes.

Strain out the lavender before using.

Serve with a little butter and lavender Manuka honey.


Enhance everyday health and wellness with the natural benefits of Manuka Lab’s Manuka honey in your diet and beauty regime.

Manuka Lab Mānuka honey is harvested, extracted, processed and tested to the highest quality, working in partnership with the landowners in New Zealand and having the utmost respect for the environment and for the land, plants, animals and people from which the Mānuka is sourced. All Manuka Lab Mānuka honey is sustainably harvested and is fully traceable from plant to pot with proven Plant Origin and Mānuka Honey Potency measured by the amount of MGO (methylglyoxal) in the pot. The higher the MGO, the better the antimicrobial properties are.

Manuka Lab Mānuka honey is available from Multifloral 85+ to Monofloral Premium Plus Extra Strength 850+ MGO depending on what level of active you are looking for.

·         Mānuka Honey 85+MGO £52.99 for 375g

·         Mānuka Honey 300+MGO £54.99 for 250g / £74.99 for 500g

·         Mānuka Honey 525+MGO £59.99 for 250g / £79.99 for 500g

·         Mānuka Honey 850+MGO £69.99 for 250g

Enjoy the benefits of Mānuka honey as desired with 1tsp up to 4 times a day, taken as it is, included in drinks, baking, or used as a spread.

The Manuka Lab Mānuka honey range is available from Holland & Barrett and

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