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Bajoura Citron Muffins Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Special equipment needed:
- Muffin tin
- Muffin liners
- Mixing bowls
- Whisk
- Grater
- Measuring cups and spoons

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Line a muffin tin with muffin liners.

2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

3. In another mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, eggs, milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.

5. Fold in the grated carrots and chopped walnuts.

6. Scoop the batter into the muffin liners, filling each about 3/4 full.

7. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.

8. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
375°F (190°C)
Serving size:
12 muffins

Nutritional information:
Calories: 240
Fat: 12g
Carbohydrates: 29g
Protein: 5g
Sodium: 240mg
Sugar: 12g
Fiber: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- All-purpose flour can be substituted with whole wheat flour or gluten-free flour.
- