June 16, 2009

Raspberry-poppyseed muffins

I know I've been telling you how much I love baking and cooking and how little I've shared that with you here yet.

Well, hold on, here is my first recipe. I made these muffins last week and they were an instant hit.

They are not too sweet.
They are actually low cal.
They are easy to make.
Oh. Yeah. And they're delicious.

Raspberry-poppyseed muffins
(yields about 20 medium sized muffins)
adapted from Epicurious

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
big pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup low fat yogurt
lemon juice from one lemon
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoon finely grated lemon peel
2 large eggs
1/8 cup poppyseeds
1 cup raspberries (frozen or fresh)

1. Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).

2. Butter and flour muffin pans or use paper liners.

3. Mix butter, sugar and lemon peel.

4. Add the eggs one by one, while mixing, until mixiture is light and fluffy

5. In another bowl, whisk flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt.

6. In a third bowl, mix yogurt with lemon juice.

7. Alternately, beat in dry mixture in 3 additions and yogurt mix in 2 additions to the first bowl.

8. Add poppy seed and raspberries.

9. Spoon batter into muffin pans by generous tablespoons full.

10. Bake muffins for about 24 minutes or until the muffins are no longer too moist.
PS Since I am used to working with scales, I am very grateful for the conversions table provided by Chocolate & Zucchini. If anyone needs help with volume-to-weight-conversion for these measurements, let me know. Next I'll include those in my post as well!


  1. Ooh thanks for this! I'll try them out :)

  2. looks delicious! I'll definitely have to try this recipe!

  3. looks fantastic! I'll be saving this one in the recipe files for sure. And I really love your measuring cup -- how gorgeous!

  4. thanks!

    @ Kristin: the measuring cup actually used to belong to my grandma. It says "for domestic use." I love using it (even though it is not the most practical measuring cup around).

  5. Oh my gosh, I love the measuring cup!

  6. Those look so tasty. I think I might make some muffins tonight now... Thanks for the inspiration!