Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lemon Raspberry Muffins

As some of you may or may not know, I run a second small business, called Bitterroot Baked Goods. So in the summer along with all my bath goodies...I sell baked goods as well. Mainly bread.....This past fair season, my German Rye Bread took class champion...which I was pretty stoked, since this was my first fair entry in my entire sourdough bread took second place.

Anyway I was recently presented with a challenge by a Sustainable Living Group here in the Valley. I needed 48 muffins made with as many local ingredients as possible....!? Wrong time of year I thought to myself...but I did rather all the recipes...I would say nearly 80% were locally made/grown/produced! So I thought I would share with you one of the recipes I used.

1/2 cup lemon yogurt
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 -4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 egg whites
1-2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 cup frozen raspberries
coarse white sugar for decoration

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with liners(spend the extra money and get the tin muffin liners well worth it)
In a large bowl, mix together the yogurt, oil, lemon juice, egg whites, honey and lemon extract. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, and mix until just blended. Gently stir in the frozen raspberries. Spoon batter evenly into the prepared muffin cups. Sprinkle remaining sugar over the tops for decoration, if desired.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the top springs back when lightly touched. Cool muffins in the tin on a wire rack.

NOTE: Would be excellent with blueberries as well...just substitute blueberry or plain yogurt for lemon yogurt and the blueberries for raspberries.


  1. Congratulations on your win! That is definitely something to be proud of, especially your first time entering. The lemon raspberry muffins look sooooo good, I'll have to try them out. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Congratulations! That is awesome. The Lemon raspberry muffins look yummy!

  3. Those lookk absolutly delicious!
    Thanks for the recipe :D
    And congrats on the wins! I forsee many more in your future.

  4. Congrats on your wins...that is awesome...
    your muffins look so good...Thanks for sharing...
    Prim Blessings...

  5. wow do those look great! you are a multitalented moose!

  6. Congratulations to the wonderfully multi-talented moose! It sounds like you need to take your bread making skills even more seriously! I bet whole food stores would love to buy your bread!

  7. Way to go girl, when you have TIME? you can bring a batch to work (donated) of course (ha ha) HAVE A GOOD DAY OFF, see you tomorrow...oh dont forget one for HARLEY!

  8. Congrats! Thanks for the recipe can't wait to try it out next weekend.

  9. Those muffins look delicious!! I love raspberries - will have to check the farmers market for them in the summer and make these muffins.

  10. This recipe sounds really delish! I love lemon flavored treats!!

  11. OH MY GOSH I loveeeeeee lemon and Raspberry's~! I am sooo going to have to get some paper out and write this one out so i can make these They look soooooo good.. thank you a million and one times for shareing this I LOVE Muffins~!