Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

If you’re in search of a delightful morning treat or an afternoon pick-me-up, these Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are the answer. Bursting with tangy lemon flavor and the subtle crunch of poppy seeds, these muffins are a harmonious blend of citrusy zing and comforting warmth.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (for glaze)


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add the lemon zest, melted butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  6. While the muffins are baking, prepare the glaze by mixing the lemon juice and powdered sugar until smooth.
  7. Once the muffins are done, allow them to cool for a few minutes before drizzling the lemon glaze over the top.
  8. Indulge in the zesty goodness of these lemon poppy seed muffins!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

Lemon zest and poppy seeds create a symphony of flavors in these irresistible muffins.

Nutrition Information: Calories: 220, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 4g

When life hands you lemons, turn them into these marvelous Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. Whether you enjoy them with your morning coffee, share them with friends, or savor them as an anytime treat, these muffins bring a burst of sunshine to your palate. The soft crumb dotted with poppy seeds offers a delightful texture, while the tangy lemon essence dances on your taste buds. From the first whiff of citrusy aroma to the last crumb, these muffins are an ode to the joy of baking. So why wait? Get your apron on and let the baking adventure begin!

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