Friday, May 21, 2010
But we have found some common ground in the breakfast war. He hates eggs but loves bacon. He once told us, in a dreamy teenage crush type voice, that he could never deny bacon. He hates french toast but will eat pancakes, as long as they are blueberry and not chocolate. And he likes muffins. A lot. Any kind. But lately he's been asking for lemon muffins. I didn't have a lemon muffin recipe.
Well, he turns seven on Saturday so momma decided to make a lemon muffin recipe for him. I looked on line and read a bunch of different recipes. Then I looked through some of my great grandmother's old church & VFW cookbooks. Now I had a plan. Something that would be sweet and tangy for the picky kid and something healthy that would appease the parent too. I made them yesterday morning and they were snapped up fast. And Monkey thought they were so good he asked if I could make them again today. I'm a softy, so I did.
Lemon Flax Seed Muffins
2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar plus extra to sprinkle on top
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup flax meal or ground flax seed
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
lemon zest (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400 and prepare muffin pan with liners or by greasing pan.
2. Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
3. Add wet ingredients and mix until combined.
4. Spoon into muffin pan.
5. Sprinkle tops of muffins with a little sugar and the lemon zest if you are using that.
6. Bake for 15-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes 1 dozen