January 10, 2019

Grapefruit poppy seed muffins

Grapefruit poppy seed muffins are a twist on the classic lemon poppy seed muffin. Who among us hasn't purchased a bag of grapefruit and then wondered what to do with it all? Recently, I had my two year old daughter with me when I was grocery shopping and she insisted that I buy the "big oranges" (AKA grapefruits). She and her brother were really excited to try them the next morning for breakfast and they enjoyed them. They are big fruit fans and have been trying all kinds of winter produce this year like clementines, pomegranates, and persimmons. And while we've been eating the grapefruits, some have been lingering in the fruit bowl and I was thinking of a way to use them up. I decided to make these muffins. Grapefruit imparts a lighter and more subtle flavor to baked goods than other citrus, so it's not a strong or overpowering flavor. They are moist, light, and fluffy. Perfect for a breakfast with scrambled eggs or as a snack with a cup of hot tea. This recipe will make a dozen muffins.