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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are moist muffins made with lemon juice, lemon zest, and poppy seeds and then topped with a lemon glaze.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Servings: 12 muffins
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net



  • cups (187.5 g) all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup (1 stick, 113 g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • tablespoons lemon zest
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ cup (143 g) plain Greek yogurt
  • tablespoons poppy seeds

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup (125 g) confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk to combine.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • To the butter and sugar mixture, add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Mix in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low, alternate adding some of the flour mixture with Greek yogurt, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  • Fold in the poppy seeds until just incorporated.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups, filling each about ⅔ full. (A 2-tablespoon scoop works great for this.)
  • Bake 15-20 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean with a few crumbs but no wet batter. Allow them to cool for a few minutes before removing them from the muffin tin.
  • Let the muffins cool on a rack for about 10 minutes before adding the glaze.

Lemon Glaze

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  • Top the warm muffins with lemon glaze.


Calories: 266kcal