My family will be the first to tell you that they don't consider me a "baker".
A chef, yes certainly, a baker, no, non, no way....
I keep trying to convince them that I may be able to hold my own in the baking world though and every once in a great while I make something that actually makes them give it a thumbs up.
These Blueberry and Lemon Muffins did just that!! And yes I was still able to "riff" a baking recipe and it still turned out, rather well. :)
The secret is.....Greek Yogurt.
Yep-thick, rich, creamy and tangy. It makes the muffins tender and gives them a nice "crumb". (See-I speak Baker.....)
That brown speckled look is from the Organic sweetener I used. If you haven't tried it yet, I would say you really should.
It's called Sucanat, it's so good, and not too sweet. It's naturally made from dehydrated cane juice and it's made for baking.
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup sugar or Sucanat
1/2 cup light olive oil or sunflower oil
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 tbsp buttermilk-I used half and half
1 1/4 cup fresh or frozen Blueberries
grated rind of one Lemon
sugar or Sucanat to sprinkle
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- Sift first 3 ingredients into a large bowl, and then stir in sugar.
- Place the blueberries with the grated lemon peel in a small bowl (toss with a tiny bit of flour, which will keep them from settling to the bottom of the pans) and set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the eggs, oil, yogurt and milk and whisk to combine.
- Stir the yogurt mixture into the dry ingredients, just until barely combined (do not mix until the flour is completely absorbed).
- Add the blueberry mixture and continue to fold until just combined.
- Do not over stir muffins or they will not be tender in texture.
- Place the mixture into greased muffin cups and then sprinkle with sugar.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until muffins and golden brown and a skewer comes out clean when inserted in the center. Serve slightly cooled.
This recipe is adapted from Christina's Cucina
This recipe is shared on My Link Parties