Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

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Time: 25 minutes
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

Sweet, moist lemon poppyseed muffins, made with Greek yogurt and topped with a tart lemon glaze. Enjoy for breakfast on the go, or a quick snack.

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

I may have mentioned here before about how much I love the flavor of lemon. When it comes to desserts, it just may be my favorite flavor. Next to chocolate anyway. 

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins (2 of 6)

There is just something so refreshing, especially in the Spring and Summer, about the flavor of lemon. I guess the combination of tartness and sweetness is what makes it special.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins (1 of 6)

The secret to these lemon poppyseed muffins staying super moist is the vanilla Greek yogurt. And the tartness of the lemon juice in the lemon glaze really gives the muffins the something extra they deserve. 

Make them in a double or triple batch and freeze the extras!

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Lemon Poppyseed muffins

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Glaze
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:25 minutes


Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter , softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp poppyseeds

Lemon Glaze

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar , sifted*


Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

  • Preheat oven to 450 and liberally grease a muffin baking tin.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, sugar and vanilla.
  • Beat in eggs, lemon juice, zest and greek yogurt.
  • Add in dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Do not over mix or the muffins will become tough.
  • Stir in poppyseeds.
  • Spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins until each is about 2/3 of the way full.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before adding the glaze.

Lemon Glaze

  • In a small sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter.
  • Whisk in lemon juice.
  • Slowly whisk in sifted powdered sugar until combined and sugar is dissolved.
  • With a spoon, drizzle glaze over muffins and allow to cool before serving.


*If the powdered sugar is not sifted you may end up with clumps that do not dissolve completely.


Serving: 1grams
Author: Amanda


  1. Poppyseed muffins are some of my kids favorite. I usually buy them from the store, but it’s always better from scratch. Plus, I can try to use the lemons from our lemon tree. It’s the first year we have lemons!

  2. These muffins look amazing! I’ll be featuring them in my Lemon Dessert Recipes this Sunday at the Merry Monday Party Sunday at 6 pm pst. See you at the party!

  3. Scheduled to pin and share on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page! Love the lemon glaze on these yummy muffins, Amanda. Thank you for sharing them, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Love lemon poppyseed, and the glaze looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party on any of your posts.

  5. I just made these and they are absolutely delicious! I’ve never made muffins from scratch before so I was a little nervous but they were easy and came out beautifully!

  6. How wonderfull these muffins look!!
    My family loves lemon desserts and pastires, but I’ve never made lemon&poppy
    You’ve just given me an idea.

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