Paleo/Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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Paleo/Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins will give a refreshing start to your day! Full of good for you ingredients and completely gluten free, these paleo muffins will not only fill you up, but they'll leave you feeling great. An awesome paleo breakfast recipe!

If you haven’t figured it out yet,  I have a major baked goods addiction. Muffins, cakes and cookies were the hardest things to give up when I went paleo. After 3 months of no baked goods at all, I decided to start experimenting with new, paleo friendly baking ingredients and see if I could find something to replace the over processed baked goods that I missed so much! One of those was lemon poppy seed muffins, these are like crack to me, I love anything lemon and not being able to have my muffins with breakfast was killing me. So like any good addict, I found a way to get what I want, just in a healthier way 🙂 Now you can share in my triumph and treat yourself to some occasional muffin goodness!

Paleo/Gluten Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
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  • 2 cups almond flour or sunflower seed flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup milk (any kind will do, I used raw milk for these, but coconut milk is just as good)
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine everything in a mixing bowl.
  3. Stir well.
  4. Gently fold in the poppy seeds.
  5. Scoop batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.


Yum! Happy Baking!


  1. says

    In the almost six years that my family has been gluten-free and dairy-free (and more recently, Paleo), I have been on a quest to find the perfect lemon poppyseed muffin. I have made probably a hundred lemon poppyseed muffin recipes and they never stack up…ever. Yours is different. It is so moist and so tart that I could live on these muffins every day for the rest of my life. Thank YOU!!

    • says

      LOL!! I never noticed that! Don’t add blueberries 🙂

      You caught me, I copied and pasted the instructions from my blueberry muffins and forgot to exclude the blueberries. I’m going to blame it on the kids, surely they must have distracted me 😉

      I have removed the blueberries from the instructions, thanks for letting me know Krissy 🙂

  2. says

    I’m always looking for alternative flours to bake with, I’ve used almond flour and usually add another flour with it. I’d love to try this muffin recipe, it sounds delicious with the lemon flavor and poppy seeds. Thanks for sharing it with Foodie Friends Friday Party this week. I’ve pinned/shared.

    We look forward to seeing you again next week.
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