Gluten Free/ Low Carb

Lemon Basil Muffins

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
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
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  2. Mix the almond flour, baking powder and salt together.

  3. In another bowl mix the butter, water, eggs, erythritol, lemon zest, lemon juice.

  4. Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, and stir well.

  5. Add the basil and blend well.

  6. Pour the mixture into a greased muffin tin.

  7. Bake for 20 to 23 minutes until firm.

  8. Eat and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Makes 8 muffins.
Nutritional Info per muffin - 275 Calories, 9g Fat, 8g Protein, 7g Carbs, 3g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs




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    March 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm

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    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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