Lately, Kenya has been going through a big muffin phase (or rather mommy has been going through a big testing spree making muffins and there’s not much else for Kenya to eat!). Growing up, my mother used to make us blueberry muffins for breakfast and I always remember them being warm, soft and delicious. A very comforting way to start the day. The only problem with most muffin recipes is that they’re loaded with sugar and some can be as heavy as hockey pucks.

These sweet lemon poppy seed muffins are so light and airy, you’ll want to sit around and eat them all day (as Kenya likes to demonstrate when I make them!) One more reason to love poppy seeds, aside from their flavor, is their extensive quantities of calcium and high percentage of protein. Who knew those little black seeds were so packed with nutrients?

These little morsels are the perfect treat for breakfast, lunch box snacks or even dessert!

We used these to make this recipe_


Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 2 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 Cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 Cup agave nectar
  • 3/4 Cup Rice, Almond, Low fat or Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 Tsp lemon zest



    Sodium: 250mg | Sugar: 12g | Fiber: 2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Calories: 210kcal | Fat: 10g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 28g
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    About the Author

    Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


    1. I made these today and they are delicious! So light and fluffy even with all white whole wheat flour. Catherine, I love how your muffins are healthier than other recipes. I have tried about 10 of your muffin recipes is the past 2 years. All awesome and made again and again! My kids especially love the very berry kind. I love yourbblog and own both books. Your family dinner-type recipes are awesome too! We love the beef with brocoli and pest meatballs. You rock!!!

    2. I’m sorry but these just turned out terrible. I followed the recipe exactly but the tops were flat, they were very greasy and pretty much no flavor at all. They did have crunchy edges and the poppy seeds are good:-) Won’t be making these again:-(

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