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Coconut, Poppyseed and Lemon Drizzle Muffins

Lemon and poppyseed are one of my favourite combinations to have in a cake or muffin in the case. I decided to amp it up this time with coconut! 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Not Specific
Keyword coconut muffins, lemon drizzle muffins, lemon muffin recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 490 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 200 g of self raising flour
  • 2 lemons zested
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 200 g unsalted butter softened
  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 100 g desiccated coconut
  • 25 g poppy seeds
  • 220 g icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. (350 degrees C)

  2. Get a 12 case muffin tray and place 12 paper muffin cases into the tray. 

  3. Cream/beat the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  4. Add your eggs one at a time beating on each occasion. Next, add your yoghurt and beat through.
  5. Sift in your self-raising flour and add your vanilla, poppy seeds, coconut, lemon zest and then gently fold through.
  6. Get a tablespoon and spoon the mixture evenly into each muffin case. 

  7. Bake your muffins for 25-30 minutes until the muffins are golden on top and cooked through. (you can use a skewer to poke through a muffin and if it comes out clean, the muffins are cooked).

  8. Whisk the lemon juice and the icing sugar together until there are no lumps and the icing sugar has dissolved. Drizzle the icing over your delicious muffins. 

  9. Serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • You can use sour cream or creme fresh if you want instead of yoghurt.
  • Toasting the desiccated coconut in a dry pan before adding it to your muffin batter can give a more intense flavour. 
  • You can make these muffins in advance and freeze them.
  • Make sure your icing is thick, not too liquidy. 
Nutrition Facts
Coconut, Poppyseed and Lemon Drizzle Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16.9g106%
Cholesterol 110mg37%
Sodium 160mg7%
Potassium 176mg5%
Carbohydrates 59.9g20%
Fiber 2.4g10%
Sugar 42.4g47%
Protein 6.8g14%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.