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A blue plate full of healthy breakfast lemon muffins with powdered sugar glaze and poppy seeds on top.
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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are bursting with fresh lemon flavor and made healthy by using a gluten-free flour, dairy-free coconut oil, and honey as a natural sweetener.

Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 283 kcal


  • cup coconut oil melted
  • 3 eggs large, room temperature
  • cup honey*
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ½ cup almond milk* room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 ¼ cups flour* gluten-free 1-to-1
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds

Lemon Glaze (optional)

  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Milk
  • 1 tsp. Lemon zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together coconut oil, eggs, honey, lemon juice, milk, and vanilla.
  3. In a separate large bowl combine flour and baking soda. Whisk to combine.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Add lemon zest and poppy seeds and mix well.
  6. Spray non-stick cooking spray into 12 cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Pour 1/3 cup batter into each liner.
  7. Bake muffins for 24-26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. While muffins are baking, whisk together powdered sugar, milk, and lemon zest until smooth. Let muffins cool to room temperature and then drizzle glaze over muffins.
  9. Enjoy muffins immediately or store muffins in an airtight container for up to 2-3 days.

Recipe Notes

  • Regular all-purpose flour can be used in place of the gluten-free 1-to-1 blend.
  • Butter or vegan butter may be used in place of coconut oil.
  • Maple syrup or agave nectar can be substituted for the honey.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.