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Sugar-free lemon and poppy seed biscuits

The extra crunchy bite you get from the ‘speckles’ means these sugar-free lemon poppy seed biscuits are always a winner. Deliciously simple and simply delicious!

Preparation time

10 min preparation + 15 min cooking


14 biscuits



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For 14 biscuits
  • 100 g hard margarine at room temperature
  • 2 egg yolks
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 110 g pastry flour
  • 65 g almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 50 g Zùsto
  • 20 g poppy seeds
  • 1 egg


  • Baking paper
  • Baking tray
  • 2 mixing bowls

Preparation method

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper and preheat the oven to 160°C.
  2. Mix the margarine until soft using the K-attachment on your stand mixer or the dough mixer attachment on your hand mixer. Add the 2 egg yolks and continue mixing. Add the zest. 
  3. In another mixing bowl, use a spoon to mix the pastry flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt and Zùsto. Then add the poppy seeds. 
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the margarine-egg mixture. And mix into a dough ball.
  5. Roll 25 g balls of dough between your hands and place them on the baking sheet. Flatten them with the back of a spoon or using your hands.
  6. Bake the biscuits for about 10 to 15 mins in the preheated oven until the tops of them start to turn golden brown.

Nutritional values

Lemon and poppy seed biscuits Per biscuit (25g batter)
Energy (in kcal) 125 kcal
Fat (g) 9.2 g
Of which saturates 2.7 g
Of which unsaturates 6.5 g
Carbohydrates (g) 6 g
Fibre (g) 1.6 g
Protein (g) 2.4 g

About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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