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Lemon poppy seed cake

Fitness and nutrition · Apr 23, 2020

Prep time: 60 minutes | Makes 10 servings

If you’re craving something fresh to celebrate the beginning of spring, this one’s for you.

This recipe is easy to make and calls for olive oil (a healthier fat for heart health), plain Greek yogurt (a good source of protein and calcium), and fresh lemon juice (a good source of vitamin C).


  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 Tsp. vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup plain low fat Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon zest

  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

  • 1 cup almond flour

  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose white flour

  • 2 Tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 Tsp. salt

  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 ℉. Using parchment paper, line a 9x5 inch loaf pan.

  2. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, eggs, vanilla, Greek yogurt, honey, lemon zest and lemon juice. Whisk the ingredients until you achieve smooth and creamy texture.

  3. Add almond flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Mix in the ingredients until a uniform batter is achieved.

  4. Stir poppy seeds into the batter.

  5. Transfer the batter into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. (To make sure it’s ready, perform a toothpick test: insert a toothpick in the middle of the loaf and if it comes out clean, your loaf is baked).

  6. Allow the loaf to cool and enjoy a slice with your favourite herbal tea.

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Authored by:
Britney Lentz
Registered Dietitian