Thursday, July 22

Citrus and poppy yoghurt muffins

I have set myself the task of mastering muffins now that I feel I have conquered cupcakes. These are so good and relatively healthy (well that's my story and I'm sticking to it, as I eat my second for the day). These are real easy to make, except for the zesting bit, I need to get myself a proper citrus zester - scraping it out of the grater is very boring. The mix looks so pretty, cream coloured batter speckled with yellow, green and orange and finally dramatic black poppy seeds. Yum!

You need
200g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
175g castor sugar
zest of 1 orange
zest of 1 lemon
zest of 1  lime
3/4 cup of plain low fat yoghurt I used greek style
1/3 cup of sunflower/vege oil. Make sure it doesn't have a strong flavour
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon of poppy seeds

Heat your oven to 200 degrees and either grease a muffin tin or use muffin cases.
Mix the yoghurt, oil and egg in a large bowl until well combined. In a separate bowl whisk the flour, baking soda, sugar, zest and poppy seeds. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix them together until just combined. The important thing is not to beat it too well. Muffins don't need to be beaten till light and fluffy like cupcakes. Pop your mix into the muffin cases/pan and cook for 20 mins. They will go golden on top.
Recipe makes 12. Next time I am definitely doubling it!

1 comment:

  1. ooooo looks lovely! I am a huge fan of muffins, more than cupcakes I think. and I actually like they they are not topped with mounds of icing, its too much and not very tasty! but I am a fan of a lemony drizzle. mmmmm.


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