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Why not live on the edge and use this muffin mix to make bars, pound cake and cookies?

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin

Refreshing natural lemon flavor paired with the crunchy, nutty goodness of poppy seeds. It’s a match made in heaven. Or in your own kitchen.

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Primary Prep, Ingredients & Nutritional Info

Start with: 1 Cup Water, 1/4 cup vegetable oil, 1 Egg.

  1. // HEAT oven to 400°F. Line muffin pan with paper baking cups or lightly grease.
  2. // STIR together water, oil, egg and muffin mix until blended. Fold in poppy seeds (enclosed). FILL muffin cups 2/3 full. For loaf, spread batter into lightly greased loaf pan.
  3. // BAKE as directed below or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; gently loosen and remove from pan. Store cooled muffins in tightly covered container.

High Altitude (over 5,000 feet): Prepare as directed, adding an additional 2 tablespoons water.

YieldTemperatureBake Time
24 Mini Muffins400°F12-14 minutes
12 Standard Muffins400°F16-18 minutes
8 ½ x4 ½ x 2 1/2–inch Loaf Pan350°F45-50 minutes

For Lemon Glaze, blend 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 Tbsp lemon juice and 1 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/3 cup mix (40g) and poppy seeds (amount for 1 muffin)

Servings Per Container: about 12

Amount Per ServingMix As Prepared*
Calories from Fat1050
% Daily Value***
Total Fat1g**2%9%
Saturated Far0g0%5%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrate33g11%11%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%3%
Vitamin A0%0%
Vitamin C0%0%


Enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, food starch-modified, poppy seeds, leavening (baking soda, sodium aluminum phosphate), salt, dextrose, arabic gum, soybean oil, defatted soy flour, tapioca starch, citric acid, dried lemon peel, natural flavor, color (annatto, turmeric), xanthan gum.

CONTAINS: Wheat, soy.

May contain eggs, milk and tree nuts.

Refer to the package for the most current ingredient information.


Because making it is half the fun, right?

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  • Glazed Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

    Prep 25 min Total Time 35 min Servings 24 cookies



    1 package Krusteaz Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Mix

    1 packet poppy seeds, divided, (enclosed)

    ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

    1 egg



    ½ cup powdered sugar

    2 tablespoons milk

    1 tablespoon butter, melted

    1 tablespoon poppy seeds

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla

    1. //Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease cookie sheet.
    2. //For Cookies: In medium bowl, stir together Krusteaz Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Mix, 1 tablespoon poppy seeds, butter and egg until well blended. Scoop rounded tablespoons dough and place 2 inches apart onto cookie sheet.
    3. //Bake 8-10 minutes.
    4. //For Glaze: In small bowl, stir together all glaze ingredients until smooth. Glaze top of cooled cookies.
  • Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake

    Prep 10 min Total Time 1 hr 10 min Servings 1 loaf



    1 package Krusteaz Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Mix

    1 packet poppy seeds (enclosed)

    2/3 cup water

    1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened

    1 egg


    1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

    1. //Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2-inch loaf pan.
    2. //Place all ingredients in medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend on low speed 30 seconds. Scrape bowl. Mix on medium speed 1 minute. Place batter in prepared pan.
    3. //Bake 60-70 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely before cutting.
    4. //For the glaze, place powdered sugar, lemon juice and grated lemon zest in small bowl. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over pound cake. Garnish with additional lemon zest, if desired.

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