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Fresh ‘n easy g-free lemon poppy seed muffins

A quick and easy gluten free treat.

A quick and easy gluten free treat.

Thanks to these muffins, almond flour has become by new favourite flour. But sitting at around $11.50 a pound, is it ever expensive! A few weeks ago I saw it was on sale at about half that price and I’m pretty sure I squealed. Needless to say, I stocked up and got a bunch to last me a while.

Around Christmastime a friend of mine gave me a recipe for chocolate chip almond muffins, and it’s essentially what I’ve presented below. The chocolate version is delicious because, hello, it involves chocolate. But since I don’t want a daily helping of chocolate chips in my diet, I’ve tweaked the recipe to create my second favourite muffin: lemon poppy seed.

What you need

  • Almond flour, 3 cups
  • Baking soda, 1 tsp
  • 3 eggs
  • Honey, ¼ cup
  • Lemon zest, 1 tbsp
  • Lemon juice, 2 tbsp (or 1 tbsp lemon extract)
  • Vanilla extract, 1 tsp
  • Poppy seeds, as many as you desire

What you have to do

  • Preheat the oven to 300 Degrees
  • Mix everything together till smooth
  • Pour into lined muffin tin
  • Bake for 25 mins (apply the toothpick trick to ensure they are done!)


I enjoy these because they are incredibly easy and quick to make. I’m also impressed with how good they taste considering there’s no butter or sugar, which actually helps in making these guilt-free – especially when I want to make a chocolate chip batch!

One last note: If the chocolate chip version is calling out to you, swap out the lemon and poppy seed ingredients for chocolate chips, and up the vanilla extract to 1 tbsp.




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Luscious flourless peanut butter and chocolate bars

My husband and I had company over Friday night and I decided to break my tradition of serving a store bought dessert.  I always cook the main meal myself, and usually go with President’s Choice Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Loaf Cake for an after dinner treat – this cake, by the way, is always well received. I must say I am impressed with PC’s gluten free products, and I hope they produce more.

But back to the real subject of this post: my homemade dessert. I had gotten the idea from my mom, who had surprised me a few weeks back with a flourless chocolate cake. It was tasty and it seemed like an easy recipe. I tweaked it a bit to satisfy my obsession with peanut butter and chocolate, and this is what I got:

My homemade decadent flourless peanut butter and chocolate bars were a hit with our guests

My homemade decadent flourless peanut butter and chocolate bars were a hit with our guests!

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