healthy lemon poppy seed muffins

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 12 muffins 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


These bakery-style lemon poppy seed muffins are seriously just the BEST. Soft and fluffy, sweet and tangy, they’re the perfect breakfast treat!



  • 1 3/4 cup Spelt flour (can sub regular flour, 11 gluten-free flour, or half whole-wheat & half regular)
  • 1/2 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  •  1 cup greek yogurt (can sub dairy-free yogurt)
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, melted and cooled.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a muffin pan.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix all the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into the muffin pan filling 3/4 of the way full.
  5. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Some brands of yogurts may be thicker than others. If yours is very thick, add 2-3 tbsp of milk or water to your batter if it having trouble incorporating.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 95mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 5g

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