Grain Free Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Occasionally I will get a recipe idea in my head and it will stick there and bother me until it is made. A few weeks ago I was craaaaving some lemon poppy seed muffins and knew that I needed to make my own. Ever since Whole30 I have been trying to avoid grains as much as possible. So I made a grain free lemon poppy seed muffin with a lemon glaze that definitely cured all of my cravings!
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To make grain free baked goods like these grain free lemon poppy seed muffins I like to use almond flour because I think it gives baked goods the best possible consistency. The only problem with using almond flour for baked goods is that they can end up super dense. To make my lemon poppyseed muffins fluffy while still using almond flour I separate the egg yolks and whites. I whip up whites until they are fluffy and almost stiff. The fluffy egg whites add rise to the muffins as they bake.
You can see exactly how I make these grain free lemon poppy seed muffins in the video above. It might look like a lot of steps or ingredients, but it really is not too hard to put together these delicious, fluffy muffins. The most important kitchen tool you need to make these is a hand mixer. This is a tool that I added to my kitchen instead of getting a large stand mixer and I am so glad that I have it.
To make these grain free lemon poppy seed muffins combine the egg yolks with wet ingredients and then dry ingredients. Fluff the egg whites with a hand mixture and slowly fold them in with the rest of the batter. Then mix in poppy seeds and lemon zest and bake the muffins. Allow the muffins to cool after cooking and then dip them in a lemon glaze and top with more lemon zest. These grain free lemon poppy seed muffins are so delicious. As always, if you make them, please share with me on Instagram!