Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

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Some days you just need a little low-carb treat without the guilt. Enter our popular keto lemon poppy seed muffins. They’re delicious, moist, and never dry.

Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Recipe. This easy cupcake recipe is a delicious sugar free and gluten free treat. They are sweet, zesty and healthy.
Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Recipe

These low-carb muffins are fluffy and moist with a subtle citrus zing; the lemon frosting takes this humble keto snack to a new level.

Want more cupcakes? Head to our Ultimate Low-Carb Cupcake Recipe for the perfect chocolate and vanilla cupcake.

Ingredients

  • Muffin Ingredients
  • 2 cups of Almond Flour
  • 2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
  • 1/3 cup of Erythritol (regular granulated)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup of Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon of Poppy Seeds
  • 1 Lemon, zest, and juice
  • Lemon Frosting Ingredients
  • 4 ounces of Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup of Powdered Erythritol
  • 2 tablespoons of Heavy Cream

How To Make Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

How to make Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. This easy recipe is a healthy, gluten free and sugar free keto snack recipe.
How to make Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/355F.
  2. Place all cupcake ingredients into your stand mixer and mix on medium for 3 minutes, until combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into 12 holes of a muffin tin lined with cupcake papers. Fill each paper ¾ full.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  5. Cool the cupcakes on a cake rack.
  6. While the cupcakes are cooling, place the butter and lemon juice in your stand mixer.
  7. Mix on low while adding the Powdered Erythritol by a spoonful. Add the cream.
  8. Mix on medium until the ingredients are fluffy and pale.
  9. Gently spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe it onto your cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!
Lemon poppy seed muffins.

Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Some days you just need a break from chocolate, enter our Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. They are a fluffy and moist cake with a lovely citrus zing, and the Lemon Frosting takes our humble cupcake to a whole new refreshing level.

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Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Gerri

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Ingredients

Cupcake

  • 2 cups Almond Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/3 cup Erythritol normal granulated not powdered
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Poppy Seeds
  • 1 whole Lemon zest and juice (use the whole lemon)

Frosting

  • 4 ounces Unsalted Butter unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Erythritol
  • 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C/355F.
  • Place all cupcake ingredients into your stand mixer and mix on medium for 3 minutes, until combined.
    2 cups Almond Flour, 2 teaspoons Baking Powder, 1/3 cup Erythritol, 2 large Eggs, 1 cup Sour Cream, 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract, 1 tablespoon Poppy Seeds, 1 whole Lemon
  • Spoon the mixture into 12 holes of a muffin tin, lined with cupcake papers. Fill each paper ¾ full.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  • Cool the cupcakes on a cake rack.
  • While the cupcakes are cooling, place the butter and lemon juice in your stand mixer.
    4 ounces Unsalted Butter, 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Mix on low while adding the Powdered Erythritol by the spoonful. Add the cream.
    1/2 cup Powdered Erythritol, 2 tablespoons Heavy Cream
  • Mix on medium until the ingredients fluffy and pale.
  • Gently spoon the mixture into a piping bag and pipe onto your cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!

Notes

 
STORING: Store lemon poppy seed muffins in a plastic container for up to 5 days. They are not suitable for freezing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
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Easy Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe

How To Store Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Store lemon poppy seed muffins in a plastic container for up to 5 days. They are not suitable for freezing.

Our muffins, cupcake recipes (and other baked goods) are made ketogenic because we use select low-carb keto flour substitutes.

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Adjust the servings in the recipe card above to make a larger batch of this Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Keto Muffins recipe.

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25 thoughts on “Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins Recipe”

  1. These sound so good. But I have kidney issues (which is why I can’t do keto) and am looking for low carb recipes, almonds/almond flour is very bad for my issues can I use coconut flour instead

    Reply
    • Hello Anita, sorry to hear that. Coconut flour won’t work for this recipe, but you can search “coconut flour in the search bar and quite a few will show up. Here is one you might like, Coconut Macaroons.

      Reply
  2. Hi Shannon,

    Changing the flour and crushing the poppy seeds are 100% the reason why the recipe failed. If you want the cupcakes to come out successfully, I would recommend following the recipe exactly.

    Reply
    • Hi Zeytin,

      I don’t recommend using chia seeds for this recipe as they react differently to poppy seeds and will change the texture of the cake.

      Reply
  3. 5 stars
    Just finished making these and they are so delishious!if I only use erythritol does that bring the carb count down?

    Reply
    • Hi Mary,

      Glad you like them! Natvia is pretty similar to plain erythritol, it wouldn’t make a noticeable difference to the carb count.

      Reply
  4. 5 stars
    I make these all the time now, they are amazing. Yesterday I added raspberry extract and now they are like a raspberry lemonade, so yummy. I changed the frosting to cream cheese rather than butter and I add more poopy seeds. I use swerve as my sugar. I’m going to keep changing up the flavors to see what else is tasty, I was thinking of trying a banana extract with some nuts instead next time.

    Reply
  5. 5 stars
    Would I be able to substitute lemon zest for almond extract to get something closer to the poppy seed muffins that aren’t lemon? Or is the zest somehow part of the structural integrity of the muffin? (Like, does the citrus cause a reaction to help them rise or something like that)

    Reply
    • Hi Brittany,

      The lemon zest is purely included for flavor and substituting will not affect the structure. I’d love to hear how almond ones turn out!

      Reply
  6. If I wanted to make in a loaf pan, how long would you recommend to bake? Also if I only have powdery/granular sweetener do you think that would be ok for the frosting or do I need to seek out icing style?

    Reply
    • Hi Kim,

      I would recommend seeking out a powered or confectioners sweetener for the frosting as granulated sweetener won’t dissolve

      For a loaf pan, I would recommend dropping the temperature to 170C/340F and baking for 30 minutes to start with and monitor closely until it is cooked through. I estimate that it would take 50 minutes to cook through, but it’s better to keep an eye on it and have it turn out perfect. Let us know how it goes.

      Gerri

      Reply
    • Hi Chelly,

      We use either xylitol, liquid stevia, erythritol or Natvia (erythritol and stevia blend) interchangeably in each recipe. Just beware that both liquid stevia and xylitol are sweeter than the others and xylitol is also toxic to pets. I hope that answers your question.

      Gerri

      Reply
  7. 5 stars
    I made these with granular and powdered erythritol and they were so good! Very lemony and zesty, next time I may even add more poppy seeds and lemon zest.

    Reply

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