Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

When it comes to summer, there are a few things that make me feel summery. One of them is lemons. The fresh taste and smell of citrus always reminds me of the summer. So on cooler days, when baking is not an issue, I like to whip up muffins for the family. These Lemon Poppy seed Muffins are great for summer snacking!

Lemon Poppy seed Muffins Recipe

Yields: 10-12 muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 35 minutes


½ cup butter, softened

2/3 cup sugar

2 large eggs, separated

1 1/3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons poppy seeds

Zest of 2 lemons

¼ teaspoon salt

½ cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray or lightly grease muffin pan and set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream the softened butter and sugar until it begins to fluff (1-2 minutes).
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time – mixing well after each.
  4. In a separate bowl, add the dry ingredients, poppy seeds, and lemon zest and incorporate.
  5. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture – alternating with the Greek yogurt, lemon juice and then vanilla extract.
  6. Spoon the batter into the prepared pan – filling the cups ¾ full.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow muffins to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan.

Notes: These work well frozen and reheated in the microwave.

These are great to take along while traveling, to summer camp or along on a picnic! Enjoy!



  1. Thanks for sharing your recipe they look delicious!

  2. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe.I love lemon anything and can’t wait to try them.

  3. Stephanie LaPlante says

    These sound extra delicious. I love lemon flavored pastries and desserts.

  4. I love lemon and poppy seed food items. I’ll give this recipe a try.

  5. mmm love lemon these look delicious

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    What interests me on this post is the poppy seeds, I’ve not seen them anywhere and I like using them on the Danish bread that I bake. Do they also have the creamy coloured ones too?

  7. Treen Goodwin says

    These look and sounds scrumptious , thanks for sharing a must try 🙂 i love poppy seed muffins

  8. I will try this recipe. It looks delicious and fun to make.

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