Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

If I bake something in muffin form I can almost guarantee that my children will enjoy it. Such was the case with these lemon poppyseed muffins! Such a hit! And, I loved them too … like three muffins in one morning kind of love!

When it comes to sweets I’m the mom who goes a little scant on sugar and finds a way to up the protein. Playing with recipes is a hobby of mine and finally these muffins have arrived at their perfected ratios. I hope you and your crew will enjoy them too. The lemon is a fresh burst of flavor and the glaze practically makes them a morning cupcake 🙂



  • 3 cups white flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice – fresh if possible
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • Optional Glaze: 1/4 cup sugar + 1/4 cup lemon juice, turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw) for sprinkling on top


Heat oven to 375 degrees and line a regular size muffin tin with liners.

Whisk all dry ingredients together – flour through baking soda.

In a KitchenAid or separate mixing bowl with hand mixer, combine cottage cheese, milk, lemon juice, eggs, and butter. Pour into dry ingredients and fold together with a spatula.

Dollop muffin batter into muffin liners filling 3/4 full. Bake for 25 minutes or until the top of each muffin rises to a dome and looks golden brown.

If you opt to add glaze to the top – totally optional – while the muffins bake, simmer the sugar and lemon juice together on the stove to make a lemon syrup. When muffins come out of the oven use a pastry brush to coat the top of each muffin and while still warm, sprinkle turbinado sugar.

Allow to cool before serving.

Gretchen hails from the beautiful Pacific Northwest along with her husband and two young children. Before transitioning to life as a stay at home mom, Gretchen worked in sales and marketing while earning her Masters in Management and Organizational Leadership. Now her days are focused on managing meal plans and nap times while organizing her sewing stash and children's toy bins. My oh my, how life changes in the blink of an eye! Gretchen writes frequently about natural parenting, becoming more environmentally conscience, her affinity for thrifted treasures, and hopes of making it out of yoga pants each day on her blog That Mama Gretchen (www.thatmamagretchen.com).


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