Delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

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baked lemon poppy muffins

If you’re a lemon fan, you will love this lemon poppy seed muffin recipe.  The flavor of the lemon combined with the poppy seeds, makes this a tasty muffin.  Nothing beats a nice warm and flavorful muffin.

Makes 12 muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

Perfect to give you a zip in your morning, snack in the middle of the day. I love them with a glass of milk and a little pat of butter. If you have a few left over, you can warm them up every morning and eat them warm.  So delicious and one of the guys in the houses favorites for me to make.

Deliciously lemony lemon poppy seed muffins. Get your bake on with this lemon poppy seed muffin recipe!|


1 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
2 eggs
1 stick softened butter
2/3 cups sugar
Zest from 1 large lemon
juice from 1 large lemon (about 3-4 Tablespoons)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

scooping muffin batter


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and poppy seeds together and set aside.
Add the butter and sugar and mix and add the eggs
Add the zest, lemon juice, vanilla and sour cream.
Once thoroughly mixed, add the flour mixture a little at a time.
Mix thoroughly.
Add into muffin tin, sprayed with non-stick spray (or use cupcake liners).
Bake for 25-35 minutes until toothpick is clean when you check.

muffin batter in tins

Muffin Tips:

  • Instead of 3 Tablespoons, add 1/4 cup (1 Tablespoon more) of lemon juice and more zest for strong lemon flavor
  • The butter needs to be soft or it will melt while baking and pool
  • Use cupcake liners to reduce mess on your tin
  • You can use fresh lemon juice or lemon juice from a bottle, your choice
  • Use an ice cream scoop to evenly portion the muffin batter
  • Large lemons give more zest and juice.  Use 2 if you have smaller lemons
  • Try our other muffin recipes

If you're a lemon fan, you will love this easy lemon poppy seed muffin recipe. Soft and warm and full of lemony flavor

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  1. I’ve never tried Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins! I think I need to 🙂 They sound delish, I’m pinning this recipe for reference! Thank you for participating in our #PinUP Pin Party… hope to see you again, there’s a new one every week!

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