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 ;)

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

4.7 from 18 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. Second recipe I have tried an d again delicious ( first was the banana bread and French toast with Banana bread.) And now these muffins WOW Best muffins ever! Thank you for the recipe! Could you sub coconut milk with almond milk? Thanks again, I am new to Paleo and find this lifestyle change very easy .

  2. Sooo…..my batter was really thick….like cookie dough so the muffins came out looking very lumpy and brown…..not like your photo at all. I used lemon juice instead of extract so they weren’t very lemony-my own fault because I read it wrong. Otherwise I followed the recipe. Was sooooo hoping this would be the recipe that my kids would finally love but they didn’t like it at all. I thought they were OK and definitely moister than any others I have tried. Would be willing to try again if you have any ideas why my batter was so thick???

  3. Hi, i made these yesterday with maple syrup instead of honey, they turned out much darker in colour (which gave me a scare at first) but they were very delicious. My non-Paleo children ( 8 and 12) even said they were great :-) .Was wondering if i could use coconut sugar instead of honey or syrup and if so, what quantity?

    Greetings from Sevi

  4. Wow, probably the best paleo muffin I’ve had.
    I try to steer clear of fructose, so I replaced the honey with rice malt syrup (no fructose), and also the lemon extract with lemon juice. It worked perfectly!!
    I’m so happy to have a new favourite go to recipe for treats, and simple recipe to :)

  5. I just made these for the first time. The batter was really thick. What did I do wrong or is that normal? Excited to try them when they come out of the oven!

    1. These are fabulous!!

      I was nervous to try this recipe as the previous recipe I followed turned out scary & yucky (someone else). But your recipe IS THE ONE!

      I told my boyfriend all about the story, up above, “That was until I tasted these bad boys and they became my new addiction.” while we are on a road trip. When we stopped to get gas, he asked me if he could try one (I packed them for a snack – mini muffins). I ran inside to pay for our gas and when I came back to our vehicle, he had eaten ¾ of what I brought (10 mini-muffins). When he saw my look of shock, he responded with “these are my new addiction”.

      So great. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Wow – amazing recipe! I am new to paleo and this is the second ‘treat’ I’ve made. The muffins are so delicious, my daughter and I love them! I didn’t have lemon extract so I used lemon juice (4 tbsp) and cut back on the coconut milk a bit.

    just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on your great site. I will definitely be trying many more of your recipes! Thank you!!

      1. Good morning George!
        Well, the first treat was no-bake protein bars from a recipe I received from a nutritionist. They were good, but the raw protein powder gave them a bit of a strange aftertaste.

        BTW, I made your avocado pork chops last night (didn’t smoke them as I don’t have a smoker) and they were also a hit with the family!

        Also, I wanted to give the recipe 5 stars, but for some reason, when I was submitting my comment through my iPad, I wasn’t able to select 5 stars :(

        Have a great day!

  7. 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.

  8. 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:)

  9. 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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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?

  15. 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)!

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

  17. 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! :)

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