Friday, June 17, 2011

Lovely Lemon Muffins

A few weeks ago I was at a friend's house and she served quinoa muffins with dried cranberries. They were good but a little heavy. I started thinking of ways to lighten the muffins as well as add more flavor. Citrus, tart, sweet. I adapted a lemon poppy seed recipe and replaced the poppy seeds with a large quantity of cooked quinoa, and added dried cranberries, blueberries and cherries. This morning, while Miette was sleeping, I baked these muffins.

These are good. Really good. The citrus-y lemon flavor really comes through. Then you get a little tart burst when you bite into a cranberry and the sweet flavor of the muffin. Miette agrees that they are delicious.

I imagine that these lemon muffins are...

Here's the recipe.

And while Miette was enjoying her snack a special gift arrived in the mail. We pre-ordered this cookbook a few month's ago and were so excited to receive it (we have another one coming, a birthday gift, and that one will be a keepsake for my Miette)! The Miette cookbook from the bakery in San Francisco. Amazing desserts, beautiful photos. I flipped through and want to make each and every recipe! And instead of regular square pages, the entire book has scalloped edges. Adorable!

Hope you enjoy the recipe!


hannah singer said...

these look amazing!! can't wait to bake a batch! xo

(and your daughter is ADORABLE)

the Clarksters said...

What a great way to use a great grain... I'll try them next week (I'm on sugar fast this week)...


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