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Lemon and poppy seed mug muffin

Lemon and poppy seed mug muffin

Total Time
7 min
5 min
2 min
This quick and easy mug muffin is the perfect solution when you are short on time and looking for a sweet treat.


Reduced fat oil spread

2 tsp

Plain flour

7 tsp

Baking powder

¼ tsp

Caster sugar

1 tsp

Skim milk

1½ tbs

Vanilla bean extract, alcohol free

¼ tsp

Poppy seeds

½ tsp, plus extra to serve

Fresh lemon rind

¼ tsp, finely grated, plus extra to serve

Lemon curd

2 tsp

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


  1. Melt oil spread and set aside to cool. Sift flour, baking powder and sugar into a small bowl. Add milk, vanilla and the cooled spread, stir until smooth and combined. Stir in poppy seeds, lemon rind and 1 teaspoon lemon curd. Lightly spray a 200ml capacity microwave-safe mug with oil. Spoon mixture into prepared mug. Microwave on High (100%) for 1 minute 5 seconds or until risen and cooked in centre. Stand for 5 minutes. Serve topped with remaining 1 teaspoon lemon curd, a pinch of poppy seeds and strips of lemon rind.