These delightfully tender, not-too-sweet muffins are a delicious twist on the classic lemon poppy seed combo. Grapefruit works exceptionally well in this context, as the flavor comes through delicately, without any of the citrus fruit’s signature bitterness. And the flavors of both the star ingredients of the grapefruit-Champagne glaze shine through deliciously, truly setting these beauties apart, especially in terms of brunch-worthiness. After you’ve set aside a tablespoon for the muffins, simply use the rest of your bottle of Champagne (or you can also use Prosseco) to whip up a round of mimosas. 

Recipe by MyRecipes


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15 mins
35 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 muffin)


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  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. Whisk together flour, sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until combined.

  • Whisk together yogurt, melted butter, lemon juice, eggs, 1 tablespoon of the grapefruit zest, and 3 tablespoons of the grapefruit juice in a separate large bowl until smooth. Fold yogurt mixture into flour mixture until just combined (mixture will be thick). Using a 3 oz. ice cream scoop, scoop about 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup. Place on middle rack in oven, and bake in preheated oven until muffins rise and begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Whisk together powdered sugar, Champagne, and remaining 1 tablespoon each grapefruit zest and grapefruit juice in a small bowl until smooth. When muffins have cooled, drizzle glaze evenly over muffins.