Healthier Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

lemon poppyseed muffins with streusel topping in a muffin tin.

Healthier lemon poppy seed muffins are just the way to start your day! Moist, tender, and citrusy with a buttery almond streusel topping taste delicious and are made with healthier ingredients like Greek yogurt and whole grain flour.



For the muffins

For the streusel topping


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line a standard muffin tin with liners, or spray generously with oil.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flours, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, salt and lemon zest. Whisk to combine.
  3. In another bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk, yogurt, oil, lemon juice, almond extract and lemon extract until smooth.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and gently fold in with a spatula until the batter is just moistened and blended. It may be a bit lumpy, that’s okay.
  5. Scoop batter into prepared muffin tin. Fill the cups 2/3 of the way full.
  6. In another small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the streusel topping.
  7. Sprinkle topping evenly over the muffin batter.
  8. Bake muffins 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool in the muffin tin for 5 minutes before removing muffins to a cooling rack.


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