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Lemon and Basil Muffins (Almond Flour)

Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian | April 15, 2014 | By


Lemon and basil is a flavouring that is usually used for sauces but I thought I’d put it in a muffin.  It works, with the sweet taste having a slight savoury aftertaste of the basil.  It’s a taste of Spring in your mouth!  I half expected the Chief Taster to throw them across the room and demand chocolate, but he loved them and munched them with relish.  I decorated mine with a lemon cream cheese glaze but you could happily serve them plain.  Or with the topping of your choice…go crazy and get creative!


Lemon & Basil Muffins

  • Servings: 8-10 Muffins
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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2 cups almond flour

2 tspn baking powder

1/2 cup melted butter

4 eggs

1/4 cup erthyritol (or sugar substitute of your choice)

1/4 cup water

Juice and rind from 2 lemons

2 tblspn fresh basil, finely chopped



  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Mix the almond flour, baking powder and salt together.
  • In another bowl mix the butter, water, eggs, erythritol, lemon zest, lemon juice.
  • Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, and stir well.
  • Add the basil and blend well.
  • Pour the mixture into a muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20 to 23 minutes until firm.
  • Eat and enjoy!

Makes 8 to 10 muffins.

Nutritional Info per muffin – 275 Calories, 9g Fat, 8g Protein, 7g Carbs, 3g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs)


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      April 29, 2014

      Thanks. I was watching an episode of Masterchef just after I published this and they had a sweet recipe with lemon and basil…lots of yelling at the tv with “see! it’s not just me who likes this!”

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    Liz Foy
    March 23, 2016

    Need to see the nutrition list on these cakes especially the calories and carbs please x

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      Angela Coleby
      March 23, 2016

      Hi Liz, I’ve updated the recipe with the nutritional info. Thanks for letting me know (I am still going through my recipes to update them!). Happy baking!

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