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Grain-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Moist, fluffy, perfectly sweet Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins make for a delicious healthy breakfast or snack. These grain-free lemon poppy seed muffins are refined sugar-free and dairy-free and are a true delight!

Grain-free lemon poppy seed muffins on a cutting board with a mug of tea in the background, ready to eat.

Classic lemon poppy seed muffins have been one of my favorites since I was a kid.

I’m all about the citrus spunk with the tiny poppy seed pop. Plus, sinking my teeth into a homemade baked good? There’s nothing better!

These healthy grain-free lemon poppy seed muffins are lower in added sugar and are low-carb relative to traditional muffins.

But they taste positively glorious!

Lemon poppy seed muffins sitting in a muffin tray, fresh out of the oven.

Grain-free and gluten-free baked goods can get a bad rap for having inferior taste or texture to baked goods made with regular all-purpose flour.

But I’m here to report that doesn’t need to be the case.

With careful formulation, gluten-free muffins can be just as delicious as muffins made with wheat flour.

Ingredients For Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins:

A combination of almond flour, coconut flour, and tapioca flour makes these lemon poppy seed muffins super soft and tender. You’d never know they were gluten-free.

Keeping the recipe dairy-free and refined sugar-free, I used Almond Breeze unsweetened almond milk and pure maple syrup.

All things considered, these grain-free lemon poppy seed muffins are a nice wholesome alternative to traditional lemon poppy seed muffins.

They are also paleo-friendly.

grain-free lemon poppy seed muffins fresh out of the oven sitting on a cutting board with a mug of tea and fresh lemons to the side.

Now that we’re familiar with the simple ingredients for this easy muffin recipe, let’s bake a batch of healthy lemon poppy seed muffins!

How to Make Grain-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins:

As usual with my baked treats, I whizzed up the muffin batter for this recipe in my blender.

Simply add all of the ingredients in no particular order to a high-speed blender, blend, then bake in a muffin tin lined with muffin papers.

As an alternative, you can use a mixing bowl and an electric mixer to make the muffin batter if you prefer.

Just know these muffins come together super quickly, and they’re about as addicting as a watching YouTube videos of small animals sneezing.

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Get your mitts on a muffin.

lemon poppy seed muffins on a wooden cutting board with a bite taken out of one of them.

Grain-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Grain-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are zesty, perfectly sweet, moist and amazing!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
9 muffins


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil**
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 12-hole muffin tray with muffin liners (or lightly spray the holes with cooking oil spray).
  • Add all of the ingredients for the muffins to a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in the lemon poppy seeds.
  • Pour muffin batter into the muffin holes, filling them ¾ of the way up.
  • Bake on the center rack of the oven for 23 to 25 minutes, or until muffins are golden-brown on top. Baked goods are fully cooked once they have reached an internal temperature of 190 degrees Fahrenheit. You can verify the doneness of the muffins by inserting an instant read thermometer into one of them.
  • Allow muffins to cool to room temperature before peeling off the muffin liner and devouring (Note: if you don’t allow muffins to cool, they will stick to the muffin liner).


*regular cow's milk, oat milk, or any non-dairy milk you like works here.
**Use olive oil or melted coconut oil instead of avocado oil if you'd like.


Serving: 1Muffin (of 9)Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 10gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 294mgFiber: 5gSugar: 3g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free lemon poppy seed muffins, gluten-free muffin recipes, grain-free lemon poppy seed muffins, healthy lemon poppy seed muffins, healthy muffin recipes, paleo lemon poppy seed muffins
Servings: 9 muffins
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Julia

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Thursday 16th of March 2023

These are absolutely super delicious Thank you


Sunday 19th of March 2023

Wahoo! Lemon poppy seed is one of my favorite go-tos as well. So thrilled you enjoy them too! xo


Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Hey, Julia!

I found this recipe through FabFitFun today, and I’m doing Whole30! Perfect timing! That’s what I’m talkin’ about! Can I omit the maple syrup or replace it with something else?


Sunday 24th of May 2020

Hi Sarah! You can replace the pure maple syrup with honey, coconut nectar, or a zero-calorie sweetener. If you replace it with a granulated sweetener, just be sure to add a little liquid, like oil or coconut milk to offset the loss of liquid ;)

Alyssa Carrera

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017

I am so glad I found this!! I make your crepes ALL THE TIME (except I add melted butter... shhhh). I trust you! I trust your taste buds and your abilities, lady. And let's be honest.... muffins made with JUST coconut flour...? Ew. My opinion. You have that ratio right and I know it!


Saturday 17th of December 2016

I'm on a crazy diet for Lyme disease- no gluten, corn, or soy. No red meet or dairy. And no sugar. I'm glad I found your website! I made the lemon poppy seed muffins and they are so moist and good! Just the right amount of lemon tartness and easy to make! Thank you!


Sunday 18th of December 2016

Hi Tory,

I'm so glad you like the muffins, and I'm so sorry to hear about the Lyme. One of my very close friends has been struggling with Lyme disease for a number of years and she always feels better when she eliminates certain inflammatory foods, too, particularly gluten and sugar. It was a rough transition for her at first but she seems to have her restricted diet habits down pat now. Still, it's hard to see the effects when she does veer from her restricted diet. My warmest wishes go out to you, and thank you so much for giving your feedback! xo


Thursday 21st of January 2016

Nutrition facts??


Thursday 21st of January 2016

Hi Tiff, I don't provide nutrition facts for my recipes. You can use a free calorie counter, such as MyFitnessPal to plug in the ingredients list in order to get the nutrition profile. :)

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