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Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

by tw

Originally published April 15, 2019. Updated January 23, 2022.

I love muffins for breakfast and lemon poppyseed muffins have always been one of my favorite.  I used to visit a bakery near my house almost every morning to get one of their oversized lemon poppyseed muffins topped with crunchy sugar. Yum! These muffins are a pletty close copy of those delicious bakery muffins, made both gluten free and dairy free.  Hope you love them as much as I do!

Why You'll Love This Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Recipe

  • It’s easy to make and doesn’t require a mixer.
  • The lemon flavor is light and sweet.  Perfect to brighten your morning.
  • They are gluten free and dairy free.
lemon poppyseed muffins ingredients

What Are Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Made Of?

  • Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour Blend – I use Bob’s Red Mill brand.  You can use your favorite blend, but the results may vary. 
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Poppyseeds
  • Egg
  • Oil – I use olive oil, but any light flavored cooking oil will work.
  • Non-dairy milk – I use either coconut milk or oat milk, but any non-dairy milk or regular milk will work in the same measure.
  • Lemon Zest and Lemon Juice – one lemon will provide enough zest and juice for this recipe.
easy lemon poppyseed muffins

How to Make Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

With all of my muffin recipes, I always use the muffin method for mixing.

  • Step 1 – Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, poppyseeds and lemon zest in a large bowl.  Whisk together to mix.
  • Step 2 – Crack your egg into a second smaller bowl.  Whisk the egg until frothy, like soap bubbles.
  • Step 3 – Add the milk, oil and lemon juice to the egg.  Whisk until smooth.
  • Step 4 – Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold together with a spatula, about 10-15 strokes.
  • Step 5 – Divide the batter into 6 muffins cups.
  • Step 6 – Bake

How to Store & Reheat Muffins

Store your leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.  To reheat, place one muffin the microwave for about 15 seconds.

You can also freeze these muffins to eat later.  To enjoy, simply defrost overnight in the refrigerator and then reheat in the microwave until warm.

gluten free lemon poppyseed muffins

If you love lemon flavor, check out these great recipes!

Gluten Free Dairy Free Lemon Pound Cake

Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Scones

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Waffles

Gluten Free Limoncello Italian Lemon Meltaway Cookies

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gluten free lemon poppyseed muffins

Gluten Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

These muffins are filled with the bright flavor of lemon and made gluten free and dairy free
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 220kcal


  • 1 C +3 Tbsp Gluten Free 1-to-1 Flour Blend I use Bob's Red Mill
  • 1 ¼ tsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Poppyseeds
  • ½ C Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tbsp Oil
  • 6 Tbsp Non-Dairy Milk
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Coarse Sugar optional for the tops


  • Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Line a muffin tin with 6 paper cups.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, poppyseeds, sugar and lemon zest. Whisk together to mix. Set aside.
  • In a second smaller bowl, crack your egg. Whisk the egg until it's frothy, like soap bubbles.
  • Add the oil, milk and lemon juice to the egg. Whisk to combine.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry. Fold together with a spatula about 10-15 strokes.
  • Divide the batter into the 6 muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with coarse sugar.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 26-28 minutes until tops spring back when gently poked.
  • Cool in the pan for 5-10 minutes, then serve.


Sodium: 204mgCalcium: 111mgVitamin C: 3mgVitamin A: 99IUSugar: 18gFiber: 3gPotassium: 47mgCholesterol: 27mgCalories: 220kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gFat: 9gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 33gIron: 1mg
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1 comment

Christy Sample February 3, 2022 - 9:24 pm

5 stars
Easy to make. Very flavorful.


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