Strawberry lemon poppy seed muffins

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Light and fluffy strawberry lemon poppy seed muffins with a honey glaze are wonderfully moist, soft, and delicately sweet. They burst in your mouth full of fresh taste.

Why you'll love this recipe

  • Incredibly soft and fluffy, but sturdy enough to pick up and eat with your hands (more muffin like than cake)
  • Easy to prepare with basic kitchen staples and no fancy equipment or ingredients
  • Optionally dipped in honey for a beautiful glaze
  • Perfect for sunny mornings with a hot cup of tea or coffee
close up 45 degree angle shot of strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins with bite taken out of strawberry. Served on a silver platter

Ingredients in strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins + possible substitutions

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  • All purpose flour.
  • Poppy Seeds.
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder.
  • Salt.
  • Sugar. I used granulated sugar in these muffins. Feel free to sub with (½ the amount) of monk fruit sweetener, coconut, or brown if you prefer.
  • Butter: I used unsalted butter.
  • Eggs:
  • Greek yogurt: Use your favorite yogurt– I used plain oikos greek yogurt. If you have lemon, strawberry or honey flavored greek yogurt, feel free to use that as well!
  • Milk: Any liquid milk will work just fine in this recipe!
  • Lemon Juice: I used and love fresh squeezed!
  • Lemon Zest
  • Fresh strawberries: Use fresh berries for these muffins. Frozen berries may contain too much moisture, leaving them too moist. No one wants a soggy muffin!
  • Honey: for optional honey glaze. Feel free to omit.

How to make strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins

First you'll need to preheat your oven, line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and set aside.

Make the muffins:

In a large bowl, toss the flour, poppy seeds, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. (dry ingredients) Set aside.

 

overhead shot of dry ingredients in strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins in process shot

In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or just a good old hand mixer - beat the butter and sugar on high speed until soft and creamy, this takes about 1 minute with electric mixer and 4 minutes by hand.

 

overhead process shot of making strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins - creaming ingredients

Add the eggs, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, milk and vanilla extract. (wet ingredients) Mix on medium until well combined and creamy.

 

overhead process shot of adding wet ingredients to strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low, until ingredients are well combined.

 

overhead process shot making strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins, large bowl with whisk - mixing dry and wet ingredients

Fold in the strawberries with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.

 

overhead process shot folding strawberries into muffin batter
overhead process shot of strawberry lemon poppyseed muffin strawberry and lemon zest folded into batter

Spoon the batter into each cup or liner, filling each all the way to the top. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425°F (218°C) then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C).

Bake for an additional 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin pan, then transfer to a wire rack and drizzle with glaze.

 

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overhead shot of strawberry lemon poppyseed muffin fully baked with a honey glaze

Frequently asked questions about this recipe:

Can I freeze these muffins?

Yes. These muffins can be frozen for up to three months.

Can I make the batter ahead of time?

You can make the batter the night before you plan to make muffins.

How should I store the baked muffins?

Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

The honey glaze:

For the glaze: Heat honey on medium until it bubbles. Immediately remove from heat. Gently dip the tops of muffins in.

I wanted to do something different than your average lemon + powdered sugar glaze. Because I adore honey + fresh berries, I heated up some of our honey until it was bubbling, and carefully dipped the tops into it. When it cooled (after about an hour chill time) it slightly hardened enough to leave it less sticky, and cut the tartness of the lemon while adding some additional sweetness and a beautiful shine. And if you're feeling really fancy, try it with our flower infused honey or this whipped lemon honey.

close up 45 degree angle shot showing strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins, on a white doily, with a bite taken out of it and a strawberry on top

Strawberry lemon poppyseed muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Light and fluffy strawberry lemon poppy seed muffins with a honey glaze are wonderfully soft, delicately sweet, full of flavor, and bursting with fresh vibrant berries, fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest, and poppyseeds. They are the perfect balance of sweet and tart, and are a warm welcome to lighter, spring fare.

Ingredients

  • 1 and ½ cups (180g) all purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (115g) unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (100g) Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) fresh lemon juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 and ½ cups (250g) fresh strawberries
  • optional: ¼ cup of honey

Instructions

    Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C).Line a muffin tray with cupcake liners and set aside.


    Make the muffins:

    In a large bowl, toss the flour, poppy seeds, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together. (dry ingredients) Set aside.


    In a large bowl using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or just a good old hand mixer - beat the butter and sugar on high speed until soft and creamy, this takes about 1 minute with electric mixer and 4 minutes by hand.

    Add the eggs, yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, milk and vanilla extract. (wet ingredients) Mix on medium until well combined and creamy.


    Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix on low, until ingredients are well combined.

    Fold in the strawberries with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula.


    Spoon the batter into each cup or liner, filling each all the way to the top. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 425°F (218°C) then, keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce the oven temperature to 350°F (177°C).

    Bake for an additional 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes in the muffin pan, then transfer to a wire rack and drizzle with glaze.


    For the glaze: Heat honey on medium until it bubbles. Immediately remove from heat. Gently dip the tops of muffins in.

Notes

Can I freeze these muffins?

Yes. These muffins can be frozen for up to three months.

Can I make the batter ahead of time?

You can make the batter the night before you plan to make muffins.

How should I store the baked muffins?

Store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 73Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCarbohydrates 12gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 2g

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4 Comments

  1. 3.2.21
    Nive said:

    Loving the sound of strawberries and lemon together ?

  2. 3.2.21
    Freya said:

    I like the idea of the sticky glaze rather than thick icing which can be too sugary! They look wonderful!

  3. 3.3.21
    Hanaa said:

    love the idea of adding strawberry!!

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