Monday, November 16, 2009

Whole grain, low know you want a piece of that.

So for two weeks I baked nothing but pumpkin muffins...I guess I got a little over-excited about Autumn. That's why today, I decided to be totally radical and branch out into lemon strawberry muffins.

The proportions for this recipe come from here, however, as usual I changed the ingredients to be healthier and added a lot of my own ingredients (read: chocolate).

Lemon Strawberry Muffins


  • 1/4 cup of Canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of milk (or soy milk)
  • 1 egg (or 3 tbsp of egg whites)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flower
  • 1 (generous) cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp lemon extract

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Step 2:
Oil your muffin tray or put in the muffin cups.

Step 3:

Put on some sweet tunes. This is imperative: the muffins will not rise without the proper amount of grooving.

Step 4:

Combine milk, eggs, oil, and lemon extract in a small bowl. Beat lightly.

Step 5:

Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

Step 6:

Chop strawberries into small cubes.

Make sure the strawberries are not poisonous.

Step 7:

Add strawberries and chocolate chips to dry mixture, making sure to coat the strawberries completely in flour.

Step 8:

Add wet mixture to dry mixture. Stir thoroughly.

Step 9:

Fill muffin cups about 3/4 of the way.

Step 10:

Put the muffins in the oven. Do something really important like read Perez Hilton for 25 minutes (are they seriously giving Speidi their own show? Haven't we already learned our lesson about this?).

Step 11:
Take the muffins out of the oven. Let them cool for ten minutes.

Step 12:

Find a willing volunteer for the taste test, and let your future self worry about the dishes.


  1. Oh, can I be the next willing volunteer? Please, Sonja, please? Also, I made key lime cookies, which I totally reccommend, and and and homemade limeade! Which was an AWESOME experiment!

  2. When you move back to Beantown you will come over to my house and we will make key lime cookies and then put it on the blog and everyone will know how awesome everything is.