Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are one of my favorites.  I once tried making them from a grocery store mix and was greatly disappointed.  Then I found this lovely recipe over at Your Homebased Mom.  The muffins are perfect with a wonderful lemon kick.  I cut the sugar a bit and added some yogurt to make them a little more breakfast-like, but I just couldn’t part with the lemon glaze!  If you are a lemon lover like me, these are the perfect breakfast treat!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Adapted from Your Homebased Mom

1 cup all purpose flour
¾ cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 tbsp poppy seeds
Zest from 1 lemon, approximately 1 tbsp
1 (6 oz) container French Vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup canola oil
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp vanilla

Prepare a 12-muffin tin with cupcake liners.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

In a large bowl, mix together flours, sugar, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds, and lemon zest.  In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, oil, egg, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla.  Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.  Fill 2/3 full.

Bake the muffins for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned.  Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack.

½ cup powdered sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp vanilla
Dash of salt

Mix together powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, and salt.  Stir until smooth.  Drizzle the glaze over top the cooled muffins.

Makes 12 muffins



  1. They sound simple and tantalizing, all the same. I love citrusy flavours myself and so this is definitely at the top of the to bake list.

  2. One of my favorites, too!! Great recipe.

  3. Moist and beautiful muffins! Love how you made that, and of course your photos are gorgeous!!!

  4. Yummm these look delicious! I will have to try!

  5. The muffins looks wonderful. I love the recipe.

  6. Believe it or not, I've never had lemon poppy seed anything. I think the poppy seeds always threw me but you just convinced me that I need to make these. I do love lemon! Thanks, Amy!

  7. I love the lemon glaze. I made lemon poppy seed cookies awhile back. It's one of favorite combinations. So excited to try this recipe!

  8. These look good! You are so good at making recipes a little healthier!

  9. I love muffins that I have poppy seeds, give a tiny crunch to it.

    I'm glad that I bump into your blog. Great selection of recipes. You got yourself a follower.


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