Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


  • 1 1/4 cups self rising flour
  • 1 tsp lemon extract (definitely recommend this, it adds the best flavor)
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup non fat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp land o’ lakes light butter or any light butter (melted) or you can use unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar substitute (I use Splenda or Stevia)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp poppyseeds
  • 3 Tbsp Pillsbury sugar free Vanilla frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. In a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, water, eggs, extract, lemon zest and juice, and greek yogurt. Add self rising flour to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in poppyseeds.
  3. Spray a 12 muffin tin with non stick cooking spray or use muffin liners. Fill muffin about 1/2 full with muffin batter.
  4. Bake for 12-16 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool before icing.
  5. Once cooled, melt 3 Tbsp of sugar free frosting in a microwaveable bowl, and then evenly drizzle over each muffin.

Servings: Makes 12 Muffins/ 2 Freestyle Smartpoints for one muffin


It’s recommended to wait until they a full cooled before removing the muffins from the tin or liners


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