Raspberry & Lemon Muffins

great for kids 

GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE

I really love the hint of lemon in these muffins which makes them feel quite refreshing. Raspberries are in season from June through until September so these make a lovely gift for summer visitors and those (rare!) lazy afternoons in the garden with a fresh mint tea.

makes 12


INGREDIENTS

250g rasberries
160g ground almonds
120g teff flour
2 tbsp tapioca flour

1 tsp baking powder (gluten-free optional)
pinch of salt
100g honey
120g coconut oil (cuisine flavour if possible)
1 tsp vanilla essence
4 eggs, yolk separated
160ml milk (I used almond)
zest from 2 lemons, juice from 1 lemon


STEP-BY-STEP

Pre heat oven to 180c and grease or line a 12 hole muffin tin.

Combine the ground almonds, teff flour, tapioca, baking powder and salt in bowl and whisk to make sure there are no lumps. In a food processor, combine the honey, coconut oil, vanilla essence and lemon zest until smooth, then add the egg yolks one by one until you have a creamy mix.

Beat the egg whites to soft peaks. Add the wet mix to the dry mix, along with the nut milk, lemon juice and 2/3 of the raspberries and fold to combine. Fold in the egg whites and divide evenly into the muffin tins and place one or two raspberries on top.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.