Lemon Yogurt-Poppy Seed Muffins (lighter recipe)

For warm, fresh-from-the-oven muffins on busy mornings, mix the wet and dry ingredients separately the night before. In the morning, you just need to combine the wet and dry ingredients, bake, glaze and enjoy!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 12

Muffins

1/3
cup fat-free (skim) milk
1/4
cup unsweetened applesauce
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
container (6 oz) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free lemon burst yogurt
1/4
cup fat-free egg product or 1 egg
1 3/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup granulated sugar
2
tablespoons poppy seed
1
tablespoon grated lemon peel
2 1/2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Grease bottoms only of 12 regular-size muffin cups, or line with paper baking cups. In large bowl, beat milk, applesauce, oil, yogurt and egg product until well blended. Stir in remaining muffin ingredients just until flour is moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 2 Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from pan. In small bowl, mix glaze ingredients until smooth and desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm muffins.

Expert Tips

Wrap leftover grated lemon peel tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for later use.

Pick up 1 or 2 lemons for this recipe. That’s enough to provide all the juice and fresh-tasting zest you will need for these fabulous muffins.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Muffin
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
270mg
270%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.