Vegan Lemon-Poppy Seed Muffins


The optional addition of a ripe banana makes these muffins very moist and sweet. With or without the banana these muffins are delicious. Plus they're vegan!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
9 muffins



  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

  • 2 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract

  • ½ cup coconut milk beverage (such as Silk®)

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • cup mashed banana (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds


  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 9 muffin cups or line cups with paper liners.

  2. Whisk sugar, lemon juice, oil, lemon zest, and lemon extract together in a bowl until evenly blended. Add coconut milk and stir until well combined. Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl. Stir into sugar mixture. Fold in mashed banana and poppy seeds.

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

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely, at least 25 minutes.

  5. Mix confectioners' sugar and 1 tablespoon lemon juice together in a bowl. Brush glaze on top of the cooled muffins.

Cook's Note:

Omitting the banana will result in a more lemony flavored muffin but the muffins are just as delicious.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

178 Calories
5g Fat
32g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 178
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 219mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 76mg 6%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 59mg 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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