Yield: 30 muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes



  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 7 lemons, zested and juiced (save the juice)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds


  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup reserved lemon juice (from your fresh lemons above)


  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup reserved lemon juice (from your fresh lemons above)
  • 2-4 Tablespoons heavy cream (or milk)


  1. Zest and juice all the lemons first. You should have approximately 1 cup juice from your lemons. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine your flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with sugar until fluffy (about 2 minutes). Add eggs, lemon zest, ¼ cup of lemon juice, and vanilla extract.
  4. Using a wooden spoon at this point, mix in flour mixture and yogurt alternatively until fully combined (in about 3 additions). Do not over-beat, just mix until incorporated. Fold in poppy seeds.
  5. Scoop batter into muffin tins that have been greased with baking spray. Fill each tin about ⅔ full. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 16-18 minutes (if making mini muffins, bake for about 11  minutes).
  6. Remove from oven. Place muffins on a wire rack (with wax paper or parchment paper under the rack to catch any of the syrup/glaze). In a small saucepan, whisk together the simple syrup ingredients over low heat. Whisk until sugar is dissolved. Spoon warm syrup over muffins (they don't have to be cooled).
  7. For the glaze, whisk together the sugar, lemon juice and heavy cream. Add more or less cream to get desired consistency. Pour over cooled muffins. Allow to set (about 15 minutes). Enjoy. Store in airtight container for up to 3 days. ENJOY!


*If you want to freeze the muffins, do so before adding the glaze. Place the cooled muffins (with the simple syrup on them) in ziploc freezer bags. Once ready to enjoy, thaw completely then add the glaze. ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 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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