I am so excited to share this recipe with you today! Lemon poppy seed muffins are one of my all-time favorites, but when I decided to go “low-carb” and live a keto-lifestyle, I did not want to give them up! This recipe is a low-carb options that uses lemon essential oils (yes, you can cook with them!) This recipe is super simple and a perfect week night dessert, or for when you are entertaining some guests!

What you will need:

  • 2 cups Whole-Milk Ricotta
  • 4 large Eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol
  • 6 drops lemon essential oil*
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp. Poppy Seeds
  • DISHWARE – Ramekins (8 pc.)


  1. Preheat oven to 375° F and separate the egg whites and yolks into two separate bowls. Beat the egg whites until foamy, add 1/4 cup of erythritol and beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. In the other bowl, beat the egg yolks until blended, then add the ricotta cheese and the remaining 1/4 cup of erythritol.
  3. Add 6 drops of lemon essential oil to the bowl with the egg yolk and ricotta cheese. Mix well.
  4. Add the vanilla extra and poppy seeds. Mix well.
  5. Fold the egg whites into the egg yolks little by little (like 1/4-1/2 at a time), stirring gently.
  6. Grease the ramekins and evenly distribute the batter into each one. Gently shake each ramekin to even the batter out.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes. When done, the soufflé tops should be set but slightly jiggly.

*when cooking with essential oils, its EXTREMELY important that you use a high quality oil. If you are interested high quality essential oils that can be used internally, topically, and aromatically please contact me via kari@liveaunaturel.com, or the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of the page.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 151 Calories from Fat 97.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.8g 17%
Saturated Fat g 0%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol mg 0%
Sodium mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber .1g 0%
Sugars g
Protein 9g 18%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.



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