clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, muffins, lemon icing, fresh lemon muffins, poppy seed muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  • Author: Amber
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 muffins 1x


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are made with basic baking ingredients, yogurt, poppy seeds, lemon zest and lemon juice with a lemon glaze on top. Recipe adapted from Kitchen Addiction. 



Poppy Seed Muffins

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened )
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs (separated )
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons poppy seeds

Lemon Glaze

  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Add your dry ingredients together of flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix and set to the side. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter and cup of sugar.  
  4. Add the mixture of dry ingredients, milk, yogurt vanilla extract and egg yolks. Place the egg whites into a separate bowl. Set the egg whites to the side. 
  5. Juice and zest your lemon. You want about 2 Tablespoons of juice and 1 Tablespoon zest put into the muffin batter. Reserve an extra Tablespoon of lemon juice for the icing. 
  6. Beat the egg whites to a soft peak and then fold it into the muffin batter. Also stir in the poppy seeds. 
  7. Bake for 19-21 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  8. While the muffins bake, make the icing.  Whisk together the confectioners sugar and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice. 
  9. Place icing on each muffin and let cool.