Tasty Tuesday #4: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins are one of my all time favorite kinds of muffins. But if you get them at your local bakery/coffee shop, they're likely to charge you upwards of $3 for one single muffin! So I find the best way to get delicious muffins, save money, and know exactly what is in my food (I like avoiding preservatives and ingredients that are impossible to pronounce as much as possible), is to make my own muffins. These come out moist, delicious, and refreshingly lemony, without being overbearing.

Here's the recipe!

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour ($0.50)
1 cup honey ($0.50)
3 tbsp poppy seeds ($0.25)
1 tbsp grated lemon peel ($0.75)
1 tsp baking soda ($0.05
2 tsp baking powder ($0.05)
1/2 tsp salt (negl. $)
16 oz plain low-fat yogurt ($1.00)
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice ($0.75)
1/4 cup applesauce ($0.10)
2 eggs ($0.25)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla ($0.10)

Preheat oven to 400. Grease 12 large muffin cups (or smaller muffin cups and a bread pan, which is what is pictured above).
Combine flour, poppy seeds, lemon peel, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Combine all other ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon into muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
Bake 25-30 minutes (about 15 minutes if you are making small ones - don't make the same mistake I did and burn the edges by cooking them too long!) (25-30 is also good if you make it in two small bread pans - lemon poppyseed loaf anyone?). Cool until ready to serve.

Total cost - about $5.20
Cost per serving - about $0.65

Nutrition Facts:
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Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Thanks for doing the price breakdowns... it's the one thing I think is missing from most cooking blog posts!

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