Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Little Gems of yummy-ness. Next time I make these, I will probably add some additional lemon and sugar, as I like a strong lemon flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix Flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and poppy seeds, set aside.
  3. In a seperate bowl, mix egg, milk, cooking oil, after mixing add lemon juice.
  4. Mix liquids into the dry ingredients.
  5. put into muffin tins, either well greased and floured or with muffin papers.
  6. sprinkle tops of muffins generously with sugar (do not mix it, this will form the crunchy top).
  7. bake 10 - 15 minutes until golden brown.
Most Helpful

This a good recipe but it does need more lemon flavor! I used 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and the zest of 1 lemon but would suggest adding the zest of 2 lemons and using fresh squeezed lemon juice which seems to be more potent. The muffins were a good consistency and the sugar on top was just right.

sageabooks February 12, 2016

I found this recipe while I was trying to figure out what to do with 3 lbs of frozen mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries,and raspberries) that I had accidentally thawed. I left out the poppyseeds, added a tiny bit more lemon, and spooned the muffin tins half full with batter. I added a layer of fruit, then a layer of batter on top. Sprinkled with sugar and baked. They took longer than the suggested baking time in the recipe but the results were excellent! I also like the fact that this recipe is lower in fat than many other muffin recipes.

Country_Wife July 17, 2010

I thought this was a good recipe... I did add extra lemon juice & zest. I also went light on the sugar on top. Will make again!

A Chicken April 01, 2010