Who doesn’t crave some good sugary muffins? Everyone does. When you adopt a fitness based lifestyle, you tend to give up a lot of your sweet tooth. Every cheat day can call for a healthy, nutritional and  sweet dish therefore, one such perfect dessert which you can award yourself with is the classical Lemon-Raspberry Muffin. So the next time you crave for some healthy sweet course, give this batch a run in the oven.

Serving: 8 muffins

Prep Time: 1 hour (max)

Carb Grams per serving: 27

Ingredients:

  • All purpose flour- 250 grams
  • White whole-wheat flour- 250 grams
  • Non-fat butter- 250 grams
  • Sugar- 300 grams
  • Fresh Raspberries- 250 grams
  • Lemon- 1
  • egg- 1
  • Canola oil- 1/3 cup
  • Vanilla Extract- 1 Teaspoon
  • Baking powder- 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda- 1 Teaspoon
  • salt- 1/4 teaspoon

Directions:

  1. Prep your oven by preheating it to 400 Degree Fahrenheit.
  2. Take 12 large muffin cups and coat them with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  3. Remove zest from the lemon in long strips, using a vegetable peeler. In a food processor, pulse the zest and the 300 grams of sugar until they are finely blended. Then add oil, egg, vanilla extract and buttermilk in the mixture and blend.
  4. Next, taking exactly the state amount of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour, add them in a large bowl. Add in baking soda, baking powder and salt into it. Grab the buttermilk mixture and fold until all of this is fully blended. Throw in the raspberries and mix well.
  5. Pour the batter equally into the muffin cups and place the muffin dish in the oven.
  6. After 20-25 minutes in the oven, the edges and top of the muffins would bake to a beautiful golden color. That’s when you know your muffins are fully baked.
  7. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Serve them while warm.

Now, the beauty of this dish lies in the perfect sweet and savory taste, all while you bite in the healthiest muffin. Be sure to measure the stated quantities perfectly.. Good food scales, such as the etekcity food scale, allow you to instantly measure the correct quantities, which is a crucial factor in healthy cooking. The reason why it is often stressed is because if a recipe calls for 250 grams of flour (which is one and half cup approximately) and you take one and half cups directly, then there is a big chance that there will be more than 250 grams in the cup. This will really disturb the “health factor” in all your cooking.  Therefore, never compromise on the exact measurements and of course, muffins.!