Gluten Free/ Low Carb

Lemon Basil Muffins

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Lemon basil muffins are a delicious flavour combination that are perfect for a Spring afternoon.  Baked with almond flour these are low carb and gluten free too.

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!

lemon basil muffins

 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


Lemon Basil Muffins

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Course: Muffins
Servings: 8 Muffins
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 2 Cups Almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 Cup Butter Melted
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Erythritol Or sugar substitute
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Lemons Juice & Rind
  • 2 Tablespoons Basil Fresh, 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 greased muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20 to 23 minutes until firm.
  • Eat and enjoy!


Makes 8 muffins.
Nutritional Info per muffin - 275 Calories, 9g Fat, 8g Protein, 7g Carbs, 3g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs
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  • Reply
    January 7, 2017 at 2:28 am

    can i use coconut floor for this recipe?

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      January 7, 2017 at 8:36 am

      Of course but use less than the almond flour. About 1/4 cup.

  • Reply
    Liz Foy
    March 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

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

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      March 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

      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!

  • Reply
    April 28, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Lovely Diva, I am a very big fan of herbs in sweet dishes.

    • Reply
      April 29, 2014 at 8:32 am

      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!”

  • Reply
    April 15, 2014 at 9:49 am

    Never would have thought to add basil to muffins!

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