I’m so excited to share my favorite little recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins with you. These muffins are moist, full of lemon flavor, and truly beautiful thanks to my easy lemon glaze recipe.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Lemon Glaze Recipe

In the battle between muffins and cupcakes, which one wins?

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I have to admit, I’m a huge fan of muffin recipes.

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I can justify a muffin, like these easy lemon poppy seed muffins, as a breakfast, brunch, or even snack. Haha!

Beautiful Lemon Muffin on Table

Don’t get me wrong, ultra-decadent desserts are also a good thing.

For instance, just LOOK at these amazing Andes mint bars!

How to Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Here’s what you’ll need to get started.

  • all-purpose flour
  • poppy seeds
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • granulated sugar
  • butter
  • eggs
  • lemon yogurt
  • lemon extract
Lemon Muffin Batter in a Mixer

First, be sure your oven is preheated to 400 degrees F. Next, line a 12-cup muffin pan with liners. Spray the liners with non-stick cooking spray.

Whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, salt, and the baking soda; set aside.

Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time just until combined. Mix in the yogurt and the lemon extract.

Beat in the flour mixture a little at a time just until combined.

Spoon evenly into the paper liners.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool in the pan until cool enough to handle then transfer to a wire rack.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Glaze

How to Make Lemon Glaze

These lemon poppy seed muffins are moist and yummy enough to enjoy as they are, but for an extra burst of sweetness, try my easy lemon glaze recipe!

Following the ingredients list at the bottom of the post, place confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl or measuring cup; stir in lemon juice.

Your lemon glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more sugar or lemon juice to achieve the desired consistency, then drizzle the glaze over muffins.

Garnish your muffins with lemon zest for some extra flair!

Muffin with Paper Unwrapped on a Plate

These easy lemon poppy seed muffins with lemon glaze are loaded with fantastic lemon flavor.

I hope you enjoy this great recipe!

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4.70 from 13 ratings

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Author: Crissy Page
Servings: 12 muffins
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Moist and delicious lemon poppy seed muffins with a spectacular lemon glaze.

Ingredients

Muffins

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup lemon yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Lemon zest optional

Instructions
 

Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with liners. Spray the liners with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Whisk together the flour, poppy seeds, salt and the baking soda; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and the sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time just until combined. Beat in the yogurt and the lemon extract.
  • Beat in the flour mixture a little at a time just until combined.
  • Spoon evenly into the paper liners.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan until cool enough to handle then transfer to a wire rack.

Glaze

  • Place confectioners’ sugar in a small bowl or measuring cup; stir in lemon juice. Your lemon glaze should be thick but pourable. Add more sugar or lemon juice to achieve the desired consistency, then drizzle the glaze over muffins.
  • Garnish with lemon zest, optional.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 199mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g
Nutrition values are estimates, sourced from an online nutrition calculator. This information should never be considered a substitute for medical advice. Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Course: Quick Bread & Muffins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, lemon glaze, lemon muffins, lemon poppy seed muffins, recipe

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  1. Instead of the lemon yogurt and lemon extract, just use plain yogurt and the zest and juice of actual lemons. It’ll taste WAY better and fresher. Good rule of thumb for anything citrus. And the remainder of the fruit after zesting and juicing can be put in the garbage disposal to freshen it. win/win.

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