Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

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The recipe for this classic muffin was reviewed to include less sugar and fat, but it is still delicious!

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 20 min
230 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Vegan
  • Lactose Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly
  • Artery-healthy
  • Heart-healthy


2 servings Egg Replacer
3/4 cup Unsweetened Applesauce 190 mL
2 lemons, juiced and zested 240 g
1/4 cup canola oil 65 mL
1/4 cup soy beverage, unsweetened, fortified 65 mL
1/2 cup sugar 110 g
1/2 tsp salt 2 g
1 tsp baking soda 3 g
9 g poppy seeds 1 tbsp
1/2 cup rolled oats 45 g
1/2 cup almonds, ground 70 g
2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour 300 g


  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Place 12 large paper muffin cups in one or more 12 cup muffin pans. Depending on the required amount, you may have to bake in batches. Prepare the Egg Replacer, then set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the Egg Replacer, Unsweetened Applesauce, zest and lemon juice, oil, soy beverage, sugar, baking soda and salt. Mix well. It's normal that the mixture foams, it's the reaction between the baking soda and lemon juice.
  3. Add the flour, ground almonds and rolled oats to the bowl and mix well. Add the poppy seeds and mix well.
  4. Using an ice cream scoop, spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  5. Bake in the middle of the oven for about 20-25 min, until a tooth-pick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Take the pan out of the oven, then put each of the paper lined muffins on a rack to cool. Serve.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (60g)


% Daily Value




10 g

15 %

Saturated 0.8 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

5 %


0 mg


130 mg

5 %


34 g

11 %


5 g

20 %


11 g

Net Carbs

29 g


6 g

Vitamin A

1 %

Vitamin C

11 %


4 %


12 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : ¼ serving
Grain Products : 1 ½ servings
Milk and Alternatives : 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving


This recipe is :
Diet-related health claims  :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy
Excellent source of  :
Manganese, Selenium, Vitamin E
Good source of  :
Fibre, Magnesium
Source of  :
Copper, Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Omega-3, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Zinc
Low  :
Saturated Fat, Sodium
Free  :
Cholesterol, Trans Fat


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 1
Fruits 0
Fats 1 ½
Other Foods ½

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