Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are bright and cheery little muffins filled with lemon flavor and topped with a lemon drizzle! They're great for a little breakfast treat or a brunch addition.

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

The flavors of Lemon Poppy Seed is such a bright and cheery combination, and with spring coming up I've been craving all things lemon! I love mini muffins so these Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins were such a fun little treat.

I made these muffins for my family to have at breakfast throughout the week, alongside some scrambled eggs. It was a fun addition to our breakfast menu (typically we have boring toast!) and I can't wait to make them again. We also had them as an afternoon snack and post-dinner treat! These mini muffins are super versatile. And since they're mini, there are a lot of them so they seemed to stretch longer than regular sized muffins.

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Ingredients in Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  • Sugar
  • Lemon Zest
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Juice
  • Baking Powder
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • All-Purpose Flour
Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Mini Muffins Questions

What flavor does poppy seeds have?

Poppy seeds add a slightly nutty flavor along with some great texture to these muffins.

Can these be made into regular sized muffins?

Yes! Actually I have a very similar (and OLD!) recipe on my site for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. I would bake these for 18-20 minutes if you make them regular sized muffins.

When should I serve lemon mini muffins?

These Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are great for breakfast alongside some scrambled eggs and bacon. They would also be a delicious sweet treat for brunch, served alongside a quiche or egg casserole.

Can regular yogurt be used instead of Greek yogurt?

Regular plain yogurt has a higher liquid content, as Greek yogurt has been strained. I think it would still work, it just might require a couple more minutes of baking time.

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Mini Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

These lemon poppy seed muffins are light and bright and perfect for a spring breakfast treat!
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Course: Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 24 mini muffins
Calories: 105kcal


  • cup granulated sugar
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat together the sugar, lemon zest, and butter until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt, vanilla, and lemon juice, beating until combined.
  • Add the baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and mix to combine.
  • Fold in the flour and poppy seeds, mixing until just combined. Don't overmix.
  • Divide the batter between the muffin cups.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12-14 minutes. The tops should be domed and edges slightly golden.
  • Let them cool.
  • To make the glaze, combine the powdered sugar and lemon juice.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the muffins.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 113mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg
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