Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I feel bad because I haven’t posted in a few days.  The truth is I am currently typing this on my 5th day straight of being in bed.  What started as me thinking I had food poisoning ended up being a nasty stomach flu and I have been bed ridden for 5 days.  This is honestly the sickest I have ever been in my life but I am keeping positive and feel like I am on my way out of it.  I actually slept in bed last night instead of on the bathroom floor so that is a major improvement but probably TMI.  I suppose we should talk happy talk instead of shooting the s**t.  <— That was a bad joke given what my body has been doing the past few days ;)

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So I don’t know if you saw the delicious Lemon Poppy Seed Cake Pops I posted but these are my lazy version.  Pretty much same recipe but there is no laborious process of coating them and freezing them etc.  So in other words you can just mix, bake and eat and that is what we all love isn’t it?  I had honestly never eaten a lemon poppy seed anything before this recipe or going Paleo so I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about.  That was until I tasted these bad boys and they became my new addiction.  I might make it a New Years resolution to just eat one a day for an entire year because it will make me happy.  Yes I think I will, I am already happy thinking about it.

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Here comes a random blurb that has nothing to do with this recipe at all really so bear with me.  Facebook has been changing a lot lately and it is really frustrating to small people like me trying to reach the people who have liked our page to see our recipes.  They want me to pay close to $4,000 a post to ensure all of my fans see it.  That is insane, I wish I had that kind of disposable income but I don’t.  I just want to make sure people get to see these recipes so they can make them, share them, get healthy and all that jazz.  I am just asking that if you are on my Facebook page, that when you see a recipe please share it so others can find it.  If you aren’t on Facebook or that isn’t an option, I have a better alternative in which you will NEVER miss a recipe.  Just sign up for my newsletter at the bottom of this post and you will receive every recipe by email as soon as I post it.  Instant gratification which is totally my style.  Well my stomach is acting up and I need to get some more rest, I can’t wait to read your comments on these beauties.  Have a great day :)

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4.9 from 16 reviews
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
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Serves: 12
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (176 Celsius).
  2. Sift almond flour, coconut flour, sea salt and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and stir with a whisk to combine.
  3. Place oil and honey in the bowl of a food processor and process for 2 minutes.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  5. Add coconut milk, lemon extract, and lemon zest, and poppy seeds. Continue to process until well combined.
  6. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients and thoroughly combine using a wooden spoon until smooth
  7. Pour batter into muffin liners in a muffin pan and bake for 20 minutes
  8. Remove from the oven, remove from the pan and let cool
  9. Enjoy

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  1. Melissa velser says:

    Is it possible to use lemon juice instead of the extract?

  2. These are amazing! Hands down the best paleo treat I have ever had!! So moist I almost thought they weren’t done, but they were definitely fully cooked.

    I added fresh blueberries…. :)

    Amazing. Wow.

    Also, I’m making your crock pot pulled pork for the millionth time this weekend.

  3. Best muffin I’ve ever had!!! I used my nutri-bullet as my food processor and the muffins turned out great! They just melt in your mouth!! I did cook them for about 26 min instead of 20, might be my oven though. Thank you:)

  4. PK Zappone says:

    Hi George! My daughter and I made these this weekend and WOW, huge hit! She’s loves them. (Me too). Thanks so much for all the recipes. We had an afternoon of Paleo Baking….muffins, banana bread and chocolate chunk Molasses cookies. PK and Sophia

  5. Thank you so much for the great recipe!! These are the best paleo muffins I’ve ever made. I did have to make some unplanned modifications. I forgot lemon extract at the store so I used 4 TB of lemon juice. I felt they could’ve used more lemon flavor, so next time I will not forget the lemon extract. Also, spilled my remaining poppy seeds out on the floor :( so I didn’t have anything to spruce up the muffins except blueberries. Threw those in and despite my mixups, these muffins are awesome!! I will definitely be making these again by the end of the week!

  6. Dear Civilized Caveman,

    I have to share this after making this recipe 4 times within one week. My husband, his best friend and my father-in-law LOVE this muffin. I love cooking for others, so I am more than happy to make them often. But every time I bake up a batch, they are gone within 30 minutes.

    Just wanted to let you know, like so many others, these muffins are amazing!

  7. Made these a few days ago and I am really impressed! It’s unbelievable that there’s no grain in here at all – the texture is just perfect. I used chia seeds instead of poppy and it was a good substitution; I also didn’t melt the oil/honey, but it didn’t seem to affect the final product at all.
    I wonder if the basic recipe can be extended to all sorts of muffins – like using peppermint or lavender extract… At any rate, thanks so much for sharing – looking forward to more!

  8. ( : David'sKate : ) says:

    I made these this morning and they were WONDERFUL! Hit the spot! I used 7 or so drops of lemon oil instead of lemon extract, because I didn’t have any! And I made a glaze with powdered coconut sugar, juice from the lemon I zested, 3 drops lemon oil, and 1/4 tsp vanilla. WOW!
    When I did GAPS a few years ago I tried an all coconut flour lemon poppy seed muffin, and it was so bad in both texture and taste that my husband, who will eat anything healthy, couldn’t get down more than one, if that!
    These were so bread-like and light! The mixture of almond and coconut flour really makes a good texture. These also came out of the liners very cleanly. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and pictures to go with it (seeing the final product is SO helpful to me)! I definitely think even people eating a SAD diet would enjoy tasting these!

