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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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4 from 38 votes

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.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 muffins
Author: London


  • 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


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


  • 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.


Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1.2mg