I try to make a batch (or two) of these muffins every couple of weeks to have with my morning coffee at work. They freeze pretty well, so I just grab one out of the freezer in the morning and it's usually defrosted by coffee time.
I have used orange zest for this recipe in the past, and a combination of lemon and orange zest - it usually just depends what we have at the time. Today I used lemons that I picked from Mum & Dad's lemon tree this morning. We make our own yoghurt, well, kind of, we use the easiyo packets. I used the low-fat greek yoghurt for this.
Lemon yoghurt muffins
adapted from 500 cupcakes, pg 313
- 200g plain flour
- 175g caster sugar
- grated zest of 1 or 2 lemons
- 1tbs baking powder
- 225ml low fat plain yoghurt
- 115ml unflavoured oil, I use rice bran oil
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, lemon zest & baking powder) in a large bowl. Beat the yoghurt, oil & egg together in a small-medium bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Spoon into the muffin pan, and bake for 20 minutes. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then eat!