Easy Lemon and Poppy Seed Vegan Muffins Recipe

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Easy lemon and poppy Seed vegan Muffins recipe. Sometimes breakfast is hard to navigate. I myself like to stay in bed as late as I can before grabbing something really quick to eat. On the weekend, I’m happy to prepare a long, leisurely brunch, but during the week, my favourite thing to do is prep my breakfast the night before. And yes, I know, a muffin isn’t the healthiest of breakfasts…but it IS vegan and yummy! If my vegan lemon breakfast muffin recipe isn’t your thing (and of course, there’s always lunch, brunch and lupper, as Homer Simpson would say), perhaps my Banana Peanut Butter Pancakes are more up your street, or maybe my 3 ingredient protein balls!

The mainstay of the on-the-go breakfast eater, these easy lemon poppy seed muffins are much lighter and fluffier than the dense, dried out ones you pick up, bleary-eyed, on your morning petrol run. They also take no time at all to whip up.

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However, if you find that time is not on your side in the mornings, or you just prefer to spend every precious minute dozing before the alarm goes off, you can make these the night before.

How to Make Gluten Free Vegan Lemon Muffins

If you want to make the muffins gluten free, simply swap out the flour for your favourite gluten-free plain flour mix instead!

Easy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Better than Coffee-Shop Lemon Muffins

5 from 59 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, lemon, muffins, plant-based, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 muffins


  • 12 hole Muffin Tin
  • Oven
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Measuring Jug
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons


  • 260 g Plain Flour
  • 150 g White Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 20 g Poppy Seeds (optional)
  • 240 ml Vegan Yogurt (any plant based of your choice, plain or vanilla)
  • 3 tsp Egg Replace whisked up with 4 tbsp cold water
  • 60 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 120 ml freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 zest of one Lemon


  • Preheat oven to 180c.
  • Line a 12 cup muffin tin with muffin wrappers
  • In a jug, whisk together the oil, yogurt, lemon juice and prepared egg replacer.
  • In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients except for the poppy seeds.
  • Stir in the poppy seeds and lemon zest.
  • Make a well in the middle and pour in the wet ingredients.
  • Stir until just combined. The mixture should still have a few little lumps.
  • Pour into the prepared muffin cases and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until they are risen and just spring back to the touch.
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  1. Kirby Jeanne says:

    5 stars
    Yum! I love a good lemon poppy muffin!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh…… these were GOOOODDDDD! Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    Yum! These are so delicious!

  4. 5 stars
    These muffins look so, so good! I’m pinning this recipe to make soon.

  5. 5 stars
    Lemon and poppyseed is such a classic combo, one of my favourite! Thanks for this easy and delicious recipe!

  6. Amanda Dixon says:

    5 stars
    These were so soft and moist! The lemon gave them the perfect zip and brightness for summer too. Definitely worth baking!

  7. 5 stars
    Delicious! I love lemon poppyseed muffins!

  8. 5 stars
    Lemon and Poppy seeds make the most amazing muffin. I’ve not used an egg replacer in this type of recipe before so I’m keen to try it. Something good to tuck into the lunchbox. Thank you.

  9. 5 stars
    Love the combination! I’ll have to bake a batch soon:)

  10. 5 stars
    Love it! Lemons and poppy seeds! my favorite!

  11. 5 stars
    Lemon and poppy seed is one of my favourite combinations for baking! These sound so delicious!

  12. 5 stars
    I love the lemon and poppy seed flavor! Poppy seed and lemon together really make a great mixture. I can’t wait to make these again and again!

  13. 5 stars
    Lemon and poppy seed muffins are my favorite and these ones came out so moist and so flavorful. Definitely making this to have on hand for breakfast more often!

  14. 5 stars
    Lemon and poppy seeds are my favorite combination! I love these muffins! They are super soft and tangy but sweet! Thank you!

  15. 5 stars
    Those muffins look really great! I am a lemon lover to the core, it would be hard for me to eat just one! Definitely going to give this a go, thank you so much for the recipe.

  16. 5 stars
    These lemon and poppy seed muffins are easy to make and so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  17. 5 stars
    These lemon and poppy seed muffins are great for breakfast on the go. The lemon wasn’t overpowering either like some store bought ones. I’m happy to have a homemade recipe I can keep coming back to!

  18. 5 stars
    Definitely better than coffee shop muffins. They sound so good with all that yoghurt and lemon and poppy seed is one of my favourites.

  19. 5 stars
    I love starting the day with lemon & poppyseed muffins. These are so good, thank you for sharing!

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