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lemon muffin served on a plate with a gold fork

Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


Description

These Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are full of lemon flavor! They are a delicious way to celebrate spring. This easy and healthy dessert recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free. 


Ingredients

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  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoons baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest (from about 2 lemons)
  • 1/3 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and line a muffin tin with muffin liners (or spray the wells with nonstick cooking spray).
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, coconut sugar, poppy seeds, baking powder, and sea salt. Use a whisk or spoon to mix together.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the almond milk, lemon zest, lemon juice, applesauce, coconut oil, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients and use a spatula to stir together. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. 
  5. Spoon the batter evenly into the muffin tin and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the tops of the muffins are golden brown.
  6. Remove the muffins to a drying rack to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in a tightly-sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Healthy

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