Healthy 1 Minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

This healthy lemon poppyseed muffin takes just one minute to make in the microwave but also comes with a tested oven option too! It’s light and fluffy on the inside while being tender on the outside- A naturally gluten free, paleo and sugar free recipe with a tested vegan option too! 

Healthy 1 minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin- Moist and fluffy on the inside and tender on the outside, these have NO butter, oil or sugar in them but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

It’s the first group round-up of 2016!!!!

I’m back again with the crew (Linds, Julia, Sarah, Kylie and Borat Alexis!) to share recipes surrounding a particular theme! This month, we got a little bit sour and went with CITRUS!

To be completely honest, I’ve never been the biggest fan of citrus in sweet recipes. I’m all for lemon/lime in my savory dishes (hello, salmon!) but sweet- It’s a whole new ball game. Last year went I went through my ‘recreate Starbucks recipes’ phase, I did share an iced lemon pound cake but since then?

Nada. 

Healthy 1 minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin- Moist and fluffy on the inside and tender on the outside, these have NO butter, oil or sugar in them but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

The other day, I had plans to go hiking with a friend in West Hollywood. I didn’t time myself well and skipped breakfast. I clearly couldn’t even walk, let alone hike UP A HILL for several hours with no sustenance so I stopped at a gas station nearby to grab a breakfast sandwich or something.

They didn’t have any BUT they did have these bakery style muffins. I asked the service operator if these were freshly made he pretty much laughed. Clearly they weren’t homemade but they were giant and looked amazing so I got one. I thought I choose the apple cinnamon one but on closer inspection, it was lemon poppyseed. 

Fail. Bloody. Whale.

I didn’t want to go back in questioning this man’s muffins so I ripped it open, dug in and polished the entire thing off in 5 minutes flat. I don’t think I’d ever had such a good packaged muffin in my life- It was sweet, fluffy and tender! I kicked myself for scoffing at lemons and baked goods together! I took a look at the ingredients and…….well, my sister’s definition of packaged banana bread would be handy here- It was totally a fake muffin made up solely of butter, sugar and flour. 

THAT WAS IT. 

The moral of the story? Eat gas station muffins. 

You will OWN the mountains when you hike them after. Just saying.

Just saying.

Healthy 1 minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin- Moist and fluffy on the inside and tender on the outside, these have NO butter, oil or sugar in them but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Okay, so this faux lemon poppyseed muffin inspired today’s recipe because while delicious, I totally needed to give it a healthy makeover without sacrificing on taste! Before sharing this delicious 1 minute lemon poppyseed muffin, let’s see what my friends have on their citric palates!

Alexis shares these Lemon Coconut Baked Oatmeal Cups

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Julia shares this Mandarin Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

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Sarah shares this Orange Avocado Smoothie 

Orange Avocado Smoothie 6

Lindsay shares these small batch Lemon Raspberry Bars 

Raspberry Lemon Bars 5

Kylie shares this Grapefruit Baked Oatmeal with Walnut Streusel 

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Now for my recipe….

A delicious, healthy 1 minute lemon poppyseed muffin

This healthy 1 minute lemon poppyseed muffin is light and fluffy on the inside, while being tender on the outside- You’d seriously think it was one of those gas station bakery style muffins! Unlike traditional muffins, these have no butter, oil, white flour or sugar in the entire recipe- NADA! It takes less than 5 minutes to prep and if you use a microwave, a simple one minute zap and you’re done. For those without a microwave, check out the toaster oven/oven option- That works just as well. This muffin is also suitable for those following a gluten free, paleo and sugar free lifestyle, and comes with a tested vegan option too!

HACK! Make a cheeky coconut butter ‘frosting’ on top and add a little lemon juice to it- It helps the icing stick to the muffin, while sticking with the theme.

Get it? 

Healthy 1 minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin- Moist and fluffy on the inside and tender on the outside, these have NO butter, oil or sugar in them but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

Make this healthy 1 minute lemon poppyseed muffin and I think I owe the citrus in desserts combo an apology.

You’ve won me over. 

