Lemon poppy seed muffins recipe

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Lemon poppy seed muffins
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  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories281 Kcal14%
Sugar23 g26%
Fat10.5 g15%
Saturated Fat2.9 g15%
Salt0.4 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein5.2 g10%
Carbohydrates42 g16%
Salt0.4 gRow 7 - Cell 2

The punchy lemon flavour, soft sponge, and crunchy poppyseeds work wonders together.

These lemon poppy seed muffins have a zingy citrus flavour from the lemon curd. Unlike our lemon muffins, these muffins are made with poppy seeds. Bake a batch of 12 in just 20 minutes. Ideal for bake sales, parties, or picnics.


  • 300g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 40g poppy seed
  • 300g lemon curd or lemon marmalade
  • 250ml milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 120g melted butter




  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Fan 180°C/Gas Mark 6. Line a muffin tray with 12 cases.
  2. In a bowl sift together the self-raising flour, baking powder and caster sugar. Mix through the poppy seeds.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the marmalade, milk and eggs and stir until well combined. Mix through the melted butter. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until just combined.
  4. Divide between the 12 cases. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until well risen and firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tips for making lemon poppy seed muffins

You could swap the lemon curd for orange marmalade instead to make orange flavoured muffins. You could also try lime curd or strawberry jam too for fruiter options.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies