These delicious Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or snacks. Tender and slightly sweet muffins topped with a tart lemon glaze!
When life gives you lemons, make these Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.
I’ve always been a muffin lover… a carb lover, really. My life has just always been that way, being a competitive swimmer. I remember sitting at swim meets growing up just chowing down on bagels with cream cheese and lemon poppy seed muffins. True story. That was literally my swim meet diet. Maybe three bagels and at least one muffin.
For those of you who are thinking… No, I didn’t sink to the bottom of the pool. Call me a carb addict, but I always swam well on them. Bagels and muffins for the win.
Back to these muffins. Lemon poppy seed muffins have always been one of my favorite muffin flavors. I love the slight lemon flavor and the crunch of the poppy seeds. I’m also into all things lemon right now, since spring has finally decided to make an appearance!
These muffins are perfectly tender and moist, thanks to a combination of oil and plain yogurt. I love adding yogurt to my baked goods, and find that the gluten free flour blend I use really benefits from it. They also have a slight citrus taste, but get that burst of lemon flavor from an easy and tart lemon glaze.
This recipe makes exactly 12 gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins. They rise well, but don’t always have that perfect muffin dome on top. Don’t worry, they still taste absolutely delicious! If you’d like taller muffins, simply fill the liners all the way full… you might end up with around 10 muffins instead of 12.
To store these muffins… they are best the day you make them, but they can stay a few days at room temperature or in the refrigerator if in an airtight container. Making a large batch to store for later? Simply wrap each muffin in some plastic wrap and store in a freezer bag in your freezer until ready to use. Frozen muffins are good for up to 3 months.
Next time you have a family brunch… or maybe a swim meet…. make these gluten free lemon poppy seed muffins! They will be gone before you know it.
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