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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins on a white plate.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Delicate and decadent, these tangy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins-studded with tiny black bits and coated in a sticky-sweet glaze that makes you crave for more!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword How Do I Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, How To Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 People
Calories 306kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Zest
  • 1 Large Egg Lightly Beaten
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk Well Shaken


  • 2-3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line 12 standard muffin tins with paper liners.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda and poppy seeds; Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the vegetable oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, egg, vanilla, and buttermilk. Stir into the flour mixture until just combined (do not overmix). Allow batter to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Spoon batter into the prepared baking tin. Bake 15 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees, and continue to bake 10 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing them to a wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, make the glaze. Whisk 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice with powdered sugar in a small bowl. Slowly add just enough lemon juice to thin the glaze to a thick, but pourable consistency. Use a fork to drizzle muffin tops with glaze.


Serving: 1/12 of the recipe | Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.5mg