Muffins have always been a favorite snack or breakfast. These Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins are a great substitute for the high carb variety you often see in stores. Tons of bright fresh flavor and low in carbs means it fits into your daily macros with ease!
Keto/Low Carb Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
I’ve been craving muffins lately. First, I made Keto/Low Carb Mixed Berry Muffins, so I started thinking about other flavors of muffins I love, and Lemon Poppy Seed came to mind. Since I had already tweaked the basic muffin recipe, I just needed to experiment with how much lemon zest and lemon juice to add. There is a fine line between the perfect amount and a tad too much.
We ate these Keto/Low Carb Lemon Poppyseed Muffins the rest of the week for breakfast. I warmed them up each morning in the air fryer then served them with a big slice of butter on top and bacon. In fact, my three-year-old woke up asking for more ‘lemony muffins’ this morning, so it looks like it’s time to bake more. Depending on how big your family is you may want to double the recipe to make a big batch. This recipe is very simple and comes together so quickly.
How to Make Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
You can feel free to scroll down to print the recipe in full. Below, I have included a step-by-step picture tutorial for those who prefer the visual tips!
Don’t these look delicious?
Start with 6 eggs and beat well. I promise these Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins won’t be eggy. Keto friendly flours bake very differently than regular gluten filled flour and require more moisture.
I’ve been testing different keto friendly sweeteners. I tested this recipe using equal parts Monk Fruit and Swerve granulated and really enjoyed the outcome. I think it helped take away some of the cooling effect .
Add softened cream cheese. ( I popped it in the microwave.)
Add salt, baking powder, and vanilla.
Zest two lemons.
This citrus squeezer makes this job much easier.
Add coconut flour. I have people ask all the time if they can substitute almond flour for coconut flour. You can, but it is not a 1:1 substitution. It is more like 1/4 cup coconut flour to 1 cup almond flour. I haven’t personally tested any recipes with almond flour at this time.
Add melted butter.
Add lemon zest and lemon juice.
Finally, add poppy seeds.
Mix everything one last time.
Fill muffin tins and bake in a 350-degree oven for 25-30 minutes.
Serve piping hot with butter.
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Keto/Low Carb Poppy Seed Muffins
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Melt butter.
- Beat eggs, Swerve, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, salt, and baking powder until combined.
- Add melted butter, and coconut flour, lemon zest, lemon juice, and poppy seeds to the mixture and beat again until combined.
- Pour batter into lined muffin pans. I've been using parchment paper muffin liners that I bought on Amazon (here) and love them!
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until tops are just beginning to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
More Keto Recipes
I know you are going to love my delicious keto lemon poppyseed muffins recipe. If you haven’t yet, make sure to also bookmark our Keto Recipe Index. Use this index to search all of our best keto-friendly recipes. Start with my personal favorites linked below!
- Keto Chocolate Cheesecake Muffins
- Keto Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
- Keto Pumpkin Bread Recipe
- Keto Lemon Bread Recipe