Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

lemon poppy seed muffins from Cookin' Mimi
Lemon poppy seed muffins are my second favorite muffins of all time.  They also seem to be the hardest kind to find in the bakery department so I don’t get my fix as often as I’d like.

When I decided to try to make lemon poppy seed muffins at home most of the recipes I found called for a cake mix. Now if you’ve looked at my recipes you’ll see I have absolutely no problems making cakes with mixes but I just couldn’t make muffins using a cake mix.

So I decided to adapt my blueberry muffin recipe and have added directions for an optional glaze if the lemon flavor isn’t quite what you’d like.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 18 Muffins
Author Micha M


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 2 eggs beaten

For the optional glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease or line 18 muffin cups.
  2. Mix together the flours, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, lemon zest, and poppy seeds.
  3. In another bowl mix together buttermilk, eggs, oil, and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice.
  4. Pour wet ingredients into the flour mixture and stir until combined. Some lumps should remain but there should be no dry streaks.
  5. Pour quarter cupfuls of batter into the prepare muffin tins.
  6. Bake for 25-35 minutes.
  7. Cool and glaze if desired.

To make the glaze:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together the powdered sugar and enough lemon juice to make the glaze your desired consistency.
  2. Drizzle muffins with glaze.

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  1. Oh these look so good. I love lemon poppy seed! Great recipe! So happy to see you back blogging again!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Yummy! My boys love muffins!

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