Vegan and Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

A delicious vegan and gluten-free version of lemon poppy seed muffins.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
18 muffins


  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk

  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

  • 2 cups gluten-free all purpose baking flour

  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • cup sugar

  • cup canola oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 18 muffin cups or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Whisk soy milk and apple cider vinegar together in a bowl. Set aside and allow to curdle to create "buttermilk", about 10 minutes.

  3. Stir gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds together in a separate bowl. Whisk together sugar, oil, and lemon zest together in a large bowl. Slowly stir in lemon juice, vanilla extract, and "buttermilk"-mixture. Add flour mixture and mix until batter is combined.

  4. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean, 18 to 20 minutes. Cool in tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. While the muffins are cooling, whisk together confectioners sugar and 2 tablespoons lemon juice in a small bowl and create a smooth glaze. After the muffins have cooled, drizzle glaze on muffin tops.

Cook's Note:

Use any non-dairy milk you prefer.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

154 Calories
5g Fat
27g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 26mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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