Lemon Poppy Seed Protein Muffins
Yields: 8 muffins
These light muffins are full of bright lemon flavor, and they’re as tender as cupcakes! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, and reheat individual muffins for 10-14 seconds in the microwave.
  • ½ c + 2 tbsp (56g) coconut flour (measured correctly)
  • 1 tsp (3g) xanthan gum
  • ¾ tsp (2g) baking powder
  • ¾ tsp (2g) baking soda
  • ¼ tsp (2g) salt
  • 1 tbsp (8g) poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp (5g) lemon zest (about one medium)
  • 1 tbsp (14g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp (5mL) vanilla extract
  • ¼ c (60g) plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ c (60mL) agave
  • 2 tbsp (30mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice (about one medium)
  • ½ c (120mL) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 scoops (84g) Jamie Eason’s Lean Body® for Her vanilla protein powder
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F, and lightly coat 8 standard-sized muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Whisk together the coconut flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, salt, poppy seeds, and lemon zest in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and vanilla. Stir in the Greek yogurt until no large lumps remain. Stir in the agave, lemon juice, and almond milk. Mix in the protein powder. Add in the coconut flour mixture, stirring until fully incorporated. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups. Bake at 350°F for 21-24 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes before carefully turning out onto a wire rack.
Notes: Any milk (cow, soy, cashew, etc.) may be used in place of the almond milk.

These muffins freeze really nicely. To thaw quickly, place individual muffins in the microwave for 40-50 seconds on 40% power.

For more tips and answers to all other questions, including substitutions, see my Protein Powder Recipes: Tips & FAQ page.

{gluten-free, clean eating, low fat, low calorie, lower carb, high protein}
Recipe by Amy's Healthy Baking at https://amyshealthybaking.com/blog/2015/02/11/lemon-poppy-seed-protein-muffins/