If you know me at all or have followed me for a bit, you know that I love baking. I find it extremely therapeutic. Whether I’m overwhelmed in life, or just need a break, I put some good tunes on, pour a glass of wine / possibly kombucha depending on my mood, and I create. Which brings me to these insanely delicious GF Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins. Not too sweet, extremely moist, delicious, and honestly pretty filling - I’ll be making these again and again.
2 1/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup arrowroot flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup lemon juice (I was able to get this out of 2 large lemons)
Zest of 1-2 lemons
1/2 cup maple syrup + 1 Tb
1/4 cup coconut oil melted
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
3 tb poppy seeds
Honey + cinnamon to taste
Put on Jack Johnson or Lana Del Rey Spotify radio.
Pour yourself a glass of Haus on the rocks
Preheat the oven to 350
Get out a muffin tin, liners, measuring cups, a medium mixing bowl, a large mixing bowl, and the rest of your ingredients.
In one bowl, combine the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil (melted and cooled - I put it in the freezer for about 2 or 3 minutes to ensure it is fully cooled), lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract.
In the other bowl, mix together the dry ingredients: almond flour, arrowroot flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and poppy seeds.
Pour the dry batter into the wet batter and give it a taste. Option here to add a dash of cinnamon or a tsp or 2 of honey. You can also squeeze in a bit more lemon if you feel the need as well.
Pour into the tin liners about 3/4 of the way.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or so, using a toothpick to check on the insides while waiting for the outside to turn into a light golden crispy top.
As for the “icing”….you can really just make this up. The first time I did this with 1/4 cup of maple syrup and a tablespoon of coconut butter, which was really good, but reallllllly sweet. The second time I did less maple syrup and added a touch of honey and water and I think that was v good.
Make sure to let them cool down beforehand, or the icing will melt into them and they will be verrrrry sweet - but also still good AF.
Close your eyes, take a bite, and enjjjjjjoy.
Let me know how they turn out!!! Hope you’re swaying away in your kitchen feeling good, drinking well, and eating even better.
*(recipe adapted from KaleJunkie)