Triple Lemon Blueberry Muffins

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Guess where I am? If you are reading this between 6-8 am EST, I am waiting to board a plane. Reading between 8:20 and 11 am EST - I am on a plane. After 11 am EST - I'M IN FLORIDA! Sweet, sweet vacation has finally arrived. 

But don't worry, I went on a massive cooking spree recently to make sure that I'd have enough recipes to keep you occupied while I was gone. See how thoughtful I am? 

I didn't intend for all of the recipes I've been posting lately to be from the same source, but it just worked out that way. Like most people (I think) I tend to go a bit overboard when I find a new recipe source. As I flipped through the cookbook, I had a serious case of MAKE ALL OF THE THINGS! And then I was slowly able to narrow it down and actually make some recipes.

You know how I feel about muffins. I am ALWAYS on the look out for a different muffin recipe. And one that called for lemon yogurt, lemon zest and lemon extract? I was all over that. In my head lemons = spring and I would do anything to keep this season around. Including believing that cooking/baking with lemons will do it.

Don't you judge me. You have your own weird traits, thank you very much. :-p



Triple Lemon Blueberry Muffins
Source: Eat More of What You Love, p. 55
Servings: 12
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Ingredients:
    • 6 oz. light lemon yogurt
    • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
    • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
    • 1 egg
    • zest of 1 lemon 
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 cup Splenda
    • 2 tbsp. white sugar 
    • 1 tbsp. baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 cup blueberries 
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375. Line a muffin pan with 12 paper or foil liners.
2. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, milk, butter, egg, zest, and extracts. Stir until combined.
3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, Splenda, sugar, baking powder and baking soda together.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Gently fold in the blueberries.
5. Divide the batter among the muffin pan, filling each cup 2/3 of the way full.
6. Bake for 17-20 minutes or until lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Would you believe I still wouldn't have minded more lemon flavor with these? I think adding in the juice of the zested lemon would have been a nice touch. Most of these had a very nice muffin height to them which makes me incredibly happy. I don't know why I'm amused by tall muffins, okay?

Don't they just scream SPRING? Yeah, I thought so. 

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