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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins in a muffin tin with lemons as a garnish

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

April King
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are tender and moist, and loaded with fresh lemon flavor. If you are looking for a homemade breakfast recipe, these muffins are a quick and easy brunch or breakfast recipe the whole family will love.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 189 kcal


  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cups sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds


  • Preheat oven to 425F and line a 12 count muffin pan with liners, or spray with cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat softened butter on high until it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Add sugar and continue to beat until well combined.
  • Add eggs, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Mix until combined.
  • Next, add flour, salt, baking powder, baking powder, and poppy seeds. Mix with a hand mixer until just combined.
  • Spoon batter into a prepared muffin pan, filling each well 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 425F, then lower oven temperature to 350F and bake for 10-11 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool before serving.


Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on Modernmealmakeover.com should only be used as a general guideline.


Calories: 189kcalCarbohydrates: 25.2gProtein: 3.2gFat: 8gCholesterol: 45.6mgSodium: 200mgPotassium: 10.3mgSugar: 13.6gVitamin A: 6.4IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 2.3mgIron: 0.7mg
Keyword lemon muffins, Lemon poppy seed muffins, poppy seed muffins
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