  9. Thanks for sharing this recipe, it looks great! I know there’s a difference between lemon juice and lemon extract, but if I don’t have extract on hand, but have a few lemons, can I go ahead and swap them out? Any idea how many lemons I might need to use?

  10. Just made these and they are amazing, thank you so much for the recipe! :D
    Only thing I changed was the honey for stevia/erithryol mix (about 1/2 cup) and a bit (1 tbsp?) brown sugar.

    So moist and filling, made 12 muffins and I’m stuffed after eating two (one would have been enough :P)!

  11. I made these last weekend for a pot luck. I’ve never had more people ask me for a recipe. Everyone loved them!

  12. Just made these tonight and WOW! They are beyond delicious! Great recipe George, it’s a definite keeper in my recipe book :)

  13. OOOOh how I want to make these … but I only have brown rice flour. What would the substitution ratio be for the almond and coconut flours to eggs?? I know I’ve heard that more eggs are needed when using coconut flour. How would I adjust for this change? Thanks in advance for any you or your fellow Cavemen and women can give! :)

  14. Really enjoyed these! I used palm shortening instead of coconut oil and did the whole process in my stand mixer. I also did not have poppyseeds so I used some chia seeds instead! Thanks George, this is the first of your recipes I have tried…although you are infamous in the HYH community…I was pushed through Shirley featuring your recipe on All Gluten Free Desserts!

  15. Why oh why don’t I have lemon extract in my house :( think I could get away with some more zest and some lemon juice?!

  16. Can stevia be used as honey substitute?

  17. Dear Civilized Caveman

    Simply put, you are brilliant!
    I printed this recipe the day you posted it but just finally got around to making them. These muffins are truly drool worthy! They will become a staple in this house!

    So excited for your new cookbook – keep up the good work sir!

  18. I substituted the 2 tsp lemon extract for 1 tsp of almond extract and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. Completely addicting! SO delicious!

  19. I used to love Lemon Poppyseed ANYTHING! These are definitely getting pinned!

  20. Made these today – it’s a good thing I am pregnant and can’t eat raw batter right now because I wouldn’t have had any to bake! The batter smelled amazing and the finished product is AMAZING! I baked it in a bread loaf pan just out of convenience. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  21. Ugh, I so feel you on the facebook front. I have only 1400 followers as opposed you your….a LOT of followers but seriously, yesterday one of my posts reached ONE PERSON!!!! OUT OF 1400. Ay ay ay. Such a nightmare, but whatever. Newsletter is the way to go I guess.

    Anyways, these muffins looks absolutely delicious. I think with blueberries in them they would be out of this world. You must try lemon blueberry combo…it’s the best! Feel better!

  22. Made these for a holiday office party and NO ONE knew they were healthy. Thank you for creating delicious recipes that make everyone in my live happy, yet cater to my food sensitivities.

  23. Why use lemon exract when you have lemon juice? What would be the difference? These sound good and I love lemon poppyseed muffins.

  24. Got some lemon extract today…so excited to make these! I make your banana bread almost every week! One of my favorite recipes.

  25. George my friend, you have done it again. I am glad to hear you are on the mend…get better will ya?
    These look delish…and I like the orange and cranberry alternative too! Can’t wait to try them!

  26. These look phenom! So sorry you are sick, feel better! And yes, Facebook is totally sucking right now. Happy holidays!

  27. I may try this with solely coconut flour… And something other than maple syrup or honey. Thank you for the inspiration :)

  28. Never did get into Facebook. These muffins look great. Maybe an icing on them.

  29. Don’t do Facebook, never did like it. :D

  30. I saw this recipe and immediately got up to see if I had the needed ingredients. Sadly I didn’t have lemon extract, zest or poppy seeds. :( However I did have orange extract, some oranges and dried cranberries! So I turned your recipe into Orange Cranberry muffins and they are amazing. The extract, zest and added cranberries are the only things I changed. I can’t wait to do the lemon poppy seed! Yum! Thanks for your amazing recipes George! Feel better quickly.

  31. Lori Carroll says:

    Holy smokes… off to the kitchen with me… I have alllll the ingredients on hand… woot!!! I wanted to make something “grab-and-go” this week… this fits the bill!!

  32. These remind me of something that my Grandmother used to make, only I can actually eat your recipe! :)
    Can’t wait to try them. They look like they would brighten up my days!

  33. Having the similar problems with Facebook. Granted I only have 100 fans but it can be super frustrating when only 5 people see a post. Thankfully I stopped using Facebook to see other people’s posts. RSS feeds are the way to go.

    Also, those muffins look amazing. I was actually eyeing some lemon poppyseed muffins at the local coffee shop I hang out in but sadly had to walk away since they weren’t gluten-free. Bookmarking this recipe :)

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