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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Yeepee! Vegan with a Vengeance was waiting for me at the library. I wasn't allowed to renew it since I had had it checked out so long. What is a girl to do? My plan, re-order it and hope I get it. The plan worked. Now I get it for another 3 weeks! yeepee! I love this book and that book and the other book. My sweet Yogi laughs at me everytime another notice comes from the library telling me another book is in. Anyway, back to food. I was given some Meyer lemons from my neighbor and figured I better use them before they go bad. This is my reasoning for picking this recipe. I cut the recipe in half because too many goodies are not good or this family. lol I substituted some of the unbleached flour for whole wheat pastry flour, unsweetened applesauce for part of the oil, and agave nectar for the sugar. I got them all mixed up, actually folded since we don't want chewy muffins (over mixing muffins makes them rubbery) and realized I had forgotten the nectar. Late folding of the nectar only made them a little chewy. They smell devine. The whole kitchen smells lemony. The lemon in the picture is one of the Meyer lemons after zesting. Our sweet daughter says, "Mom the lemon is naked!" We laughed of course and then enjoyed the muffins. By the way they are only 2pts on weight watchers.


Michelle said...

we love those muffins! you should also check out Vive Le Vegan's Orange Poppy Seed muffins for a lil twist. yum!

Sheree' said...


Thanks for the tip. Our daughter does not care for lemon much so she will be happy about the orange recipe. Vive le vegan is on the top of my wish list since our library does not carry it.

Kris said...

Vegan with a Vengeance is the absolute best cookbook I've ever cooked from, everything is stellar.

You are so lucky to have Meyer lemons at your disposal like that, they are so expensive up here!