These Grain Free Raspberry Almond Poppy Seed Muffins are the perfect summer breakfast because they’re light and fresh, yet perfectly comforting!
If you’ve been following along a bit with my seasonal muffin series, you’ll know there’s quite a few on the blog now! And today I have another one for you that’s too good to miss.
I’ve been craving poppy seed muffins for a while now, and so I decided to come up with a new recipe. Raspberries and almonds are a perfect match and poppy seeds sounded like a great addition, and so… a new muffin was made!
These muffins came about along the same lines as the Thai Meatballs with Mango Coconut Sauce where we talked about how sometimes it’s nothing more than a craving that inspires my recipes.
Raspberries combined with an almond flavor sounded good at the time, and that’s about it on the recipe inspiration side. I guess not every recipe has a rich back story, (although I do have one of those coming up soon with memories of baking with my grandmother).
What to serve these Grain Free Raspberry Almond Poppy Seed Muffins with:
- Softened butter and raspberry jam. For the raspberry jam pictured I actually just simmered down a package of frozen raspberries I had until it was thick, then sweetened it to taste with maple syrup. I happened to be all out of jam the day I photographed these, but normally I buy a fruit sweetened one made by St. Dalfour that’s fantastic.
- Honey sweetened cream cheese.
- And finally you can always glaze them with my coconut glaze from the Lemon Blueberry Muffins.
Tip: Be careful stirring the batter together so you don’t crush the raspberries.
I like to use muffin cup liners to make cleanup a breeze.
After they’ve cooled a bit, split them open and enjoy with your choice of spread.
More Muffin Recipe Inspiration:
- Vanilla Bean Honeyed Coffee Cake Muffins
- Cranberry Orange Muffins
- Blackberry Cardamom Muffins
- Peaches and Cream Muffins with Cinnamon Streusel
- Glazed Lemon Blueberry Muffins
- Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
- Glazed Cinnamon Apple Streusel Muffins
- Pumpkin Spice Streusel Muffins
For me I’m a bit tied about how I like eat these between just butter, or butter and jam. But being a real butter fanatic, I do lean a bit towards just straight up butter!Print
Grain Free Raspberry Almond Poppy Seed Muffins
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 12 muffins 1x
These fruit packed muffins are perfect for spring and summer brunches!
2 cups fine almond flour
1/2 cup tapioca starch
1/2 Teaspoon each ground cardamom and nutmeg
1/2 Teaspoon sea salt
2 Teaspoons baking powder
1 Teaspoon baking soda
2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
1 Tablespoon lemon zest, grated with a microplane
2 cups fresh raspberries, 10-12 ounces
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup melted ghee, butter, or coconut oil for dairy free
2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Teaspoon almond extract
Preheat the oven to 350ºF and line a muffin tin with muffin cup liners.
In a medium sized mixing bowl, mix together the almond flour, tapioca starch, cardamom, nutmeg, sea salt, baking powder, baking soda, poppy seeds, and lemon zest until completely combined.
Add the raspberries and lightly toss them in the flour mixture. In a separate bowl, mix together the maple syrup, eggs, melted ghee, vanilla extract, and almond extract until smooth.
Pour the liquid mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture, and mix just to combine, being careful not to crush the raspberries.
Portion the batter equally into the 12 muffin cups. Then bake for 20-22 minutes, or until puffed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just moist crumbs, no batter.
Cool the muffin tin on a cooling rack for 10-15 minutes. Then remove the muffins from the muffin tin and serve immediately or within the first day with your choice of spreads. We really enjoy these with softened butter and fruit juice sweetened raspberry jam. You can cool these to room temperature, freeze in an airtight container, then gently reheat at 200ºF until warmed.
Baking powder can have all sorts of additives, and isn’t always gluten free or paleo. To be safe, you can make your own by mixing together 1 part baking soda to 2 parts cream of tartar, and use the mixture right away.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 20
Keywords: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free
18 thoughts on “Grain Free Raspberry Almond Poppy Seed Muffins”
Kari, I was all ready to make these with frozen raspberries, but now see you used those only in the topping. I have two cups of berries and juice, so is there any way I can use them in the muffins? I don’t want to make another trip to town.
I haven’t tried these muffins with frozen berries, but if you do give it a whirl, I’d be sure and drain the juice. Ideally with frozen berries, you’d add them in frozen before the juices have been released. I hope it works out for you, and be sure and let me know how it goes!
I can taste the sweet delicious flavor from here. They are scrumptious!
I love the combination you used of raspberries, almonds, and poppy seeds. I’ve only had poppy seeds in lemon muffins before. Beautiful muffins!
I love to mix things up whenever I can!