Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


This recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins makes 12 muffins that are very moist and delicious.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
12 muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup poppy seeds

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup lemon-flavored yogurt

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest

  • cup lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Lightly grease a 12-cup muffin tin.

  2. Combine flour, 3/4 cup sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, mix eggs, yogurt, oil, and lemon zest together until well blended. Pour over flour mixture, then mix until just combined. Do not overmix!

  4. Spoon batter evenly between the prepared muffin cups. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, stir lemon juice and 3 tablespoons sugar together until sugar dissolves.

  6. Remove muffins from the oven and pierce the tops several times with a toothpick. Slowly pour about 1 tablespoon lemon juice mixture over the top of each muffin. Let muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

225 Calories
7g Fat
37g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 225
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 310mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 131mg 10%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 109mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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