These Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are perfect for Spring & Mother’s Day! They are so fluffy, filled with lemon flavour and are vegan and gluten free!
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Happy Friday friends! This post will be dedicated to mi Madre, my mom, my mum! Mother’s Day is less than 10 days away, and I want to prep you ahead of time so that you too can make these delicious Lemon Poppyseed Muffins as a delicious treat you can gift to your darling mom/mum. By the way, I suggest grabbing one before handing these over – she’ll definitely be hesitant to share them after one bite!
Now, my mom. My mom is without a doubt, the strongest woman that I know. She has taught me to fight through unimaginable circumstances, and always come out in the end with my head held up high. I learned just by watching her do it in her own life. She’s gone from someone who raised me, to my literal boss, to one of my best friends. While I miss working with her daily in the law firm, I would never want to replace the role she currently has in my life.
My mom is the spell-checker, contract reader, taste-tester (although my brother and the Mr. tend to play that role more often) and statistics checker behind Jessica in the Kitchen and SO much more. It’s incredible how much support my mom and my dad (Dad, your post is for Father’s Day!) have given me throughout this entire journey; I would not be here without them.
Now, it’s a bit early for a Mother’s Day dedication, right? My mom won’t be at home this year for Mother’s Day, so I’ll be handing over her muffins early, and her gifts later on. Speaking of which, these Lemon Poppyseed Muffins will no doubt put a smile on your mom’s face. My mom has had some issues with gluten and dairy products, and I wanted her to be able to get a perfect treat that she would be able to enjoy 100%.
What better to solve those issues than with Bob’s Red Mill products? Uh, Exactly. Perfect.
I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill products for, I’m not even sure how long, but it runs as far back as the last 8 years of my life. I’ve always found that their products are insanely easy to use, make for the easiest swaps possible, and always, always work. If you’re a regular Jessica in the Kitchen reader, then no doubt you’ve seen everything from lentils to chia seeds, to oats that I’ve used from the Bob’s Red Mill brand. For this recipe, I wanted to use one of my old favourite lemon poppyseed muffins that I’ve been making for years and to veganise it and make it gluten free at the same time.
The result? Complete success. Like, these muffins are, well, PERFECT.
Incredibly fluffy on the inside, bursting with lemon flavour, and the perfect size for a quick breakfast or an afternoon treat with tea. There are a few steps involved, but nothing challenging in the least.
First, I prepped the Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer, and that substitutes the egg I used to use in this recipe perfectly, while still adding beautiful structure to this muffin. What I love about this Egg Replacer is that it doesn’t add a flavour that most egg substitutes (a banana, applesauce, pumpkin etc.) do to compete with the lemon in these Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. You don’t taste it at all.
I swapped the flour with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour equally and didn’t even notice the difference. In fact, the muffins come out even softer, and give an even more breakfast feel to the entire experience. I even added some lemon juice to the almond milk to give it a buttermilk like texture to add to the recipe, which is something you should not skip.
You may notice that I baked the Lemon Poppyseed Muffins at 425 degrees first and then switched to 350. This was a little trick I learned during my baking business. Doing this domes the muffins much more and results in a taller muffin at the end. Your muffins will still come out perfectly baked, and I guarantee you’ll see the difference with this easier trick.
Just when you thought you were done with the amazingness, the lemon glaze takes it up an extra notch. They turn delicious Lemon Poppyseed Muffins into, I-need-more-than-just-one outstanding muffins. I mixed in extra zest into the glaze, and I believe it added to making the muffins even prettier. You can serve these with the glaze on top, or with the glaze on the side, which lasts days in the fridge.
Cheers to my mom, and yours. I hope she has an outstanding Mother’s Day, and with these Lemon Poppyseed Muffins, she definitely will have a brilliant start to it!
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