Sunday, April 15, 2012

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins + Homemade Flour Mix!

My weekend was extremely epic! My family are huge Flyers fans, so although it was an awesome weekend since they're up 3-0 vs. the Penguins, it was stressful at best! And on top of that, my mom came to penn state to celebrate game 3! It was so nice to see my mom, and Iggy sure enjoyed seeing his grandma :]

The stresses of living continue. When I thought all was well after I was released from my roommate troubles earlier in the semester, I've found myself in a tough situation. I love the girls I'm supposed to live with, but my mom is not too excited about me signed a year lease to live in for four months, and she kinda wants me to consider renting and living on my own again. I think it's a more logical idea- especially since the reason why I was going to move in with these girls is because of my best friend, who just decided she isn't living there anymore "/. And also, these other girls don't know the difficulties of avoiding contamination, so my mom is really trying to encourage me to possibly rent for four months. It'll also be a lot cheaper on me which is always nice.

BUT ANYWAYS, to celebrate the flyers, I made some amazinggg Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. No relation, just really good and wanted to make something for my mom :] I adapted the recipe from a book by Richard J. Coppedge called "Gluten-Free Baking with The Culinary Institute of America". Indeed, it's a book by a professor at the CIA. However, the book is not vegan, so I made some accommodations to the recipe in the book. I also made a batch of six- one for each person  plus one for a tester :]

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins
makes 6
3/4cup Gluten Free AP flour or flour blend below!
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
6 tablespoons Coconut oil (melted)
1/4c + 2tablespoons sugar
a pinch of salt
1 1/2tablespoons Lemon juice
Zest of a whole lemon
2 tablespoons Poppy seeds

1. Preheat oven to 375 F
2. Line a muffin tin with muffin cups or cooking spray
3. Whisk flour and baking powder together in a medium bowl
4. beat oil, sugar and salt together until the sugar doesn't seem as grainy
5. In another bowl, combine flax eggs and lemon juice and mix. Add to the wet mixture (oil, sugar, salt)
6. Add to the flour and mix until JUST combined (it can be lumpy- you don't want to overmix it!)
7. Add zest and popy seeds and mix until just incorporated, I would say maybe 4-5 folds 
8. Scoop into muffin tin and baking for 20-25 minutes. You'll know when it is ready when the tops are golden brown and they bounce back when you touch the top.

Homemade Flour Blend
adapted from the book I mentioned above
Yield: 4 3/4 cups
1 3/4 cups White rice flour
1 1/4 cups Brown rice flour
3/4 cup Potato starch
1 cup Tapioca starch


  1. I love lemon poppyseed. I have this on my to do list! And my favs list!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) See you next Friday! Next Friday one lucky blogger will be randomly selected to win a case of Planet Rice! Its yummy! Its gluten free, sprouted and grown in the US. You can link up to 3 entries! The more you link up the better you chances to win! (entries from US only) Cindy from

  2. Yea! GF Poppyseed muffins. My kids will be so excited! I would love it if you visited my new Gluten-Free Monday party at and linked up this and any other idea you would like to share. I hope to see you there.