Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins With Yogurt

These lemon poppy seed muffins are made with poppy seed, sugar, butter, eggs, plain yogurt, and shredded lemon peel. Yogurt in the batter keeps this quick and easy muffin recipe moist.

A good traditional choice and loved by most everyone. They add a nice variety to a brunch table because they have a bit of texture to them from the poppy seeds.

Quick and easy to make, these wonderfully moist and flavorful muffins are the perfect food for a breakfast or brunch.

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This is one of my favorite recipes as I like the tiny crunch of the seeds when you bite into one of them. I know they have a bad reputation due to employment testing, but if you are comfortable with it, they are really good.

Plain yogurt and shredded lemon peel gives these muffins a signature tang.

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Muffins will re-heat well in the microwave so you can always serve fresh hot muffins to your family and friends. This recipe makes 18 muffins. You can also freeze a few if the recipe makes too many.

Breakfast and Brunch Serving Ideas:

Serve them warm with whipped strawberry butter or cream cheese spread. Serve with fresh fruit or a breakfast smoothie.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon poppy seed muffins are made with poppy seed, sugar, butter, eggs, plain yogurt, and shredded lemon peel. Yogurt in the batter keeps this quick and easy muffin recipe moist.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon poppy seed muffins
Servings: 18
Author: Laura Warnke


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon poppy seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1 cup plain yogurt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease 18 muffin cups with cooking spray or line muffin tins with paper baking cups.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine the flour, poppy seed, salt, and baking soda. Set the mixture aside.
  • In a large mixer bowl, beat sugar and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed till fully.
  • Beat in eggs, vanilla and lemon peel.
  • Add the flour mixture and yogurt alternately to the beaten mixture, beating just until combined.
  • Fill the muffin cups or tins two thirds full.
  • Sprinkle the muffins with additional sugar on the top to add a special sparkle.
  • Bake in your oven for about 20 minutes or until the muffin is golden brown.


Makes 18 Muffins.

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