Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Since we are having a heat wave this week, I am sharing these lemon poppy seed muffins with you because poppy seed anything sings Spring to me. Right? Especially when there are lemons involved; lemon zest and lemon juice!
These lemon poppy seed muffins are actually not new around here, they have been popular since I first shared them two years ago. I am not surprised since these are always on my breakfast rotation. I had to revisit them again now that I am breastfeeding a baby that’s lactose intolerant. I’ve been slowly converting some of my favorite recipes to dairy free alternatives. These muffins got a makeover but remained just as moist and delicious.
I substituted the Greek yogurt of the previous recipe with Silk’s Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative which is rich and creamy good. I’ve been using Silk’s products since the dairy-free journey and I was hooked on their yogurt alternative pretty early. Now, I am not found without the strawberry, peach or mango flavors. Have you tried them? They are great alongside my morning granola but also in baked goods. I used them in these skinny zucchini carrot muffins a few weeks ago. Obviously, they make really moist muffins!
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I hope you try these lemon poppy seed muffins this Spring.
Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
- ⅔ cup granulated sugar
- Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup yogurt
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup unsalted butter, melted, browned and cooled
- 1 tablespoons poppy seeds
For Lemon Glaze:
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter or line 12 regular sized muffin tins.
- In a large bowl, rub sugar and lemon zest together until fragrant. Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the yogurt, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and melted butter.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and gently stir with a rubber spatula to blend. Do not over mix.The batter will be thick, that's ok. Fold in the poppy seeds and divide batter evenly into muffin cups.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes before removing from muffin tin.
- To make lemon glaze, mix the powdered sugar and lemon juice together until pourable. Drizzle glaze over warm muffins.
- Store airtight at room temperature.
If you are actually making this recipe, here are some comments from Pinterest who have actually made this recipe and LOVED it: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/516928863450300331/activity/tried
I have a question!!!! In the ingredients it says Greek yogurt and the directions it mentions cream cheese… what are we supposed to use?? I’m making them for my foods class tomorrow so a quick response would be amazing!! Thank you!!
oops I meant that you said sour cream not cream cheese!
Sorry about the typo Jocelyn but it’s Greek yogurt. Hope you enjoy them!
Hi! I would like to make these for my babe – but he has a milk protein allergy What could I sub for Greek yogurt??
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Yum! I definitely have to try this! Thanks for the recipe!
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Those muffin look so moist! 🙂 I’d devour them! Lemon poppyseed is one of my favorite muffin flavors! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers!
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Lemon poppy seed muffins are a classic! And classics are always a good thing 😉
Yummy! This type of muffin is one of my favorite types!
I will be traveling to the FL Keys at the end of this month and in August, I’ll be going up to Atlanta but that will be for work. Have fun on your vacations!
Stopping by from Whimsy Wednesday. Have a great week!
Julie @ This Gal Cooks
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Julie, thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy FL keys. We almost went there for our honeymoon and is still on our vacation list.
Lemon poppyseed muffins are a favorite of mine. Love them! And these look amazing.
Thanks for stopping by Sally 🙂
I was just thinking that I needed to make something with lemon and poppy seed! These are gorgeous!
there is just something about a muffin that makes me happy! thinking I need to make some very soon!
It must be the poppyseeds..they always make me happy!
These look good. Came from Plucky’s Second thoughts. Following on Facebook.
Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
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These look delicious! I’m a big fan of lemon poppyseed anything!
I wasn’t but after these muffins, I’m ready to explore more!