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lemon poppy seed muffins on cooling rack

Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (with Cassava Flour)

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 muffins 1x


These paleo lemon poppy seed muffins are made with cassava flour, yogurt and fresh lemon.  They are soft, fluffy and delicious - the perfect paleo muffin!




Glaze (optional)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with 8 paper muffin liners, set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.  This includes the cassava flour, coconut flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients.  This includes the yogurt, eggs, honey, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.
  5. Pour the dry mixture into the wet mixture and whisk until well combined.
  6. Let the batter sit for 30 seconds - it will fluff up.
  7. Stir the batter a couple times with a spatula (do not over-mix)*** then scoop it into the lined muffin pan.
  8. Place the muffins in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.
  9. Cool the muffins for 5 minutes in the baking pan, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack.


  1. In a small dish, combine all glaze ingredients.  Mix until smooth.
  2. Spoon glaze onto cooled muffins.


*For best results, measure cassava flour and coconut flour by weight.  I recommend Otto's Cassava Flour, as it bakes better than any other brand.

**Any type of yogurt should work.  I've tested these muffins with Kitehill's coconut milk yogurt (a great nut free, dairy free option).  A grass fed cow's milk yogurt should work well too.

***It is important to let the batter rest a few seconds, then stir it gently with a spatula to get the right texture.  The muffins won't bake properly if you skip these steps!

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