Anti-Inflammatory, Diet Friendly, Lemon Poppy Seed Blackberry Muffins

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet Friendly Lemon Poppyseed Blackberry Muffins, Endo Diet Lemon Poppyseed Blackberry Muffins


This recipe is adapted from one I tried when I first began my journey on the Endo Diet. I have since found out which foods are my triggers (gluten, dairy, and soy), and have added a few ingredients back into my baking. If you are just starting out with an anti-inflammatory diet, and are trying to detoxify your body of inflammatory foods, this might be a great one for you. It is hard to say goodbye to our comfort foods, and a hearty muffin goes a long way! This has bright flavor, light texture, and goes great with a little sugar-free jam.


The Endo Diet – Lemon Poppy Seed Blackberry Muffins

Ingredients (all organic):

2 cups gluten-free flour (I used Trader Joes’ brand)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/4 cup raw wild honey
1 banana, smashed
2 tbs olive oil
2 tsp vanilla
zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 tbs poppy seeds
1 cup blackberries



  1. Preheat the oven at 350*.
  2. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine eggs, egg whites, banana, honey, olive oil, vanilla, lemon zest, and lemon juice with a mixer until well incorporated.
  4. Add the dry ingredients in 3 batches, combining well each time. When batter is smooth, add poppy seeds.
  5. Fold in blackberries and ladle evenly into muffin pan. My mixture made 10 muffins, filled almost to the top.
  6. Bake 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool, and enjoy!


Kelsey is an Early Childhood Educator and blogger from the Boston area. She chronicles her journey using sewing as a positive outlet while living with chronic pain and Stage IV Endometriosis. Diagnosed at 22, Kelsey has spent six years learning about her disease, and has recently become active in Endometriosis research and advocacy. Originally from Washington State, Kelsey moved to the East Coast to attend Boston University and study to be a preschool teacher. She is a published poet who dreams of writing children's books, and opening her own preschool that supports reading development in a Reggio Emilia-inspired space. In her free time, Kelsey enjoys writing, sewing, baking, interior design, and traveling. She lives in the greater Boston area with her husband and two cats.

To read more about Kelsey's daily dabblings in sewing, as well as recipes, preschool curriculum ideas, and information about endometriosis, visit her blog at

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