Poppy seed muffins are so quick and easy using a cake mix and they taste like you spent hours making them.  We love the great lemon taste with just a bit of banana added.  Serve these poppy seed muffins with coffee for breakfast or brunch or have one with a glass of milk for an afternoon treat.  My family loves anything with lemon and I always have bananas that need to be used. This makes a delicious addition to your recipe box.  Your friends and family will never know you used a cake mix.  You can add the glaze or sprinkle with powdered sugar of just eat them like they are and enjoy!  Poppy seed muffins will quickly become one of your favorites.

1 box Betty Crocker Moist Lemon Cake Mix with pudding in the mix
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil (I use Canola)
2 eggs
2 bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup nuts of your choice, optional
Mix cake mix, oil, milk, and eggs with mixer.  Fold in mashed bananas and add poppy seed.  Spray muffin tins and bake in preheated 350 degree oven 15 – 20 minutes.  Makes 16 to 18 muffins depending on size you make them.
Glaze for Muffins:
1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice
In a small bowl whisk together enough powdered sugar and lemon juice to make it runny.  Drizzle over warm muffins.   Enjoy!
Don’t Forget to Pin Poppy Seed Muffins! 
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  1. we don’t have Lemon cake mix with pudding in it, what should I do ?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Try adding a box of lemon pudding mix to the cake mix.

      1. thanks I will do that, I made the Peach and Cream muffins the other day, they were yummy!!!

      2. The Southern Lady says:

        Happy you enjoyed the muffins Beth.Thank you for letting me know. Hope you are having a good weekend.

  2. They look very good and i’m sure it was a great idea to add the poppy seeds!

  3. I will take a dozen of these. Just box them up and send ’em!!!

  4. No doubt about it, I would just LOOOVE these. I’m pinning them and will make them soon. I am the Muffin (Wo)Man….=) Thanks – love your photo too!

  5. i like the addition of the banana here and the fact that these are easy to make. It also makes use of some of that big bottle of poppy seeds I have.
    Your picture does look tempting. Glad you posted this recipe-Yum!

    1. Like you, I am always looking for ways to use bananas and I have a jar of those poppy seeds, too!