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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Bursting with poppy seeds, these luscious muffins from Donna Gonda of North Canton, Ohio are filled and drizzled with lots of lemony flavor. They’re great with coffee or tea and couldn’t be much easier to whip up. TIP: For a special after-school treat, Donna bakes them in mini muffin pans and serves with hot chocolate.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • In a large bowl, combine the baking mix, dry pudding mix, poppy seeds and lemon zest. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  • Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; drizzle over warm muffins. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 220 calories, 10g fat (2g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • PatWTS
    May 17, 2018

    I really don't care for recipes in a wonderful magazine like Taste of Home that uses things like biscuit mix and instant pudding mix. It seems like adding too many imitation flavors and textures. I sometimes use quick mix recipes but would really rather see those in a quick cooking magazine. Sorry :-( I really am not a food snob!

  • katlaydee3
    Apr 24, 2017

    Delicious! I loved these!

  • AlabasterShelf
    Mar 22, 2013

    No comment left

  • STE01001
    Apr 9, 2012

    I'm wondering if the people who wrote negative reviews left off the glaze? I made this as written and it BURST with lemon flavor - but mostly from the glaze I think. We loved these. They came out perfect and were super easy. A new Easter tradition was born.

  • kleescraga
    Nov 12, 2011

    Husband raved over this recipe. I'll need to keep lemon pudding on hand.

  • Bettster
    May 28, 2011

    I made these into mini muffins for our women's group at church & they were a big hit! I even made half of them using gluten free biscuit mix and they were also very good. Although the muffins aren't very lemony flavored, the glaze (which I made thinner & dipped the muffins in) made them so good!

  • sazirkle
    Apr 6, 2011

    I make these on a regular basis--my family loves them.

  • Steinbachchef
    Dec 16, 2010

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  • tarilyn
    Apr 21, 2010

    I wouldn't even make this recipe once! Bisquick and pudding mix- come on! Can't you come up with a recipe from scratch without all that artificial stuff? I'm sure I could search on your site for a better choice.

  • brennhofer
    Apr 19, 2010

    WAY TOO DRY and NO FLAVOR.....I'd rather use a box mix.