Yield: 18 muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffins

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 19 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes

Use up some of the summer zucchini with these incredibly moist and delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Zucchini Muffins. The crumb topping and sweet lemon glaze add so much texture and flavor!


For the muffin:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 lemons, zested
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seeds

For the crumble:

  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

For the glaze:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 2 Tablespoons)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray muffin cup tin with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add in zucchini, milk, melted butter, egg, lemon zest and lemon extract. Mix until combined (will be very thick). Fold in poppy seeds.
  3. Fill muffin tins evenly about ⅔ full. Set aside.
  4. For the crumble, combine melted butter with flour and sugar using a fork. Spoon over muffin batter in the muffin tins, pressing gently.
  5. Bake muffins for 17-19 minutes, until lightly browned and toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely before adding the glaze.
  6. For the glaze, whisk together the powdered sugar with lemon juice until smooth. Drizzle over cooled muffins. ENJOY.


  • One lemon yields about 2 Tablespoons of lemon zest, and lemon juice.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 muffin

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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