Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

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Lemon poppy seed muffins - Dr. Axe

Muffins are versatile and warming, and this lemon poppy seed muffins recipe is delicious and nutritious.

Trust me, these healthy lemon poppy seed muffins need to be made in your kitchen. They’re excellent for breakfast or dessert and are extremely easy to make with nutritious ingredients.

Using goat milk yogurt adds protein and creaminess and is usually better tolerated by the body than cow’s milk. The gluten-free flour also keeps this Paleo-friendly and means those with a gluten intolerance can enjoy it, too.

Key Ingredients

Many lemon poppy seed muffins recipes can pile up the calories pretty quickly with less-than-ideal ingredients. Not these.

I keep mine nutritious thanks to some of these key players:

  • Coconut sugar — Instead of refined sugar, coconut sugar helps cut back on the negative effects of sugar while providing some additional benefits for the gut.
  • Eggs — As the basis of most baking recipes, the benefits of eggs include packing a protein punch that supports skin, eye, heart and brain health.
  • Gluten-free flour — To keep these lemon poppy seed muffins friendly for those with celiac or gluten intolerance, gluten-free flour does the trick. It’s easier on the gut so baking can truly be for everyone.
  • Poppy seeds — You can’t make a poppy seed muffin without poppy seeds, and that’s a good thing thanks to all poppy seeds nutrition has to offer. Low in carbs but high in manganese, fiber, healthy fats, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, poppy seeds bump the flavor and nutrition.
  • Lemons — A vitamin C powerhouse, the benefits of lemons include boosting immunity, protecting the heart, combating disease, preventing kidney stones, increasing iron absorption and improving skin health.

How to Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Let’s get these gluten-free lemon poppy seed muffins in the oven.

Lemon poppyseed muffins step 1 - Dr. Axe

Speaking of the oven, preheat it to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a bowl, cream together the milk and coconut sugar — so much better than refined white sugar.

Lemon poppyseed muffins step 2 - Dr. Axe

Then slowly add in the egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Then, in a separate bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, and add in the poppy seed and lemon zest.

Please use fresh lemon zest — it gives these lemon poppy seed muffins their distinctive flavor and tastes so good!

Next, combine all the mixtures together — slowly, stirring continuously, letting the ingredients meld together without overworking the batter.

Add in the yogurt, lemon juice and vanilla to the whole mix. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form, and then fold these into the batter.

The eggs keep these healthy lemon poppy seed muffins light and fluffy.

Lemon poppyseed muffins step 4 - Dr. Axe

Finally, fill the lined muffin tins, and bake for 20–25 minutes.

Lemon poppyseed muffins recipe - Dr. Axe

How simple was it to make these lemon poppy seed muffins? They’re excellent to serve at brunch, on special occasions or to take into the office — or just to enjoy with the family!

I know you’ll love these lemon poppy seed muffins as much as I do.

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Lemon poppy seed muffins - Dr. Axe

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe


  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

These healthy lemon poppy seed muffins are delicious for breakfast or dessert and are extremely easy to make with nutritious ingredients.


Ingredients

Scale
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1⅓ cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 34 tablespoons poppyseeds
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup goat milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg yolks one at time and mix well after each addition.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients, poppy seed and lemon zest.
  5. Combine all mixtures but add them together slowly, mixing continuously.
  6. Add yogurt, lemon juice and vanilla.
  7. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form and fold them into muffin batter.
  8. Fill lined muffin tins and bake for 20–25 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Category: Breads & Muffins, Breakfasts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 61g
  • Calories: 176
  • Sugar: 6.4g
  • Sodium: 119mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.4g
  • Fiber: 1.9g
  • Protein: 3.4g
  • Cholesterol: 49mg

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Total Time

35 minutes

Serves

12

Diet Type

,

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅔ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1⅓ cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 3-4 tablespoons poppyseeds
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup goat milk yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  3. Add egg yolks one at time and mix well after each addition.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients, poppyseed and lemon zest.
  5. Combine all mixtures but add them together slowly, mixing continuously.
  6. Add yogurt, lemon juice and vanilla.
  7. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form and fold them into muffin batter.
  8. Fill lined muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.

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