Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

How To Make Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Poppy seed muffins are made of creamy and citrus-infused batter plus a punch of vanilla extract for extra goodness. Great for parties and the holidays.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 18 minutes
Total: 28 minutes



  • 2⅓cupsall purpose flour,(292 grams), spoon & leveled
  • ¾cupgranulated sugar,(150 grams)
  • 3tbsppoppy seeds
  • 2tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspbaking soda
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½cupsalted butter,(115 grams), melted
  • 7tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1tsplemon zest
  • ¼cupfresh orange juice,about 1 medium orange
  • 1tsporange zest
  • 2large eggs,at room temperature
  • ½cupgreek yogurt,(120 grams), at room temperature, non fat or low fat, or regular yogurt
  • ¼cupmilk,(60 milliliter), at room temperature
  • 1tsppure vanilla extract
  • coarse sugar,for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C). Spray 12-count muffin pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, granulated sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together until thoroughly mixed. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter, lemon juice, lemon zest, orange juice, and orange zest together until combined.

  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, whisking after each addition. Whisk in the yogurt, milk, and vanilla.

  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and gently mix together until no pockets of flour remain. Do not over-mix. The batter is thick.

  6. Spoon the thick batter into the muffin tins, filling them all the way to the top. Sprinkle each with coarse sugar. Bake for 5 minutes at 425 degrees F (218 degrees C).

  7. Keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and continue to bake for 10 to 13 minutes longer until tops are lightly golden.

  8. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Top with additional lemon and/or orange zest if desired.


  • Calories: 251.76kcal
  • Fat: 10.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.49g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.19g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.89g
  • Fiber: 1.16g
  • Sugar: 15.08g
  • Protein: 5.14g
  • Cholesterol: 53.44mg
  • Sodium: 210.61mg
  • Calcium: 114.21mg
  • Potassium: 83.26mg
  • Iron: 1.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 80.92µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.49mg
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