Healthy 1 Minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin
Serves 1
This healthy lemon poppyseed muffin takes just one minute to make in the microwave but also comes with a tested oven option too! It's moist and fluffy on the inside while being tender on the outside- A naturally gluten free, paleo and sugar free recipe with a tested vegan option too!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 T almond flour
  2. 1 1/2 T coconut flour, sifted
  3. 1-2 T granulated sweetener of choice (I used a stevia blend)*
  4. 1 tsp poppy seeds
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/2-1 tsp lemon zest (can use a citrus zest)
  7. 1 large egg or egg white (sub for 1 flax egg to keep it vegan)
  8. 1 T + dairy free milk of choice**
  9. Drop lemon extract
For the optional glaze
  1. 1 T coconut butter
  2. 1 T granulated sweetener of choice
  3. 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  4. 1 T dairy free milk of choice
For the microwave option
  1. In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut flour, granulated sweetener of choice, poppy seeds and baking powder and mix well.
  2. In a separate small bowl, combine the dairy free milk with the egg (or flax egg) and whisk with the lemon extract. Add the mixture to the dry mixture and mix until just combined.
  3. Grease a large mug or cereal bowl and pour the batter in it and microwave for at least 50 seconds, depending on the microwave.
  4. While it's cooling, make the icing by mixing all ingredients and drizzle over the top.
For the oven option
  1. Follow directions as above but bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. * Adjust to desired sweetness- I prefer my glaze to be sweeter than the cake
  2. ** Depending on the coconut flour you use, you may need less/more. Adjust accordingly
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Healthy 1 minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin- Moist and fluffy on the inside and tender on the outside, these have NO butter, oil or sugar in them but you'd never tell- Oven option too! {vegan, gluten free, paleo recipe}- thebigmansworld.com

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56 thoughts on “Healthy 1 Minute Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

  1. A completely comprehensible moral of a funny backstory, a sticky pun (which made me giggle) and a delicious looking muffin in the end. There are worse ways to start a Thursday morning!

    I love citrus in general. I add it to most of my spicy dishes. And I don’t hate it in desserts either. Hello Lemon Pound Cake, Key Lime Pie and Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins :-D…. Okay I think I am just really greedy in general 😛

    I fuel my hiking with complaints!

  2. I’m not a huge fan of citrus baked goods or desserts either but I love lemon poppy seed muffins, especially the giant ones from costco! Except the ones from costco are like 1000 calories and should not be eaten daily so i’d much rather stick to this version!

  3. Ahhhhhh Lemon Poppy Seed! The most underrated baked good flavor! I am such a big fan so it makes me sad that more people don’t go for lemony baked desserts. Happy you’re showing it some love today! Is almond flour the same as almond meal? If not, can coconut flour be used to replace the almond flour?

  4. I’ve never been a fan of lemon flavoured things, but these sound divine!! So quick and easy….I’ll definitely give these a try 🙂 When I go on hikes, I make sure to pack apple slices and nut butter!

  5. I love it Arman! I just now made it with a couple of modifications. I was out of poppy seeds, so I left them out. I was too lazy to zest a lemon so I used about 1/8 tsp. lemon extract. I used 1 Tb. coconut sugar and a little stevia. It’s wonderful! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. I’m not actually a fan of citrus in general… At least I always say that, whenever David gives me a try of something citrusy I often like it! But if you placed this front of me right now I would happily tuck in – because I can’t imagine you making something I wouldn’t like! 🙂
    Hiking fuel = jerky and dates, the best snack combo!

  7. Arman, I’ve never seen a mug muffin so I love this!!! and lemon + poppyseed is winning! I just watched your videos with GiGiEatsCelebrities. . you are the cutest!!!! So, are you living in LA now?

  8. I’d make jokes about getting “high” on poppyseed muffins because they can test as positive in drug tests just like opiates! LOL! Anyways, I LOVE citrus desserts–when I was a kid, lemon cakes were my favorite, and I used to love these little orange cake bites that tasted so sweet and flavorful. Lately I’ve been loving key lime pie. It’s so good!

  9. Wow this looks delicious! But can you sub the almond and coconut flour for whole wheat or all purpose flour? 🙂

  10. Just made this breakfast for my last day before the holidays! Great recipe! I subbed the coconut flour with cassava, could defs taste the difference so buying me some coconut flour today ? Can’t wait to try baked version with glaze when I have more time XX Thanks!

  11. I have been wanting to make this for a long while. I waited until I had an uninterrupted moment (a.k.a. my kids were gone) and got down to mixing. Let me just say….I am impressed. This is definitely a recipe to keep. Thank You!

  12. How much aquafaba should I use to replace the egg/egg white? Liquid or whipped? Thanks! All your mug muffins look so yummy I can’t wait to try them!

  13. What are the calories, fat, carbs and fiber for the poppy seed muffin? I don’t ever see any of your nutritional value on your recipes. Can’t put it in my app.

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