Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Picture yourself on a sunny morning, sipping a hot cup of coffee or tea, and savoring the delightful aroma of freshly baked Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. These muffins are a burst of citrusy goodness that will brighten your day.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mix the melted butter, eggs, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  7. Allow the muffins to cool in the tin for a few minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 muffins

These Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are a delightful combination of tangy lemon and crunchy poppy seeds. They are perfect for breakfast or as a snack with your favorite hot beverage. The lemon zest adds a refreshing twist, making them a favorite among citrus lovers.

Nutrition Information (per muffin):

Calories: 220

Total Fat: 9g

Saturated Fat: 5g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 210mg

Total Carbohydrates: 30g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 13g

Protein: 4g

Picture yourself sharing these Zesty Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with friends and family. The tangy lemon flavor combined with the crunch of poppy seeds creates a symphony of taste and texture that’s simply irresistible. Whether you enjoy them for breakfast or as a sweet treat during the day, these muffins are sure to become a favorite in your home. So, roll up your sleeves, preheat your oven, and let’s bake these sunny delights together!