Lemon & Raspberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

Healthy Lemon & Raspberry Muffins- super delicious and guilt free! These muffins are made with Greek yogurt and 100% whole wheat flour. So zesty and bursting with flavour, you have to try them! | The Refreshanista #recipe #healthy #muffins

Muffins and healthy don’t often go together. Which is just a little depressing. This winter I went to a cafe in between classes and purposely avoided the donuts and got a big fluffy muffin. I was proud of myself for avoiding the Boston Cream Donuts, but then I checked the nutrition facts online.

The muffins, all varieties, had DOUBLE the calories and fat of any donut. I was shocked.

I thought I made the healthy choice! Evidently not, the muffins were full of sugar and fat.

While cafe muffins are clearly not a great choice, you can easily make healthy swaps to up the nutrition of your own.

Healthy Lemon & Raspberry Muffins- super delicious and guilt free! These muffins are made with Greek yogurt and 100% whole wheat flour. So zesty and bursting with flavour, you have to try them! | The Refreshanista #recipe #healthy #muffinsThese muffins are fluffy and delicious and full of flavour, just like regular muffins. But the ingredients are wholesome and more nutritious. No guilt involved with these delicious muffins!
Healthy Lemon & Raspberry Muffins- super delicious and guilt free! These muffins are made with Greek yogurt and 100% whole wheat flour. So zesty and bursting with flavour, you have to try them! | The Refreshanista #recipe #healthy #muffinsLike woah, just look at that. SO yummy.

A tip I learned from Sally’s Baking Addiction for fluffy muffins is to start them out in a very hot oven to kind of “shock” them into rising. Then lower the temperature for the rest of the baking time.

Another tip is lots of vanilla extract. I took a culinary tech class in high school and literally the only thing I learned was always add extra vanilla! This recipe has about double the amount that most recipes would. It really enhances the flavours of any baked goods.

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And now for the recipe:

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Lemon & Raspberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

Servings 1 dozen
Author Melanie Maxwell

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 3/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup of lemon Greek yogurt {I use 0% "fruit on the bottom" if yours is just lemon flavoured, add 1 tablespoon of lemon zest}
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of fresh raspberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 475F and line a muffin tray with paper liners.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, beat the egg. Then mix in coconut oil, Greek yogurt, vanilla, and lemon juice.
  4. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just barely combined.
  5. Add in raspberries and fold very gently to distribute throughout the batter. Don't worry if you squish a few berries, it's "par for the course" as my mom would say!
  6. Bake in the oven at 475F for 5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 375F and bake for another 25 minutes.

I hope you love these muffins as much as I do! Have a lovely weekend!

Melanie

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12 thoughts on “Lemon & Raspberry Greek Yogurt Muffins

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I love citrus and berry combinations, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be using Greek yogurt in all my recipes now- you’re right, the texture is amazing!

  1. You had me at lemons and raspberries. I love your tip on getting the muffins to rise by starting them in an extra hot oven. I’m definitely gonna give that a try. And I’m totally with you on extra vanilla… I’ve always been heavy handed when it comes to vanilla… But I thought maybe it was just me, since recipes often call for so little of it. It’s nice to find out that there’s some validity to my vanilla obsession.

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