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Last Updated on November 29, 2020

paleo lemon poppy seed muffins Gluten Free


I didn’t have a muffin until I was a teenager.  My Filipina mother had no idea what a muffin was at the time but somehow we finally managed to get her to buy some Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins from the bakery in the commissary.

Please believe my sisters, brother and I demolished that package in 2 seconds flat.  I barely remember the flavor only that it was good and sweet.  I had forgotten about this recipe but I’m so glad I was able to piece it together again.  The flavor and texture  remind me of that first time all over again.

paleo lemon poppy seed muffins Gluten Free


This paleo muffin is so moist with the perfect hint of sweet and lemon.  I ate three and thankfully my son and husband polished off the rest.   You can bake this directly in your muffin tin.  To do this simply grease the pan well and reduce the cooking time by 5 minutes.

Paleo Muffin Poppy Seed Gluten Free
Yield: 9

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cup Juice of 1 medium lemon, about 1/4 and zest the rind, about 1 1/2 tbsp
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice, almond, coconut, etc


  1. In a small bowl combine the coconut flour, baking soda and poppy seeds.
  2. In a small pan on your stove top, melt the coconut oil. Next add in the lemon juice and rind and keep warm for 1 minute to help release the oils from the rind.
  3. Then add in the vanilla and honey and let cool.
  4. Lastly add the milk and eggs to the liquid mixture and combine with the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into muffins tins and bake at 325 for 20 - 25 mnutes.

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paleo lemon poppy seed muffins Gluten Free

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Sunday 6th of August 2017

Can I substitute chia seeds for poppy seeds?

Kelly Bejelly

Tuesday 8th of August 2017

yep, enjoy hun!


Saturday 26th of March 2016

Thank you for this amazing recipe! These came out perfect! I am going to experiment making this into a cake, tripling the recipe for a double layer and making a lemon coconut cream frosting. Wish me luck;)


Sunday 15th of May 2016

Keep us posted, Lindsay. Let us know your recipe for the icing, please!


Sunday 15th of May 2016

I can see these lemon poppy seed muffins becoming a favorite. Just need to get lemons and poppy seeds. :) Thanks!!

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 2nd of May 2016

Yeah! So glad you loved it Lindsay!


Sunday 28th of February 2016

Are these muffins freezable & would they defrost well ?

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 29th of February 2016

Yes Monica! You can freeze them hun :)


Saturday 20th of February 2016

do these muffins freeze & reheat well? what about the paleo southern bisquits do they freeze & reheat well ?

Kelly Bejelly

Sunday 20th of March 2016

You can freeze these Monica :)


Sunday 16th of March 2014

I'm really excited to try these! But I'm having a frustrating time trying to screenshot the recipe on my ipad & phone before a million pop ups appear that I can't get rid of :(

Kelly Bejelly

Monday 17th of March 2014

I just disabled my mailing list sign up on mobile devices so you shouldn't have this issue anymore. Sorry hun!

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