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Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins Recipe

Looking for something for your sweet tooth while you’re on Weight Watchers? Try this three ingredient Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins recipe.

It’s one of our mini muffin recipes. If you like them, check out our full list of The Best Mini Muffin Recipes.

Lemon muffins in a bowl with the words "Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins" digitally written on top.

I love muffins. I also love easy recipes. So this is Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins recipe absolutely the perfect recipe for me.

My friend Jennifer made these Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins. Even better, if you’re on Weight Watchers and counting points, they’re only 1 Point Plus or 2 Smart Points. And, you can make it with items that you already have in your house. So when the urge for muffins happens, these are going to be your go to recipe.

I actually don’t do Weight Watchers, but I make these muffins all the time to have for an easy grab and go breakfast. I’ve brought them to parties too, when I needed a dessert in a pinch, and they’re always a huge hit.

Weight Watchers scale with the words "9 Tips For Getting Started On Weight Watchers" digitally written on top.

If you found this recipe because you’re counting WW points and were trying to find the perfect treat, be sure to read our Tips For Getting Started With Weight Watchers post to help you on your journey.

Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins Recipe

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A container of yogurt, a bag of cake mix, and a cup of water on a counter.

Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins Ingredients:

How To Make Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins:

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Yogurt, cake mix, and water in a bowl.

Mix the ingredients together in large bowl.

A yellow cake batter and spoon in a white bowl.

Side note: You want to mix them until the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients are just combined. You don’t want to use an electric mixer because that will overmix the batter and cause it to deflate. It should stay really light and airy.

A cookie scoop putting yellow batter into a mini muffin pan.

Grease your mini muffin tin using a cooking spray. Alternatively, if you don’t want to grease the pan, you can use muffin liners or a silicone baking pan.

Spoon batter into the muffin cavities until they’re half full.

Baked mini lemon muffins in a pan.

Bake for 15 to 22 minutes (depending on your oven). Stick a toothpick in the center of a muffin. When it comes out dry, they’re done. You don’t want to look for a golden brown color when you’re baking these. You want them to keep the vibrant yellow color.

Cool them on a wire rack before eating (if you can wait that long, anyway).

Mini lemon muffins on a white tray.

This recipe makes about 48 mini muffins, so you could either use two muffin pans or just wait for the first batch to cool before making a second batch. If you do wait to do a second batch, it may need to cook a little less in the oven so be sure to keep a watch on the timing.

Mini Weight Watchers lemon muffins in a bowl.

Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins: Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store leftover Lemon Muffins?

After they have cooled completely, store muffins in an airtight container. These WW Lemon Muffins can be kept at room temperature for three days. If you want to keep them longer, put them in the fridge.

And if you really need to keep them longer than about a week, you can freeze them. Just make sure they’re in a freezer safe container. Defrost them completely in the fridge before eating them.

How many Weight Watchers Points are these muffins?

These muffins are 1 Point Plus point. Now, that was the WW Points standard when this recipe was created (in 2014!). Since then, the program has undergone numerous changes. So, you’ll want to double check the point value and your WW personal points with your WW app before adding these to your day.

Keep in mind that your points will vary based on how many muffins you actually get out of the batch. We eyeball the amount that we put into each muffin cavity, but if you needed to be more precise, you could use a cookie scoop to fill the muffin pan instead.

Can you make these full sized muffins?

If you’d rather, you can make these full sized muffins. Just keep in mind that it will change the number of points per muffin (if you’re worried about Weight Watchers).

Can you add blueberries to the lemon muffins? Will that change the bake time?

Someone asked this in the comments below, but I wanted to highlight it up here. You can add fresh blueberries (or any other fresh fruit) to the batter and it will not affect the bake time.

Can you use plain Greek yogurt?

This is another question from the comments that I wanted to move into the main post. Yes, you can use plain Greek yogurt. The muffins will still have just enough sweetness to be delicious, but they won’t be as lemon-y as they would if you used lemon yogurt.

If you can’t find lemon Greek yogurt and you’re looking for a substitute, vanilla yogurt is our go to.

Can you make these Lemon Poppy Muffins?

If you wanted to, you could stir in a couple teaspoons of poppy seeds to make these lemon poppy muffins. You’d follow the rest of the recipe as is.

Poppy seeds wouldn’t change the cooking time at all, but they would definitely make these feel more breakfast-like than dessert-like. Although, it’s a delicious baked treat no matter what time of day you eat them.

Funfetti muffins. You can make them with only three ingredients and they're only one Weight Watchers point. What a perfect snack.

More Weight Watchers Muffins:

These lemon Weight Watchers muffins aren’t the only WW Muffin recipe we have on Drugstore Divas. If you want some more, check out our Chocolate Muffins, Funfetti Muffins, and our Pumpkin Spice Muffins. Pete’s favorite muffin, using this three ingredient recipe, is our Carrot Cake Weight Watchers Muffin. So be sure to try that next time.

They’re all great recipes and they’re all WW friendly. They’re also something the whole family will enjoy. Just don’t tell them they’re Weight Watchers. Just tell them they’re dessert.

For more Weight Watchers recipes, check out our 15+ Zero Point Weight Watchers Freestyle Program Recipes and our 20 Tasty Weight Watchers Recipes. And, if you’re reading this over the summer, don’t forget out 15+ Weight Watchers-Friendly Grilling Recipes as well.

Yield: 48 Muffins

Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins

Looking for something for your sweet tooth while you’re on Weight Watchers? Try this three ingredient Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 5.3 oz cup 100 calorie lemon yogurt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 box of lemon cake mix


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Mix the ingredients together in large bowl.
  3. Grease your mini muffin tin using a cooking spray
  4. Spoon batter into the muffin cavities until they’re half full.
  5. Bake for 15 to 22 minutes (depending on your oven). 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 43Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 81mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 5gProtein 1g

Have you made this Weight Watchers Lemon Muffins recipe? Let us know how it went in the comments.

Debra Caldwell

Thursday 9th of February 2023

Can you use plain greek yogurt

drugstore diva lisa

Thursday 9th of February 2023

Yup, you can.


Monday 26th of September 2022

Can you add blueberries to the lemon muffins? Will that change the bake time?

drugstore diva lisa

Monday 26th of September 2022

You can definitely add them. It won't change the bake time at all.

Amanda Smith

Saturday 27th of June 2020

What is the calories per muffin?

drugstore diva lisa

Monday 29th of June 2020

It honestly depends on the brand of cake mix you purchase.


Tuesday 11th of June 2019

Can you use regular yogurt rather than Greek yogurt? I grabbed the wrong kind ?‍♀️

drugstore diva lisa

Wednesday 12th of June 2019

The Greek yogurt reacts with the mix so it will rise. You can try it, but from what I've read, you'll need double the amount of regular yogurt to equal Greek yogurt when you're baking.

Lee Ann Gibree

Tuesday 9th of April 2019

You can mix Duncan Hines Devil Food cake mix, Libby's Pumpkin Puree, and a half a cup of water for muffins. Really taste great!

Rebecca Mendoza

Thursday 9th of February 2023

@Lee Ann Gibree, how much pumpkin puree is needed.

drugstore diva lisa

Wednesday 10th of April 2019

Thanks Lee Ann. I'm going to try your recipe! I'll post it when I do!

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