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This recipe is one of my Instagram finds. As usually happens, I tweaked it here and there to put my bent on it. I’ve made can you buy diflucan at walmart them a couple of times and they turn out perfectly. A nice rise to the muffins, not too dense and good lemony crunch.  I’m thinking of using it as a base recipe to try other flavours – orange and chocolate maybe?

Lemon and Poppy Seed Muffins

Gluten-free, low sugar, dairy-free, grain-free, wheat-free


  • 1 cup (100g) almond meal (I made my own in the Thermomix)
  • ½ tsp baking powder (gluten free if required)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup rice malt syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6-8 drops Pure Lemon Essential Oil (or 2tblsp fresh lemon juice)
  • 1 tblsp lemon zest (optional – l left it out but sure it would be great with it)
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 ½ tblsp poppy seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Whisk almond meal and baking powder in a bowl.
  3. Add eggs, syrup, vanilla and lemon and mix till combined.
  4. Add coconut oil and poppy seeds and mix well.
  5. Spoon mixture into mini muffin pan (greased)
  6. Bake at 180C for 15-18mins or until golden brown.
  7. Let cool completely before removing from pan.

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