Keto Low-Carb Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins


An easy keto muffin recipe. These are higher in fat but you could probably substitute water for cream if you wanted to cut the calories down a little.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • cup low-calorie natural sweetener (such as Swerve®)

  • ¼ cup almond flour

  • ¼ cup coconut flour

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 lemon, zested

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum (Optional)

  • 3 large eggs

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, or more to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a muffin tin or line with paper muffin liners.

  2. Mix sweetener, almond flour, coconut flour, poppy seeds, lemon zest, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum together in a bowl.

  3. Beat eggs in a bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in butter, sour cream, and vanilla. Add sweetener mixture. Stir in cream slowly until batter is thick and smooth. Pour into the prepared muffin tin.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops are golden, 15 to 20 minutes.


Xanthan gum helps improve texture but is not vital to the recipe.

You will need 1 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream depending on the size of the eggs used.

Coconut oil can be substituted for the butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
11g Fat
10g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 88mg 29%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 44mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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