Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


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Today is the day!!! We are having an online baby shower for the most darling pregnant lady I know, Caroline from Chocolate & Carrots!! Seriously, are you following her on instagram? She is so stinking talented, sweet and darling! Make sure you scroll down to see what everyone brought. Caroline has been craving citrus so we wanted to really hit that craving for her, like these lemon poppy seed muffins! Enjoy!


We made these lemon poppy seed muffins a few weeks ago for a breakfast with our church. I knew it was a busy week and wasn’t up for contributing much so I only signed up for jam. I figured it’s homemade so it was still yummy, but I didn’t have to actually do anything other than remove it from the freezer. This was until my husband mentioned the night before the breakfast that he had signed us up for muffins. (We now have a wonderful little agreement called, “honey, you don’t sign up for anything. I’ll sign up if I decide we are going to bring something”.)


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I sat down with him to decide on a muffin recipe, but we both concluded we wanted to try something new so we decided on Lemon Poppy Seed with a light glaze.


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These lemon poppy seed muffins turned out wonderful. I will totally make them again.


Will Poppy Seeds Cause a Positive Drug Test?

In most cases, consumption of poppy seeds in foods will not cause a positive drug test.

However, it could be possible, depending on the amount eaten, and it is impossible to determine how long morphine or morphine metabolites from poppy seeds will stay in your system.


How Long Will Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Keep?

Muffins will stay fresh in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days or in the refrigerator up to one week.

Muffins can be frozen for up to 2 months.


Can You Make Muffins Without the Paper Liners?

As long as you grease the baking pans, you can bake excellent muffins or cupcakes and remove them safely from

pans without using baking liners.


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: 300 + Back to School Recipes Every Kid Loves
Keyword: bread, breakfast, lemon, muffin, poppy seed
Servings: 1 recipe
Calories: 3308kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


For the Muffins

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • grated zest and juice of 1 lemon about just under 1/4 cup
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 3/4 cup sour cream I used light sour cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 stick unsalted butter melted and cooled

For the Icing

  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In large bowl, rub sugar and lemon zest together with your fingertips until the sugar is moist and the fragrance of lemon is strong.
  • Whisk in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and poppy seeds.
  • In another bowl, whisk the sour cream, eggs, vanilla, lemon juice and melted butter together until well blended.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently stir to blend. Do not over stir!
  • Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups. (There apparently was a note to try adding a dollop of blueberry jam in the middle before baking, but I didn't have any so I didn't.)
  • Bake 18-20 minutes.
  • Transfer pan to a cooling rack.  Cool 5 minutes then remove from pan.
  • Cool completely, then glaze with icing.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 3308kcal | Carbohydrates: 465.1g | Protein: 46.9g | Cholesterol: 704.7mg | Fiber: 11.9g | Sugar: 259.9g
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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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31 comments on “Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”

  1. Can you give the yield for this recipe please?

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  3. I am just now reading this delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin recipe. 400 degree oven seems so hot, I am worried they will burn on the bottom before they are done in 20 minutes. I see the Carrot Cake Muffins bake at 375 degreees.

  4. I don’t see where the poppy seeds are added in the recipe. Also for the lemon juice, do we remove 2-3 TB lemon juice from the squeezed lemon, or get that from another lemon? Any guess how much lemon juice goes into the muffin? I got about 1/4 cup but not sure if I take out the juice for the glaze from this. Thanks

  5. Gotta love those boys and the things they sign us up for! Well, I suppose it’s always with a good intention and hey – at least you had an excuse to try these muffins! Lemon poppy seed is my favorite!

  6. These muffins look to die for, I am drooling over that glaze!

  7. Oh that dripping glaze is KILLING me! It looks divine! I have a bunch of meyer lemons, so I think these muffins needs to happen ASAP.

  8. Ha! Love that your hubby signed y’all up to bring muffins & mentions it the night before. Lol! These look amazing and that simple icing dripping down them looks to die for! LOVE!

  9. Beautiful muffins!! Love that glaze!!! 🙂

  10. You know I am digging the lemon in this!!! So gorgeous – wish we were partying in person!

  11. These look super delish. If a muffin has frosting, I’m in 😉

  12. These are so pretty! Love anything with lemon! xoxo

  13. That glaze is just calling to me… love how delicious these muffins look!

  14. Carrian! These are perfect in every way. I’m such a sucker for citrus and lemon poppyseed muffins are the epitome of citrus desserts in my book! Thank you so much for this baby shower. It was such a happy surprise to wake up to! You are amazing. P.S. I think that’s hilarious that your husband signed you up to make something. That’s totally something my husband would do to. 🙂 Thank you again for everything!

  15. That drippy glaze looks sooo good! I need to try sour cream in muffins. I always use Greek yogurt because it’s always around but sour cream sounds even better. 🙂

  16. I totally agree, these are great muffins! Glad you enjoyed them!

  17. I've made these before, they are tasty! We missed you on Friday, we should get together another time!

  18. These look so good with the icing dripping on the plate. I think I would want to lick the plate too!