Ultimate Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Ultimate Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins




Yield 2 dozen muffins

The ULTIMATE Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin loaded with lemon zest, juice, and extract and stuffed with a silky smooth pocket of lemon curd.



  1. Adjust and oven rack to the middle position; preheat oven to 375 degrees (F). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners; spray lightly with non-stick spray; set aside.
  2. Combine sugar and lemon zest in a large bowl; using your fingers rub the lemon zest into the sugar until well combined and fragrant. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into the bowl and mix well to combine.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl combine the milk, eggs, and lemon extract; whisk well until smooth and combined. Gently fold the liquid mixture into the dry mixture, stirring with a rubber spatula until just combined. Fold in melted butter, then quickly fold in lemon juice and poppy seeds.
  4. Scoop two tablespoon sized dollops of batter into the bottom of each cup, top with a teaspoon of lemon curd, then top with another 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of muffin batter.
  5. Bake until set in the center and golden brown; about 22 minutes.
  6. Allow muffins to cool in the pan 5 minutes, then serve or cool completely and store for later use.

Courses Breakfast

Cuisine Muffins

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1-2 muffins

Amount Per Serving

% Daily Value

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Baker by Nature at