Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Now that it is getting so nice out, we are spending more and more time outside and going for walks and spending less time inside. I have been baking a whole lot less, but have still been making treats for my hubby to take for work to have on his coffee breaks.

My most favorite things to bake (and eat) are quick breads or muffins. I thought lemon poppy seed muffins would be perfect spring baking. They are moist and delicious and bursting with fresh lemon flavor. And as always they are made with whole wheat flour and sugar-free too!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Makes 18 muffins



  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds

Wet –

  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup sunflower oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (juice of two lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest (zest of one lemon)
  • 1/4 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease or line your muffin pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt and poppy seeds. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, sunflower oil, applesauce, lemon juice, lemon zest, milk and vanilla. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients in the large mixing bowl and mix until just combined (careful not to over mix the batter). Fill each muffin cavity 3/4 of the way full with the muffin batter. Bake for 15-18 minutes. Muffins are ready when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

8 thoughts on “Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  1. I made these for a community workers thank you breakfast tray our 4-H club is putting together. They are so yummy; no one will know they are vegan.


  2. I just visited your blog for the first time today – it is so beautiful and inspiring! Do you think it would be possible to substitute the whole wheat flour with a non gluten alternative, as for example almond, rice, coconut or…?

    Sofie, Denmark


    • Hi Sofie! Thanks for your comment. Unfortunately, I myself am not familiar with gluten-free baking, but I know that many people have been able to make my recipes gluten-free. If you learn how to substitute whole wheat flour for another type, then it should work out OK.


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