I wanted to call these Pemon Loppyseed Muffs because they’re all backwards: light poppyseeds in a dark cake. But my google analytics tell me that not so many people search for pemon loppyseed muffins, so I’m copping out and going mainstream. How boring.

Anywhoo, you’ve heard me talk about Indiaville in Chicago and the buckets of delectable spices you can buy for pennies or peanuts a pound. Last time I was up there, I came across white poppy seeds. Did you know they existed? I sure didn’t. So this is a recipe for lemon poppy seed muffins using white poppy seeds and dark flour. Change it up a bit – why not?! Obviously, you can substitute regular poppy seeds if you can’t find the white ones.

Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Gluten-Free Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Crazy, Confused Pemon Loppyseed Muffins

  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • 1/2 c. veggie oil
  • 1 c. brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. white poppy seeds
  • 1 c. milk of some sort
  • 2 3/4 c. gluten-free flour*
  • 1/2 c. almond flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 3/4 t. xanthan gum
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1 T brandy
  • 3 t. lemon zest
  • 1 t. lemon juice

TO make the muffs: Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine the gf flour, almond flour, baking powder, xanthan, and salt in a small bowl. Stir and set aside. Combine milk and poppy seeds and heat in a small pot on the stove. Let it get steamy and then turn it off and let it sit. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter. Add the oil and beat until smooth. Add the brown sugar and beat another 3-4 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until incorporated. Add the flour mixture and milky poppy seeds in small increments until completely combined. Mix in the lemon zest, brandy, and lemon juice.

Plip, plop. Fill to the top: Line a muffin tin with cupcake holders and fill each holder to the top. Bake in the middle rack for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Makes 12-18 muffins, depending on how zealous you are at filling the holder.

*I use equal parts teff, sorghum, sweet rice, and tapioca.