Bring the aromas of springtime into your home with these delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. They're a moist and dense muffin with a little bit of tart, a little bit of sweet and ready in 30 minutes. And the easy lemon glaze puts them over the top on the deliciousness scale! 

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Author Linda Warren



  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted & cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla flavored Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract (you can also use vanilla extract & increase lemon juice by 1-2 Tablespoons)

Lemon Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2-3 Tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds and zest. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter in microwave, about 30-45 seconds. Let cool slightly.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine milk, yogurt, lemon juice, eggs and extract.
  5. When butter has cooled slightly, add to milk-yogurt mixture. Stir to combine.
  6. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients stirring just until combined. Over stirring will cause muffins to be tough.
  7. Divide batter between 12 muffins cups.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 5 minutes at 450 degrees. Turn oven down to 400 degrees and continue cooking for 13-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean.
  9. Remove muffins from oven and let cool in pan for 5 minutes on wire rack. Remove from muffin pan to wire rack and let cool remainder of way.
  10. While muffins are baking, whisk together confectioner's sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice. If the glaze is too thick add a little more lemon juice.
  11. When muffins are cool, drizzle lemon glaze over all. Let set before storing in airtight container.