Sunday, October 30, 2011

Lemony Millet Muffins

I just found out that I have a snow day tomorrow. Happy Halloween! I decided that baking was a good way to celebrate. This is another recipe from Super Natural Every Day and you can expect quite a few more over the next few weeks. Such a great cookbook!
These muffins are delicious, nutty, and lemony. They are healthy, but a bit high in points. I am going to try to find ways to make them a bit lower calorie without losing the wholesomeness. Maybe just less butter? I don't think applesauce would work as a butter substitute in this recipe. Suggestions are welcome.

Original Inspiration: Super Natural Every Day
Serving Size: Makes 12 large muffins
WW: 6 pointsplus per muffin


2 1/4 cups (10 ounces) whole wheat pastry flour
1/3 cup (2 ounces) uncooked millet
1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt (I used fat free greek yogurt)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup agave nectar or honey (I ran out of honey, which is what the original recipe calls for, but the agave tasted great)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Zest from 1 lemon


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees with your rack in the top third of the oven. Butter a muffin tin or put liners in the pan (reusable silicone for me).

Whisk together the dry ingredients - flour, millet, baking powder, baking soda, and salt - in a large bowl. In another bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients - yogurt, butter, eggs, agave or honey, and lemon zest and juice - until everything is smooth. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until everything is incorporated.

Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter into each muffin cup. Each cup will almost be filled to the brim. Bake for around 15 minutes, until the muffin tops are browned and beginning to crack and a toothpick comes out clean from the center of your biggest muffin. Let the muffins cool for 5 minutes in the pan and then move them to a wire rack to cool completely.

I enjoyed my muffin plain, but they would be delicious slathered in salted butter, lemon curd, or honey. Enjoy!


  1. Can you please explain lemon curd to me? This sounds like a delicious treat.

  2. It is like a creamy lemon spread that is often served on scones or baked goods. I think it is typically made with eggs, sugar, lemon juice. The British love it.