Keto and Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
4 from 3 votes

Keto Lemon and Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

These deliciously sweet and tart muffins are the perfect treat to bake for a loved on, or yourself! Beautifully presented with piped frosting and extra lemon zest and poppyseeds, these are sure to please. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 muffins
Calories 307 kcal


  • 2 cup almond flour fine, blanched
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup xylitol powdered
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 lemons zest and juice

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 100 grams butter softened
  • 250 grams cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/3 cup xylitol powdered


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C / 356F and line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper or silicone liners. 

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, baking powder, xylitol and poppyseeds.

  3. In a separate smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract, lemon zest and juice until evenly combined. 

  4. Mix the wet ingredients with the dry and fold together gently until just combined. 

  5. Pour into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 20 - 25 minutes until the tops are golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Leave to cool while preparing the frosting. 

  6. To make the frosting, using a hand beater or stand mix, whip the butter, cream cheese and lemon, saving 1 tablespoon of rind for serving. 

  7. Whip in the powdered xylitol until completely incorporated. 

  8. Once the muffins are cool, pipe or spread the frosting on top and finish with reserved lemon rind and a few extra poppy seeds for added crunch. 

Nutrition Facts
Keto Lemon and Poppyseed Muffins with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 163mg7%
Potassium 186mg5%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 685IU14%
Vitamin C 14.5mg18%
Calcium 138mg14%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.