Making Homemade Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from scratch is as easy as 1-2-3 with these step by step directions. I personally love the Lemon Zest added throughout this recipe which gives these muffins a delicious taste.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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We’ve all had a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin. They are sold everywhere. But making them at home is so quick and easy that you will never purchase a store bought muffin again, I promise.

Adding Lemon Zest to the muffin batter makes a world of difference. The tart zesty flavor that it adds is ah-ma-zing and when paired with the tart lemon glaze you will love love this recipe.

I love how simple this recipe is to throw together. It’s a great recipe to make with the kids and help them become more familiar in the kitchen. It’s very forgiving and you will have beautiful and delicious Lemon Muffins.

How to make Zucchini Muffins

This is a nice small from scratch recipe. By that I mean it will make 6 Jumbo Muffins, 12 Regular-sized muffins, or about 24 mini muffins. One pan to bake and you are done. Of course, you can double this batch with no problem.

Muffin Tin SizeBaking Times
Mini Muffins9-12 Minutes
Regular Muffins15-18 Minutes
Jumbo Muffins20-24 Minutes

Baking times vary depending on size of muffin pans used but the temperature will all stay the same. Make sure to Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. Fill muffin tins 1/2 way full.

Step 1: In a large bowl combine dry ingredients (All-Purpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Poppy Seeds, and Lemon Zest) and mix together with a spoon.

Step 2: Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add Egg, Milk, Vegetable Oil, and Lemon Juice.

Step 3: Use a Fork or Spoon and mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients just until combined. Do not over-mix.

Step 4: Spray Muffin Tins with Cooking Spray or use Paper Baking Liner and fill 1/2 way full

Step 5: Bake for allotted time. Allow Muffins to cool before serving.

Step 6: (Optional Glaze) In a bowl combine 1 1/2 cups Powdered Sugar, 2 Tbls Lemon Juice, and 1 Tbl Lemon Zest.

Step 7: Drizzle Glaze over warm muffins

My Favorite Muffin Supplies

I love my Muffin Pans and liners, I’ve linked my pans and supplies below from Amazon. (Affiliate Link)

Now that I’ve helped you with Step by Step directions and let you in on my favorite supplies used how about I share with you some of my favorite muffin recipes that go along nicely with Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins? You will want to make them all, oh they are good!

Try These Recipes Too!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

    Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins have Lemon Zest throughout and they are so fresh, zesty, and delicious. Top with a Lemon Glaze or enjoy without, you decide!
    Prep Time5 mins
    Cook Time22 mins
    Course: Breakfast
    Cuisine: American
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 354kcal


    • 1 1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
    • 3/4 Cup Sugar Dixie Crystals Sugar
    • 2 tsp Baking Powder
    • 1/2 tsp Salt
    • 1 Tbl Poppy Seeds
    • 1 Tbl Lemon Zest
    • 2 Tbl Lemon Juice
    • 1 Egg
    • 1/2 Cup Milk
    • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil

    Lemon Glaze

    • 1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
    • 1 Tbl Lemon Zest
    • 2 Tbl Lemon Juice
    • 2 Tbl Butter Softened


    • Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees
    • In a bowl combine dry ingredients and mix. (Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, Salt, Poppy Seeds and Lemon Zest)
    • Add Milk, Vegetable Oil, Egg, and Lemon Juice to dry ingredients
    • With a spoon, mix ingredients together until just combined. Do Not Overmix
    • Spray Muffin Tin or use paper liners. Recipe will make 6 Jumbo Muffins, 12 Regular Muffins, or about 24 Mini Muffins
    • Fill muffin tins 1/2 way full.
    • Bake Jumbo Muffins: 20-24 Mins
      Regular Muffins: 15-18 Mins
      Mini Muffins: 9-12 Minutes

    Lemon Glaze (Optional)

    • In a separate bowl combine combine softened butter, powdered sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice.
    • Using a spoon, mix ingredients until combined
    • Drizzle over warm muffins and allow to cool.


    Muffin Tin Size Baking Times
    Mini Muffins 9-12 Minutes
    Regular Muffins 15-18 Minutes
    Jumbo Muffins 20-24 Minutes


    Serving: 6g | Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 2mg
    Did you make this recipe?Mention @devourdinner or tag us #devourdinner!
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