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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The fresh lemon juice and lemon zest add such a brightness to these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Pregnancy is all it took to finally get me to start eating breakfast regularly again. Who would have thought?! It used to be egg sandwiches most of the time but now with John Grayson my mornings are generally not spent in the kitchen. So if I am not having a smoothie for breakfast it is nice to have a batch of these ready to go.

That is where these muffins come into the picture. I even froze a batch of cooked ones so I could easily thaw them out for mornings like today when JG does not want to be put down. I love muffins made from scratch. You can make so many different combinations. Next on my list – Cranberry Orange.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I actually wanted to make these when I was pregnant because I wanted to cook a meal every week that coincided with pregnancy. I would have been 4 weeks pregnant & he would have been the size of a poppy seed. But we all remember in my first trimester I did not even want to step foot in the kitchen. Luckily now it’s hard to keep me out of it.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


  • 1 cup sugar
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine sugar and lemon zest. Then whisk in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In another bowl, whisk together eggs, Greek yogurt, vanilla, butter and lemon juice.
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir in poppy seeds.
  • Spoon batter into paper muffin cups or lightly greased muffin pan about 3/4 way full.
  • Bake for 16-18 minutes or until toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  • Transfer to wire rack for a couple of minutes to cool then serve.

What is your generally your go to breakfast?

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Tuesday 19th of August 2014

[…] to help me out during that time. And to be honest I have done plenty of recipe testing this week on lemon poppy seed muffins, an olive oil lemon basil cake, and a few other things but sometimes simplicity is […]

Jessica @ Sweet Menu

Thursday 24th of July 2014

Oh I love lemon flavoured things - these look lovely!


Thursday 24th of July 2014

Thanks Jessica! I love lemon things too!


Saturday 19th of July 2014

Lemon poppyseed is my favorite muffin flavor! I usually have greek yogurt with peanut butter and honey for breakfast, but I would change up my routine for one of these!


Sunday 20th of July 2014

Yum I have never tried that combo!

Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes

Friday 18th of July 2014

Yum! I love lemon poppyseed muffins, especially with greek yogurt!


Sunday 20th of July 2014

The greek yogurt made them super moist!

Sophia @ NY Foodgasm

Wednesday 16th of July 2014

These sound soooo soooo good! I love lemon and poppyseeds classic combo!


Sunday 20th of July 2014

Thanks Sophia! I love the combo too except when the poppyseeds get stuck in my teeth haha

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