Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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New muffin recipe time! My kids love muffins. After a while, they get tired of eggs for breakfast and are always excited for muffins. And they love them at all times of the day. They make a great snack mid-morning, after school, or after sports. Apple cinnamon muffins are a fall favorite, but when spring rolls around, I’m always in the mood for something a bit brighter. These lemon poppy seed muffins fit the bill.

Coconut Flour Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

I tend to use coconut flour for all my muffin recipes. We don’t use a lot of grains in our house, so coconut flour is my go-to. The muffins are always a little denser than muffins made with traditional flour, but coconut flour still bakes up into a nice soft muffin.

One thing to keep in mind is that coconut flour acts like a sponge. It’ll gradually soak up the moisture in the batter, so you have to give it time to work. Don’t immediately freak out if the batter seems all wrong. Give the coconut flour a few minutes to work, and then give it another stir. If the batter still seems too wet, add a couple of tablespoons more coconut flour and wait again. If it seems too dry, add a splash of milk and stir.

Bright, Fresh, Zingy Lemons!

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors. I like it so well that I sometimes drink warm lemon water in the morning instead of coffee. However, I also use lemons in a lot of the food I make. I will frequently use lemon alongside garlic, another favorite in our family.

Some of my favorite ways to use lemon juice are:

More frequently than I use lemon juice, I use the peel of the lemon. I whip out my Microplane (one of the handiest kitchen tools ever) and finely grate just the peel–also called zest– into whatever I’m making. The peels of citrus fruits contain oil and pack a more citrusy punch than the juice does. 

I use lemon zest in:

All this talk of lemons has made me hungry for a lemon meringue pie–maybe a Wellness Mama recipe of that is up next…

lemon poppy seed muffins

Coconut Flour Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

A quick and easy grain-free muffin recipe with a nice zing of lemon.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Calories 131kcal
Author Katie Wells






  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Grease a muffin tin.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, baking soda, lemon zest, poppy seeds, and salt.
  • Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, melted coconut oil, and lemon juice.
  • Make a well in the center of the coconut flour mixture and pour in the egg mixture.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Let sit for 5 minutes to allow the coconut flour to absorb the liquid.
  • Divide the batter between the wells of the muffin tin.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges and set in the middle.


Nutrition Facts
Coconut Flour Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 181mg8%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 99IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Brands of coconut flour vary in their absorption power – if your muffin batter seems too wet, add a little coconut flour. If it seems too dry, add a splash of milk.

Will you try lemon poppy seed muffins? What’s your favorite muffin flavor?

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About Katie Wells

Katie Wells, CTNC, MCHC, Founder of Wellness Mama and Co-founder of Wellnesse, has a background in research, journalism, and nutrition. As a mom of six, she turned to research and took health into her own hands to find answers to her health problems. WellnessMama.com is the culmination of her thousands of hours of research and all posts are medically reviewed and verified by the Wellness Mama research team. Katie is also the author of the bestselling books The Wellness Mama Cookbook and The Wellness Mama 5-Step Lifestyle Detox.


4 responses to “Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins”

  1. Rosa Debroy Avatar
    Rosa Debroy

    If I use almond flour, will the proportions be the same?

  2. Nicole Frausto Avatar
    Nicole Frausto

    Hi Katie,
    thanks for this recipe. I tried it this morning and the batter was really dry.
    I wasnt sure if this was the way it was supposed to be so I added a couple splashes of milk to get a more batter consistency.
    The muffins were still a bit strange in texture. Im going to try again and see if maybe I missed something. My oven also could be off and the temperature maybe needs to be adjusted. I was really excited for this breakfast since my kids too get tired of eggs and want other things to eat.

    1. Jamie Larrison Avatar

      Coconut flour does have a different texture to it than wheat flour or even nut flours like almond. Some brands seem to be more drying than others. You may need to use a little less coconut flour next time, although I’ve found coconut flour muffin batter is often thicker than typical muffin batter.

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