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orange lemon poppy seed muffins on a wooden board with orange slices
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Orange Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Soft and moist orange lemon poppy seed muffins made with yogurt! Super delicious breakfast or dessert recipe ready in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Orange Lemon Muffins, Orange Muffins
Servings: 7 servings
Calories: 303kcal


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp  baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 4 tbsp softened unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp  vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • zest of 1 orange
  • juice of half an orange about 1 tbsp
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • juice of 1 lemon about 1 tbsp


  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • juice of one lemon about 2 tbsp


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla extract, unsalted butter, yogurt, sour cream, lemon zest, orange zest, lemon juice, orange juice, and sugar.
  • Add the flour, salt, baking soda, and poppy seeds.
  • Scoop the batter with an ice cream scoop into muffin tin, 3/4 cup full.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • To prepare the glaze, mix the lemon juice and powdered sugar until well combined.
  • Dip the cooled muffins into the glaze and garnish with fresh orange zest, if desired.



Do not over mix the batter and do not over bake the muffins.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 75mg | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.4mg