Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins

These healthy lemon poppyseed muffins are filled with wholesome ingredients, completely refined sugar free, and PACKED with protein!

I’m so excited to finally share a new recipe with you ladies after wayyyy too much time away.

You may have seen over on Instagram that Nik and I recently bought a new house in Arizona! So things have been a little crazy to say the least.

If you been following for the last five years or so you know that we have lived in a LOT of different places — NYC, New Jersey, Minnesota, Los Angeles. And we have decided to finally put some roots down in Phoenix, Arizona.

I can’t wait to get back into a regular blogging routine. I’m also excited to share healthy home tips and tricks with you!

But until then I leave you with these tasty AND healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins to hold you over!

Healthy Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I can’t believe we are already in the middle of July, and with summer in full swing it is hot out there. As you can imagine Arizona is extremely HOT — as in 110 degrees everyday hot.

So theses zesty muffins are perfect for a quick meal prep breakfast option that can help you beat the heat.

Citrus trees are everywhere here in Phoenix, and Nik and I are slowly but surely getting our fruit, vegetable, and herb garden going. And I can guarantee that we will soon be getting our very own lemon tree too. Once we do these muffins will be a staple in our meal prepping routine.

These muffins make the ideal breakfast for anyone on the go. Not only are they super filling, but they include plenty of healthy carbohydrates, fats, and protein thanks to my all time favorite Vital Proteins Vanilla Whey Protein Powder.

I always add some protein powder to all of my baked goods to add in some protein and to decrease the glycemic index. This is key if you’re following the nutrition plan.

I also opted to use a few other healthy ingredient substitutions including a combination of oat and almond flour in place of regular flour. This brings down the glycemic index down even further.

These easy lemon protein muffins are also completely refined sugar free using honey as a sweetener instead of regular cane sugar. And they use Greek yogurt to cut back on the oil needed, while still leaving them moist and delicious.

Not to mention they have just the right amount of lemon while not being too over powering. But always feel free to add in a little more lemon juice and zest if you are a true lemon lover!

Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins


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Lemon Poppyseed Protein Muffins

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25
  • Yield: 12 1x



Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest (zest from about 1 large lemon – increase to 2 tablespoons if you REALLY like lemony flavor!)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a standard muffin pan with coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of your dry ingredients.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk together wet ingredients until smooth.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir together until combined.
  5. Fill each muffin cavity ¾ of the way. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Transfer muffins to a wire rack to cool, then enjoy.


Meal Prep Tips

  • These muffins can easily be frozen, and reheated in the microwave on 50% power for 30-60 seconds.

These healthy lemon poppyseed muffins are filled with wholesome ingredients like oat and almond flour, are completely refined sugar free, and are PACKED with protein thanks to Vital Proteins Vanilla Whey Protein Powder!

Are you a fan of citrus breakfasts, desserts, and snacks?


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