These Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are so simple to make and so delicious! This recipe only takes 10 minutes to prepare and less than 20 minutes to bake. This light and fluffy batter combined with the fresh lemon juice and zest is to die for and perfect for Spring and Summer.
These muffins are a great item for after school snacks or a healthy snack on the go as well. You can add additional nutrients by adding your nut butter of choice spread or drizzled on top. With the light flavors of these muffins, the pairing options are endless! If you like to bake with fresh fruit, you should also check out my Vegan Peach Cobbler recipe.
This recipe would be a great addition to your next brunch, bridal shower, baby shower, or luncheon! Any dish that I can place the ingredients in a blender and go is a hit in my books! It is a quick and easy snack or dessert recipe that won’t feel heavy but is filling and will help satisfy your sweet tooth.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- First off, these muffins are so easy to make. You can literally just throw the ingredients in the blender and blend!
- Secondly, this recipe is naturally dairy free, gluten free, grain free, flourless, soy free, paleo and refined sugar free.
- The creamy almond butter combined with the fresh lemon juice and zest is so good, the poppyseed crunch is the icing on the cake.
- These muffins just scream Summer and Spring just like my Lemon Raspberry Flourless Muffins.
- This recipe only requires 10 minutes of hands-on time which means it’s a great recipe to make when you want something from scratch but do not have much time.
- This recipe is completely from scratch, no processed ingredients here!
- These muffins freeze super well which means you can easily batch bake them.
- These flourless muffins are super kid friendly too.
- Almond butter-Make sure it is creamy. I love the almond butter from Costco. The only two ingredients are almonds and salt. I have also found it is the most economical brand in terms of what you get for your money! Make sure whatever brand you buy is clean-no additives.
- Eggs-This helps bind everything together.
- Banana-This adds some sweetness and also holds things together too. A great tip is to freeze your ripe bananas that you won’t eat fresh so that you have them for the next time you bake.
- Poppyseeds-A must!
- Lemons-Make sure you both juice and zest your lemons, this is what will give these muffins so much flavor.
- Maple syrup-To sweeten the muffins. If you are looking for a lower card option you can skip the sweetener.
- Apple cider vinegar – This helps the muffins rise with the baking soda.
- Baking soda – Pushes the muffins to expand.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- I love the taste of poppyseeds in recipes, but if after trying this recipe you feel like the flavor is too strong, you can always decrease the poppyseed measurement the next time.
- If you do not have fresh lemon juice you can use lemon extract. You will want to adjust the measurement though since it will have a much more potent taste.
- If you prefer a different nut butter, you can swap that with the almond butter. You will just want to make sure that you still use a creamy nut butter so that the consistency of the muffins does not change.
- If you do not like maple syrup, you could swap it out for a different sweetener such as honey or coconut sugar. You will just need to adjust the recipe to accommodate the different sweetener since they won’t match 1:1.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
Step by Step Instructions
- Blender – I absolutely am obsessed with how many attachments come with this blender! I have had mine for years and it is still in great shape.
- Silicone muffin pan – These muffin pans have been a game changer for me! I use them for everything from egg muffins to baking cupcakes. These are also perfect for bulk baking because you don’t have to spend the time peeling the paper liners off of the muffins before freezing them.
- Tip # 1: Be sure to fold in your poppyseeds rather than put them in the food processor, the food processor will break them down. You will want to make sure you fold completely from the bottom of the bowl so they are well incorporated.
- Tip # 2: Do not forget to let your muffins set and sit for 10 minutes prior to serving. This will prevent them from falling apart. If you are going to freeze the muffins, you will want to let them completely cool before placing them in single layers in freezer bags.
- Tip # 3: If you are using frozen banana, make sure to thaw completely prior to blending. Blending frozen will change the consistency of the batter. I love to freeze bananas that are to ripe instead of throwing them out! I just put them into a freezer bag and then they are ready for any time I want a smoothie or need them for a baking recipe.
I like using either a regular muffin pan with muffin liners OR a silicone muffin pan. The silicone ones are so simple to clean and pop right out. The silicone muffin pan is my go to whenever bulk baking so that I don’t have to worry about removing the liners before freezing.
Absolutely, however be sure you use the silicone muffin pan instead of a regular pan. The paper liners will get broken down in the freezer. You will want to place the muffins in single layers and separate layers with parchment paper. This way they won’t stick together or break when you thaw them.
Absolutely! I love this little mini silicone muffin pan. These would be a great option for kids snacks and make the muffins even easier to enjoy on the go! They remind my of the classic mini muffins from my childhood.
Lemon extract will have a more powerful aroma and taste with less but it also won’t have the same refreshing effect as fresh juice. I recommend using fresh lemon juice because it will allow the muffins to have a better taste than an extract.
- This recipe can be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
- You can also store these muffins in the freezer for up to 1 month in an air tight container. You will just want to remember to use a silicone muffin pan to bake or to remove the paper liners so they don’t break down in the freezer.
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Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
- high speed blender
- Silicone muffin pan
- 1 cup creamy almond butter
- 3 lemons juiced & zested
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 banana ripe
- 2 tbsp poppyseeds
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place all ingredients in a blender EXCEPT the poppyseeds and blend until smooth. Then, add in the poppyseeds and fold in with a spatula. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or use a silicone muffin pan.
- Divide up the batter between 12 muffin cups. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until you can stick a fork in and it comes out clean. Allow the muffins to cool for 10 minutes prior to serving.