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Best Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins! Moist and bursting with bright citrus flavor, with a little added crunch from the poppy seeds. A delicious morning treat! 

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy lemon poppy seed muffins, lemon poppy seed muffin recipe, lemon poppy seed muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 338 kcal
For the lemon poppy seed muffins:
For the lemon glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
To make the lemon poppy seed muffins:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F, and line a muffin pan with papers. 

  2. Place the flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest in a large mixing bowl, and whisk to combine. 

  3. Melt the butter in a large liquid measuring cup, and whisk together with the Greek yogurt, milk, eggs, lemon juice, and lemon extract. 

  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry, and fold together until just barely combined (batter will be very thick). 

  5. Divide the batter equally between all 12 wells of the muffin pan. 

  6. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425 degrees F, then turn the oven temperature down to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for 14 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the thickest part of a muffin comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

  7. Drizzle with lemon glaze and serve. 

To make the lemon glaze:
  1. Place the powdered sugar in a medium bowl, and stir in the lemon juice, a little at a time, until the desired consistency is achieved. 

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Recipe Notes

*Sour cream may be substituted.

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Nutrition Facts
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 48mg16%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 57g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 285IU6%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 100mg10%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.