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Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are bursting with lemon flavor and topped with a lemon glaze! These muffins make the best breakfast, snack or dessert!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, dessert, lemon poppy seed, muffins
Servings: 12 muffins


  • Muffin pan


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter; softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup full-fat vanilla Greek yogurt*

For the glaze

  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. milk


To make the lemon poppy seed muffins

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Beat butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium heat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in sugar and lemon zest and beat on high for 2 minutes- scraping down the sides as needed. Then, add in vanilla extract and lemon juice and mix until combined. Add eggs in one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk togethe the flour, poppy seeds, baking soda, baking powder, and salt until combined. Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture- scraping down the side of the bowl often. Add in Greek yogurt and mix until smooth and all ingredients are incorporated.
  • Let the batter sit for 10 minutes. Line a muffin standard size muffin pan with cupcake liners OR you can generously spray with non-stick cooking spray. Using a large ice cream scoop, divide the batter to fill 12 liners. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until tops are a light golden brown. Let muffins cool for at least 10 minutes.

To make the lemon glaze

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, lemon juice, and milk until smooth. Drizzle over each muffin and let set for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy!


  1. Sour cream may be substituted for Greek yogurt. 
  2. If you want to leave out the lemon glaze you can sprinkle the muffins with coarse sparkling sugar instead. 
  3. If the icing becomes watery, add more powered sugar.