Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I have a problem... when I get bored, I bake. Clearly a serious issue... but hey there are worse problems right?! ;-) I have been seeing several different versions of this muffin recipe all over the web, and had to give it a shot. I am a berry addict, and just am digging lemons big time lately. I of course, made this gluten free... with several substitutes ... yogurt instead of milk, egg beaters for eggs, extra lemon zest. These were very yummy, on the denser side for a muffin... but delightful regardless.

Ingredients

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour ( I used 1cup brown rice flour, and then split 3/4 with tapioca flour and potato starch.. with 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum)
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
1/2 cup Egg beaters (or 2 large eggs)
1/2 cup low fat yogurt ( I used Dannon Light and Fit Vanilla)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Finely grated zest of 2 lemons
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a muffin tray with baking spray then set aside. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the blueberries. In another bowl, whisk the eggs with the milk, oil, lemon zest and the lemon juice. Using a rubber spatula, fold the egg mixture into the flour mixture until blended; do not over mix. Spoon the batter into the muffin tray then top with additional blueberries and sprinkle raw sugar on each muffin.
Bake for about 20-23 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Let the muffins stand in the pan for 5 minutes, then carefully transfer them to a rack to cool slightly. Serve warm slathered in butter. Enjoy.


**On a side note & totally "un-muffin" related... I had to post this photo of my basil that is readily growing. Isn't it gorgeous?? I can't tell you how good it smells, it is really taunting me.. I am just going to have to go home, pluck some of those yummy leaves tonight and whip up something delicious! Hooray for summer!

8 comments:

Natashya said...

That is some beautiful basil! Love the muffins too, do you cook with alternative flours often?

Banjo said...

Thanks, Natashya! Yes I always cook with alternative flours, as I have celiacs disease. :)

vibi said...

LOL LOL ...I have a problem... every time I get bored, I eat. LOL And wouldn't pass by those beautiful blueberry mufins... their colours are sooo pretty in that light!

HappyTummy said...

the muffins look great, but the basil looks even better!! wow, i'm so envious...you could make so much great pesto with that!

Pamela said...

There's just something about the lemon and blueberry combo that gets me. So good!! I'm a baker when I'm bored, too...though I should just exercise when I'm bored!

Linda said...

I'm always bookmarking your fantastic GF recipes, and this one is definitely on my to-do list. My friend's son has a wheat sensitivity, and he'll be in for a treat this weekend. :)

Audrey said...

Your basil IS gorgeous...and so are your muffins! (Thanks for visiting, btw! Nice to meet you!)
Audrey

A-Man said...

Blueberry Muffins with grated lemon zests are a creative idea.
Thank you for sharing.