Try Something NEW: Vegan, Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins!

Want to indulge your sweet tooth with a healthier, less inflammatory take on a classic comfort food? Then break out your baking bowls and get ready to whip up a batch of these mouth-watering vegan, gluten-free  lemon poppy seed muffins!

Poppy seeds are packed with a load of health benefits. They’re a good source antioxidants, can help improve heart health, promote good bone health thanks to being a rich supply of iron and phosphorus and can improve cognitive function.

Ready to start picking poppy seeds out of your teeth for the next couple days? Get baking!

Vegan, Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Makes 8 muffins


  • 1/4 cup olive or coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Juice from one lemon
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 9 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten-free flour mix*
  • 2 heaping tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Baking spray or muffin liners

*You can buy a blend premade, like Pamela's, or make your own. Here's a good recipe.

Topping Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1  tsp almond milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C)
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing well. Add a little more milk if the mixture is too dry.
  3. Spray baking tray or insert liners.
  4. Scoop batter into muffin tray -- this recipe will make 8 muffins.
  5. Make for 15-20 minutes, or until muffins rise and a toothpick comes out clean.
  6. While muffins are baking, combine topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix. Spread over the top of the muffins as soon as they come out of the oven.
  7. Enjoy!

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1 comment

can I use almond flour instead of the gluten free flour mix?

Sabrina Roshelle Zilberman May 29, 2020

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