Look no further for the perfect Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Muffins! I have finally perfected a lemon muffin that is uber lemony, moist and oh-so-delicious! Because how many times have you made a lemon recipe, only to be so disappointed because it’s lacking in that lemon flavor? It’s happened to me so many times; but not anymore!
And of course, like all of my recipes, this one is quick and easy to throw together!
What you need to make these Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
Eggs: This recipe calls for 3 eggs, but you can substitute them for 3 flax eggs, by whisking together 3 tablespoons ground flax and 9 tablespoons water, and allowing to set aside to thicken for about 5 minutes.
Lemon juice: You will need lots of lemon juice in this recipe, and the zest!
Maple syrup: The muffins are sweetened with maple syrup, and not too much, so that the lemon flavor shines through.
Coconut oil: I like to use refined coconut oil in this recipe, so that the muffins don’t have any coconut taste; again, making sure that the lemon taste shines.
Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract adds the best flavor too!
Almond flour: I haven’t tested this recipe with other flours, so if you do make a substitution, I cannot guarantee the same texture and result!
Arrowroot flour: Arrowroot flour helps make these muffins fluffy, since almond flour alone would produce a heavier, dense muffins. You can substitute the arrowroot flour for tapioca flour, or even corn starch.
Baking soda: This is the rising agent!
Poppy seeds: If you aren’t a poppyseed person, you can omit these. But I love the little crunch and mild flavor or poppyseed, so I always use them!
Cinnamon: The cinnamon adds a nice little touch!
Powdered sugar: The powdered sugar is for the glaze. If you are trying to watch your sugar intake, you can forego the glaze all together. However, I think it adds the special touch needed to these muffins, because the glaze itself is thick and lemony!
How to make these muffins
To make these muffins, it couldn’t be easier. In one bowl, you whisk together the wet ingredients. In another bowl, you whisk together the dry ingredients. Then you combine them, and transfer the batter evenly between 12 muffin liners, and bake!
If you are going to make the glaze (I highly recommend it!), be sure to allow the muffins to cool completely before adding the glaze on top. The reason is because the goal is to get the glaze to Harden and set on the muffin. If you add the glaze while the muffins are still warm, the glaze will drip off the sides and not set like it should. You have been warned!
I recommend storing these muffins in an air tight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to one week. You can also freeze them for up to two months. When you are ready to enjoy them, let them thaw at room temperature before warming them up.
If you make this recipe, be sure to leave a comment below. And, since I practically live on Instagram, be sure to tag me in your creations so I can see them and repost on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx
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I substituted half the almond flour for oat flour (ran out of almond flour) and added a few scoops of collagen protein powder and these turned out wonderful!!!
I’m so glad that these turned out so well for you, Camile!
I’m so happy to hear that! Enjoy! I love this recipe!
Love love these muffins! This was my first paleo recipe to attempt. Random question do you by chance do the nutritional facts for your recipes?
Hi Lauren! So happy you loved the muffins! I don’t include the nutritional facts for my recipes, and you can read why here: https://kalejunkie.com/why-i-decided-not-to-include-nutrition-information-on-my-blog/
This is definitely in my top 3 recipes of KaleJunkie. The lemon glaze is to die for! I did not want to share with the family, but I did and they loved it just as much.
Loved them! Used potato starch instead and it worked perfecto ❤️
Hi Kat! That is great to know!! I am so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
I made these last week and they may be the best muffins I’ve ever tasted. My entire family loved them including my 2 and 5 year olds. I’m currently making another batch to take with us to the beach. Thank you!
I’m so happy to hear that! It’s definitely one of my favorite recipes too!
I’m so happy to hear that! Enjoy! ❤️
Home run. It shows you perfected these. Thank you! Made the similar scones as well
Kalejunkie never disappoints! Another yummy recipe.
Can you turn this into a loaf?
will oat flour work instead of almond flour?
Hi! I haven’t tested it to confirm; but it might work!
Can you sub any other flour for arrowroot flour?
hi! tapioca flour or corn starch are the two substitutes! 🙂
Can you make these with flax eggs?