Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Almond Flour | Low Carb Poppy Seed Muffins

These Low Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with almond flour are light, moist and just perfectly tasty. Absolutely delicious, low carb, keto, and gluten-free .

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with almond flour

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Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Ricotta

When I made my delicious Keto Almond Carrot Cake recipe, it was so good that we ate it a little too quickly. So Roger asked me to please not make any for a while, since he’s trying to cut calories right now. I’m a very good person. I didn’t make any more of it.

So I just made Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Ricotta instead. Haha!

For this recipe, I used True Lemon in packets. I am not sure how much the True Lemon added to this, or whether I’d just try lemon juice next time, but what I do know is that the Ricotta makes it quite creamy and delicious.

I was surprised by their lightness and the crumb they yielded, which isn’t always easy with gluten-free baking.

  • Easy. Just mix all of the ingredients and bake.
  • Low Carb. Only 1 net carb per serving.
  • Gluten-Free. A great dessert for anyone with a gluten allergy.

How Do You Make Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins From Scratch?

  1. Put everything together in a bowl and beat until fluffy.
  2. Line a cupcake pan with silicone cupcake liners.
  3. Pour the batter into a muffin pan, making sure to distribute the batter evenly across the pan’s cups.
  4. Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes until done.
  5. Allow them to cool slightly before removing the liners.

Step 1: Put all ingredients together in a large bowl.

Ingredients for low carb keto lemon poppyseed muffins with almond flour in a bowl

Step 2: Look at those gorgeous eggs! I just had to show you the eggs.

Eggs being poured into a bowl of ingredients for keto muffins

Step 3: Beat until fluffy.

Mixer beaters in a bowl of keto dessert muffins mix

Step 4: Line a muffin pan with paper liners and divide the batter evenly.

Keto muffin batter being poured into muffin liners

Step 5: Bake at 350F for 35-40 minutes until done.

Divide the batter into 12 muffin cups

Step 6: Try not to eat them all by yourself. Sharing is caring!

Keto Lemon Ricotta Muffins with one broken open

Why Use Ricotta Cheese?

Basically what you are getting when using ricotta cheese is the moistness and fat. Acidity and fat combine together to help baking doughs rise. The lemon in this adds the requisite acidity. The ricotta cheese add some moistness and fat.

Using ricotta cheese is a nice change from using cream cheese or regular cream in a recipe. It also adds a slightly creamy mouthfeel feel that’s actually quite pleasant, which is especially enjoyable in this recipe.

Also, ricotta cheese is lower in carbs than cream cheese. And when you’re counting carbs in your diet, those little differences in carb content add up!

You might also enjoy my Keto Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake made in your Instant pot.

Another fantastic muffin recipe you should try is my Keto Blueberry Sour Cream Muffins recipe!

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Tips and Tricks for Making the Best Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

  1. You can check whether they’re done baking by inserting either a toothpick or a knife into the center of the muffin. If it comes out clean, they’re done.
  2. I used silicone cupcake liners so they’d pop out easily, but I suspect they might have anyway. However, I always err on the side of caution when baking, as no one wants their baked goods falling apart when taking them out of the pan!
  3. Though I used True Lemon packets in this recipe, I think lemon juice and lemon zest would do equally well. Feel free to experiment with it and let me know how it came out in the comments!
  4. Though this recipe is for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, you can use other flavors such as orange extract or almond to make the same basic recipe 100 different ways. The possibilities are limitless!

Watch the Video on Making Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Want More Low Carb Desserts?

So the next time you’re craving baked goods or Low Carb Desserts but want to avoid the carbs, whip up a fresh pan of these delicious Keto Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. I assure you you will not be disappointed!

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Ricotta

This Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins with Ricotta recipe makes perfectly light, moist and delicious muffins that you won’t believe are low carb!

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Course: Breakfast / Brunch, Desserts

Cuisine: American

Keyword: keto desserts, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Servings: 12 Muffins

Calories: 141kcal

Author: Urvashi Pitre

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix together all ingredients and beat well until fluffy.

  • Line a muffin pan with silicone cupcake liners.

  • Pour the batter into a muffin pan, dividing equally into 12 servings.

  • Bake at 350F for 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center emerges clean.

  • Cool slightly before removing from liners.

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  1. You can check whether they’re done baking by inserting either a toothpick or a knife into the center of the muffin. If it comes out clean, they’re done.
  2. I used silicone cupcake liners so they’d pop out easily, but I suspect they might have anyway. However, I always err on the side of caution when baking, as no one wants their baked goods falling apart when taking them out of the pan!
  3. Though I used True Lemon packets in this recipe, I think lemon juice and lemon zest would do equally well. Feel free to experiment with it and let me know how it came out in the comments!
  4. Though this recipe is for Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins, you can use other flavors such as orange extract or almond to make the same basic recipe 100 different ways. The possibilities are limitless!

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Nutrition

Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 1g

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Originally Published June 17, 2017

Don’t forget to check out my other Keto cookbooks.

Keto Instant Pot, Keto Fat Bombs, Sweets, & Treats, and Easy keto in 30 minutes.