Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Recipe – Best Ever!

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These lemon poppyseed muffins are big and moist and full of lemon flavor! They taste and smell amazing!

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Recipe

OMG I’m addicted to these lemon poppyseed muffins! It is dangerous to leave me and these muffins in the house all day :)

Easy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Their lemon smell is intoxicating!  Once you smell them, you’ll absolutely NEED to sink your teeth into these moist lemony muffins!

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Those poppyseeds are irresistible! I love poppyseeds, and this recipe uses a whole two tablespoons of them! You can taste the poppyseeds in every bite!

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These lemon poppyseed muffins are very easy to make.  It is a one-bowl recipe – just mix all ingredients in one bowl, then pour in a muffin tin and bake!

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Making homemade muffins doesn’t get any easier than that!

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This easy lemon poppyseed muffins recipe uses very simple common ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, eggs, yogurt, fresh lemon juice and fresh lemon zest.

Best Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Don’t skip the lemon zest as it really gives off a lot of lemon flavor!  Zesting a lemon is super easy with my unique method – see my guide on how to zest a lemon.

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You can make the lemon taste in these muffins even stronger by adding 1 teaspoon of lemon extract in addition to fresh lemon juice.  Lemon extract is more concentrated and adds an extra punch of lemon taste!

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Also, if you’d like the lemon poppyseed muffins to be as yellow as the ones on my pictures, add the yellow food coloring.  This is totally optional – the muffins taste the same regardless of how yellow they are :)  The bright yellow color is just for the presentation!

How To Make Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

If you are a lemon lover and a poppyseed lover, you absolutely need this recipe! I made many lemon poppyseed muffins, and this recipe is the best ever!

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Yummy yum yum!

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Lemon Poppyseed Muffins - Best Ever!

These lemon poppyseed muffins are so big, moist and full of lemon flavor! Just like the ones from a bakery! This is the only recipe for lemon poppyseed muffins you'll ever need!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings


  • 2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp poppyseeds
  • 1 stick 8 tbsp butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp lemon extract optional
  • 1 tsp yellow food coloring optional


  • Preheat the oven to 375F and line a muffin tin with paper baking cups (or spray with non-stick cooking spray).
  • Put butter and sugar in a large bowl and mix with a mixer until combined. Add eggs and mix until combined. Add lemon juice and lemon zest and mix until combined. Add the lemon extract and yellow food coloring (if using) and mix until combined.
  • Add 1 cup of the flour and mix until combined.
  • Add yogurt and mix until combined.
  • Add the remaining 1 1/3 cup flour, baking powder, baking soda and poppyseeds and mix until combined.
  • Distribute the mixture between 12 muffin cups (the muffin cups will be full).
  • Put the lemon poppyseed muffins in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
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