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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are made with Greek yogurt and have a sweet lemon glaze.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Course Baking, Breakfast, Muffins
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 255 kcal


  • cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest or zest of a whole lemon
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice or juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
  • Zest one lemon into the sugar and stir to combine. Melt the butter and let cool slightly.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, Greek yogurt, eggs, lemon juice and vanilla. Whisk in the sugar until combined.
  • In a large bowl, combine the all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry until just combined, folding in the poppy seeds.
  • Divide the batter into the prepared muffin pan, filling each about ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake for 5 minutes, then reduce the oven temperature to 375 and bake for 12-16 minutes more, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.
  • Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool.
  • While muffins are cooling, whisk powdered sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl.
  • Pour lemon glaze over the muffins.


Store muffins in an air-tight container for 3-4 days. If your glaze is too thin, add additional powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. 


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 5gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 268mgPotassium: 49mgFiber: 1gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 289IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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