February 15, 2013

Tea & Crumpets

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

All hail the weekend! These muffins would make for an excellent companion to a pot of tea or coffee on a lazy weekend afternoon. A smear of lemon curd or this Goat & Cream Cheese topping would make these otherwise healthy muffins truly indulgent.

2 cups all purpose flour
heavy pinch of salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup chia seeds
zest of one lemon
1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp walnut oil
1 cup water
1/3 cup applesauce
yield: 12 muffins

1. pre-heat oven to 350F

2. grease muffin tins with butter or line with oil and dust with flour

3. in a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, chia seeds & lemon zest. stir until ingredients are fully mixed.

4. create a well with the dry ingredients. add sugar, oil, water & apple sauce. stir to combine. be careful not to over combine. pour out batter into pre-greased muffin tins & let batter sit for a few minutes.

5. cook for 10-15 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the batter comes out clean.

6. serve with a smear of lemon curd or this Goat & Cream Cheese topping

photo credits: top collage, photos 1,2,3 Lonny

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