Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

5 Stars (1 Reviews)

Tangy keto lemon poppyseed muffins are ultra moist inside and take about 25 minutes to make from start to finish!

Costco poppyseed muffins were my absolute favorite in high school. It was obvious my thighs also loved them because that’s where they went… straight to my thighs. LOL! Since I’ve been making low carb muffins like keto gingerbread muffins and chocolate zucchini muffins, I found a way to still enjoy this fluffy grab-and-go baked good without the worry of packing on the lbs! Plus, I added lemon to these!!

Baked muffins filled with poppyseeds in a muffin tray.

What makes these muffins keto?

  • Uses keto flours – Instead of wheat based flour, this recipe uses almond flour and coconut flour. I like the combination of the two flours. When used together they provide a similar consistency to all-purpose flour.
  • Sugar-sweetener – Instead of sugar, I use sugar-free sweeteners. Look for a sweetener with a combination of either monkfruit, erythritol, stevia or allulose. Combination sweeteners taste and act more like baking sugar. Plus many measure cup for cup with sugar.
  • Still fluffy thanks to key ingredient – One of the downsides of not using all-purpose flour is that most keto flours don’t contain gluten. Gluten is what helps to create fluffy muffins with a puffy muffin top. To get the same results, this muffin recipe uses eggs. The protein in the egg whites works similar to gluten (which is a protein) to make fluffy muffins. To decrease the eggy flavor, cream cheese is added. I use cream cheese, sour cream or yogurt in many baked goods to neutralize eggy flavors.



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Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar-free sweetener
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • juice and zest from one large lemon or two small lemons
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Directions

  • Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
  • Crumbs falling off of a bitten poppyseed muffin.

    Best muffin liners & pan

    Silicone liners are often praised for being the best muffin liners, but I think they are a pain to store and wash, so I just use paper liners. Not all paper muffin liners are the same. Some stick to the paper. Read reviews before picking up any old muffin liner brand.

    When it comes to muffin pans, look for a non-stick muffin pan. Wilton makes a decent non-stick muffin pan for a great price. But this USA Muffin Tray is also a favorite.

    A stack of lemon poppyseed muffins baked in liners.

    Storage information

    Before storing the muffins, allow them to cool completely, then put them in either an airtight container or ziploc bag. If you are worried they will stick together, place parchment paper between layers.

    Store them at room temperature for only a day. Any longer and they may start to dry out. For longer storage, put them in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days.

    You can freeze them in a freezer-safe container or bag for up to 3 months. Then pull out one or two at a time to thaw in the refrigerator or room temperature whenever you want a muffin!

    Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins: FAQS

    How to you keep the muffin from sticking to the liner?

    Besides using high quality muffin liners and muffin pans, spraying the muffin liner with a bit of cooking spray can help prevent the muffin from sticking to the liner. Make sure the muffins cool completely before peeling the liner away as well.

    Can butter be used instead of coconut oil?

    Yes! More butter can be used instead of coconut oil in this recipe.

    How do I keep poppyseeds from getting stuck in my teeth?

    It's hard to keep poppyseeds from getting stuck in your teeth, but here's some tips on how to dislodge them. Drink water right away and swish it around. Keep a toothpick or flosser handy.

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

    Servings: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 194
    Fat 17.2g
    Protein 5.6g
    Total Carbs 4.2g
    Net Carbs 2g

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