#MmmMonday: Paleo Indulgences & Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Muffins Review

This week, I’m introducing MmmMonday! Each week, I’m going to try a recipe from one of my cookbooks, let you know how it goes, and give a quick review of the book. You can join in too by linking up with something awesome you cooked this week!

The first book I’m reviewing is Tammy Credicott’s latest, Paleo Indulgences. Her last book had gluten-free but not necessarily paleo recipes. This one includes only grain-free recipes, and they’re also dairy free. So, true Paleo recipes.

The photography is gorgeous… I wanted to make SO many of the recipes, just flipping through the book. But the categories the recipes are divided into don’t make perfect sense to me. Not a huge deal though, especially since a visual index is included (you can see thumbnails of all the recipe images all on just a couple of pages).

I tried the lemon poppyseed muffins, which are made from simple ingredients I already had on hand. I’m always excited to try other people’s tried and true coconut flour recipes, because it can be tricky to work with and create recipes with (especially since local humidity does play a role). Coconut flour is way cheaper than almond flour, and you need much less of it per recipe typically, so if I can have a list of go-to coconut flour recipes I’ll be a happy lady. Copious amounts of eggs are generally used, and finished products can often end up too-eggy tasting or overly dry.

This one was neither. The texture was decidedly muffiny, nothing like eating a souffle pretending to be a muffin. And the lemony flavor hit the spot for Anneliese and me, both of us huge fans of the sour fruit.

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Anneliese “helped” me by coloring pictures and taste-testing the lemon and poppy seeds.

The recipe was simple and quick to mix up, and in no time I had filled my muffin cups. The recipe made 6 muffins (2 scoops of my cookie scooper in each) with an extra little lump of batter, which made an awesome little cookie.

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It was hard for me to resist snatching one of these before I took a picture for this post…the kitchen smelled so good.

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And while it was hard for me, it was impossible for Anneliese. She snuck over while I was snapping away, and timidly chose one.

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Holding it like a prize, she looked up at me and asked, “Eese have muffin?” Sure, baby. Have the muffin. Haha! She liked it so much that she ate two right away, and the next morning, the very first thing she asked me for was a muffin.

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See? It’s a REAL MUFFIN. The texture is awesome, and they were great the next day too. Beyond that, I can’t help you. They were gone.

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5.0 from 3 reviews
Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • ¼ cup (real) maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (I actually used vanilla bean paste, because I'm obsessed lately)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice - about 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp lemon zest - about 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients together into your mixer's bowl.
  3. Add everything else except for the coconut oil and poppy seeds. Mix to combine.
  4. Pour in the coconut oil, while the mixer continues to run on low.
  5. Add the poppy seeds.
  6. Divide the batter into 6 muffin cups. Silicone ones work great, and are reusable.
  7. Bake 21-15 minutes.
  8. Cool in the muffin cups, then remove and serve.
I rewrote the recipe in my own words, adding my notes. This recipe was created by Tammy Credicott for her book, Paleo Indulgences. The book rocks and you should buy it! I received a complimentary review copy of the book, but if I got a chance to flip through it at a friend's house, it would definitely be on my "to buy" list.

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  4. Michelle
    Mar 24, 2013 @ 15:31:42

    I just made these with chia seeds instead of poppy and used an extra tsp. of lemon juice as I did not have lemons to grate. They were delicious. Even my hubby and 3 yr old loved them. Thanks!


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  7. Allison
    Jan 19, 2013 @ 13:03:24

    Looks tasty! Any reason why one could not double the recipe and make a full dozen? Six would last about 5 minutes here!=0)


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  9. Steph
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 13:49:48

    Why aren’t these in my face right now? :(


  10. Mommy Boots
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 17:42:42

    I’m kind of obsessed with healthy muffins right now. I just made some clean eating pumpkin spice muffins that were really good. These look delicious!


    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 23:08:58

      i love pumpkin spice stuff. that sounds so good!


  11. Veronica
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 17:25:15

    Awesome job. These look terrific and ill def check out the book. Thanks for sharing xo


    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 23:09:29

      Thanks Veronica! There’s lots more yummy stuff in the book for sure. I can’t wait to try more.


  12. Lashawn
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 11:54:01

    I have to try this for me and Pookah!


  13. Karen Baldwin
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 09:13:19

    I just received the book this week and tried the Gingerbread loaf recipe, I loved it and it makes the house smell wonderful. I will definitely try the lemon muffins next. Thanks for the review :)


    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 23:10:23

      oh yum! Gingerbread is one of my favorites. I’ll have to try that soon. Mmmmm.
      And you’re so welcome!


  14. Baby Making Mama
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 09:08:18

    They look so good!! I will try these if you say so!! What’s your neat recipe widget thingy? I’ll add that to the ones I link on your posts. I made something new last week!


    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 23:11:13

      The recipe plugin is Easy Recipe Format.
      And of course I say so! Dooo it. They’re so good. I can’t wait to see what you made!


  15. Becca @ Mama B
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 08:34:40

    I want!!


  16. Jill
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 08:11:52

    great idea! i always love your posts on recipes! they are beautiful, informative, and fun to try!


    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 23:12:54

      Thanks Jill!


      • Jill
        Oct 01, 2012 @ 09:04:24

        Made these. They smell delicious and are super lemony! Only thing in my kitchen – they needed to bake about 25 minutes. The next day I cut them in half and toasted them in a pan! Yum!

        Thanks! And looking forward to more recipes.


  17. Hannah
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 08:10:28

    Oh my goodness those look/sound amazing! I have everything except poppyseeds too…and I need to make a spice run anyway…on the list with paprika and sea salt they go :) I’m sure Clara would be all over these too.


    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 23:13:19

      Oh, excellent! Let me know how she likes them!


  18. Abby
    Sep 24, 2012 @ 07:55:49

    These look delicious! Great photos. I’ve never baked with coconut flour but I’m definitely going to try this recipe. I’ll let you know how it goes :-)


    • Joyful Abode
      Sep 24, 2012 @ 23:13:56

      Please do! They taste as good as they look for sure.


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