Avocado Lemon Muffins

My voice is coming back. I thank God for that. It’s been odd not being able to communicate as I normally do. We have so much to be grateful for, don’t we? Sometimes it takes a little inconvenience like the lost of voice to make us realize just how important little things are. Praise the Lord for His goodness.

Anyway, back to things that make the world a little more beautiful (and bearable). Have you ever had savoury muffins? Ok, these are not exactly full on savoury. It just doesn’t contain any bit of sweetener and are soooo good as is! Even better with a small pat of butter and a drizzle of honey.

As seen here.. Avocado Lemon Muffin… but I’m getting ahead of myself.

I actually found this recipe in a small recipe book called Cupcakes and Muffins by Parragon Books. The annoying part is that the authors are not specified so I cannot stalk them. But there have been pretty great recipes I’ve tried from their Love Food series.

What intrigued me most about this recipe was the fact that it used rather healthy ingredients like olive oil, avocado, lemon and NO sugar. Plus the knowledge that my avocado is slowly degenerating in the fridge because I was trying to save it for a good occasion that never came. Never save something for a better time if it’s perishable! Avocado Lemon Muffin 1

My favourite part was the mashing of the avocado. I kept it fairly chunky because I wanted to be able to see my avocado pieces.Avocado Lemon Muffin 2

It was just a matter of mixing up the wet ingredients… Avocado Lemon Muffin 4

…and then adding in all the dry.Avocado Lemon Muffin 5

Once the avocado mash is folded in, we’re pretty much set! Can you spot the chunks? That made the muffins that more awesome.Avocado Lemon Muffin 8

I used my handy dandy ice cream scoop to portion the batter out.Avocado Lemon Muffin 10

Off into the oven they went!Avocado Lemon Muffin 11

These were perfect for breakfast. Avocado Lemon Muffin 14

I topped them with a variety of stuff: Fig jam, Butter, Honey & Avocado slicesAvocado Lemon Muffin 16

The fragrant olive oil and lemon really came through. Because these aren’t sweetened, you can take them both as savoury or sweet.Avocado Lemon Muffin 15

I, of course, went the sweet route. But I can totally see these being great accompaniments to a hearty creamy soup. Minestrone even! Plus, they freeze so well. That very first picture on top was taken a couple weeks after I made these. I froze a couple and they thawed beautifully. Just the kind of pick-me-up we need in the morning.

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Avocado Lemon Muffins
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 2 medium Hass Avocado, peeled
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 350g (12 oz) Flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 lightly beaten Eggs
  • 225ml (8 oz) Milk
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tbsp regular Butter, melted
  • 1½ tbsp Lemon Zest
  • 1 tsp ground Black Pepper
Steps
  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
  2. Grease 12 muffin tins & set aside.
  3. In a bowl with the lemon juice, lightly mash the avocado. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder (and a pinch of salt if you use unsalted butter).
  5. In another bowl, mix together all the remaining ingredients. Add flour mixture in and stir until just combined.
  6. Fold in mashed avocado.
  7. Spoon mixture into muffin tins. Bake for 20 mins or until muffins springs back when lightly pressed.
  8. Remove from tin & cool on a rack.
  9. Store in airtight container for 2 days or freeze for 3 months.
  10. Serve as is or with jam, honey or cheese. Or whatever you like. It's good either way.

Comments

  1. These muffins sound very interesting. I rarely make savory muffins, and of course, never with avocado. These would be good to try for breakfast night. Thanks for sharing, Jayne.

    • I can’t express how infatuated I am with these muffins. I thought some muffin under the “healthy” tag would probably lack in goodness. Boy was I wrong.

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    Avocado in muffins! I often buy avocados from costco and they become ready at the same time. This is a great recipe to give it a try!

    • haha! You are blessed for having access for great avocados! I can’t wait to make this again when I get some good (and cheaper) ones. 😀

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