Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

As you know by now, I enjoy combining my love for baking with my passion for nutrition.  Check out this recipe for a low-fat version of lemon poppy seed muffins!

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • zest and juice of 2 small lemons
  • 3/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease a muffin or bread pan. In a large bowl, start by mixing the sugar and lemon zest together until it turns a yellow color and you can smell the strong scent of lemon. In the same bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate medium bowl, mix the lemon juice, Greek yogurt, eggs, vanilla and canola oil. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix well.  Finally, stir in the poppy seeds.  Divide batter evenly in muffin or bread pan and bake for 15-18 minutes.

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

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