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These vegan lemon poppy seed muffins are moist, delicious, and bursting with lemony flavor! They’re also super easy to make and perfect for a sweet breakfast or snack!

Do you ever crave a baking project? I do! I don’t mean to say that I’m necessarily craving baked goods themselves…sometimes I just need to bake something!

Muffins are usually the solution to my baking itch. They’re easy, delicious, and great to have around, for quick breakfasts or snacks.

These vegan lemon poppy seed muffins are my new go-to muffin when I feel like I need to bake something. Most of the ingredients are pantry staples, with the only exceptions being lemons and vegan butter, which I always have on hand anyway. They’re also perfect for satisfying a craving for something sweet!

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Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Flour. This recipe has only been tested with all-purpose wheat flour, so I can’t guarantee results with anything else.
  • Sugar. Use organic sugar to keep the recipe vegan.
  • Baking powder.
  • Baking soda.
  • Salt.
  • Poppy seeds. Look for these in the spice aisle at your supermarket.
  • Non-dairy milk. Use a variety that’s unflavored and unsweetened. Soy milk, almond milk, oat milk, and cashew milk would all be good choices.
  • Vegan butter. This is sold near the regular butter at most supermarkets. Look for brands like Miyoko’s and Earth Balance.
  • Lemon juice. Use freshly squeezed juice to give your muffins the best flavor.
  • Vanilla extract.
  • Lemon extract.
  • Lemon zest.
  • Powdered sugar. Make sure this is organic as well.

How They’re Made

The following is a detailed photo tutorial on how to make this dish. Scroll all the way down if you’d like to skip right to the recipe!

  • Start by whisking your dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds.
  • Now stir your wet ingredients together in a small container, such as a liquid measuring cup: milk, melted vegan butter, lemon juice, vanilla extract, lemon extract, and salt.

Tip: Make sure your non-dairy milk is at room temperature before you begin. If it’s too cold it might cause your butter to form solid clumps.

  • Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl with the dry mixture.
  • Stir the ingredients together just until combined. To give your muffins perfect texture, make sure you don’t overmix the batter.
  • Divide the batter among 12 paper-lined cavities of a muffin tin, then pop it into the oven to bake your muffins.
  • Lightly touch the top of one of the muffins to test for doneness. It should spring back if they’re done.
  • Let your muffins cool in the tin on a cooling rack.
  • Mix up the lemon glaze while the muffins cool. Simply mix powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the muffins.
  • Enjoy!

Leftovers & Storage

Leftover vegan lemon poppy seed muffins will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for about 3 days, in the fridge for about 5 days, or in the freezer for about 3 months.

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