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Friday, March 1, 2013
Fantastic Foodie Friday~ Lemon-Raspberry Muffins
The secret to the sparkling flavor of these delicately crumbed muffins is the strips of lemon zest finely ground into the sugar. Enjoy the muffins warm right from the oven.
1 medium lemon
1 cupbuttermilk, fat-free
1/3 cupcanola oil
1 large egg(s)
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
1 cupflour, whole-wheat pastry - or white whole-wheat flour
1 cupflour, all-purpose
2 teaspoonsbaking powder
1 teaspoonbaking soda
1 1/2 cupsraspberries - or frozen (not thawed)
Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
Use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the lemon in long strips. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor; pulse until the zest is very finely chopped into the sugar. Add buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla and pulse until blended.
Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture and fold until almost blended. Gently fold in raspberries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm.