Great Harvest Bread
Real Food. Real People.

05/13/2015
The secret to the flavor of these delicately crumbed muffins is the strips of lemon zest finely ground into the sugar. Also, this is a wonderfully versatile recipe. You can use it as the base for any muffin that you make, substituting lime for the lemon zest and other fruits for the raspberries as you please!

What you need:

1 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup nonfat buttermilk, (see Tip)
1/3 cup canola oil
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup white whole-wheat flour, or whole-wheat pastry flour (see Shopping Tip)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (not thawed) raspberries
Muffin tin with 12 cups

What to do:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
Tip: No buttermilk? Mix 1 tablespoon lemon juice into 1 cup regular milk.
Shopping Tip: White whole-wheat flour, made from a special variety of white wheat, is light in color and flavor but has the same nutritional properties as regular whole wheat. Whole-wheat pastry flour can be used as a substitute here. Both can be found in the natural-foods section of the supermarket or at a Great Harvest Bread Co. near you!
Nutrition: Per muffin: 185 calories; 7g fat (1g sat, 4g mono); 18mg cholesterol; 27g carbohydrates; 4g protein; 2g fiber; 245mg sodium; 42mg potassium.

Whether you follow this recipe or choose to be adventurous and experiment with other citrus zest and fruits is up to you, but we are sure you and whoever you decide to share them with will enjoy. For other fresh baked goods and the freshest bread in Tulsa, contact Great Harvest today at (918)878-787.
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