Lemon Poppy Seed Oat Muffins

Muffins again? I know, but I’m not sorry. I had an urge to make muffins, so I decided to make the most out of the urge and experiment with multiple recipes. Hence, I give you experiment #2 . . . . lemon poppy seed!


These muffins are slightly more traditional than the Thin Mints Muffins (although not quite as decadent!). They are perfect for an easy breakfast or on-the-go snack. If you want to use them for dessert, you could top them with a glaze!

Lemon Poppy Seed Oat Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: ~2 dozen mini muffins

What you'll need:

  • 3 overripe bananas
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • juice of 2 lemons (~6 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp lemon extract
  • 1 tbsp honey or agave
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1 cup instant oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp poppy seeds

How to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray muffin tins with nonstick spray.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine bananas with milk, lemon juice, and lemon extract. Puree until the mixture is smooth and homogeneous.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together oat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add wet ingredients to the oat mixture and stir.
  4. Stir in poppy seeds. Start with 1 tbsp and increase if desired.
  5. Fill the muffin tins so they are about 5/6 full. (Note: because the muffins are made with oats, they will not rise as much as conventional muffins.)
  6. Bake in oven for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from pan.

About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.

One Response to Lemon Poppy Seed Oat Muffins

  1. Kristen Martin says:

    I made them, and they were pretty good, except the banana overpowered everything. Would applesauce work, and if so, would you happen to know a measurement? Bananas are just too strong for my tastes, apparently.

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