Vegan Grapefruit Poppyseed Muffins

Vegan Grapefruit Poppyseed Muffins

  • Author: Deborah Davis
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 28 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Muffin, Snack
  • Method: Baked, Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan


These vegan grapefruit poppyseed muffins are the perfect addition to your spring brunch menu or enjoy as a healthy afternoon snack.


For the Muffins:

  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 5 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons poppyseeds
  • 1/8th teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut (+ ~2 T. more for sprinkling on muffins)
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup almond (or other plant-based) milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/3 cup oil (coconut or canola work well)
  • 2 teaspoons grapefruit zest

For the Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon grapefruit juice
  • 1 teaspoon almond (or other plant-based) milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon grapefruit zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray or line with papers.
  2. Mix together the flax seeds and water in a small bowl with a fork. Set aside until gel forms.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, poppyseeds, salt, and coconut. Stir well.
  4. Add the grapefruit juice, maple syrup, milk sugar, oil, zest, and flax/water mixture to the mixing bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir gently until just combined.
  5. Divide dough evenly between 12 wells in muffin tin. (I use an old fashioned ice cream scoop which fills each muffin cup perfectly!) Sprinkle with additional shredded coconut if desired.
  6. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into muffin comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  7. To make the glaze, stir together the sugar, grapefruit juice, and almond milk with a fork or whisk until no clumps remain. Add more grapefruit juice 1/2 teaspoon at a time if glaze is still too thick. Drizzle over muffins. Sprinkle with zest. Serve!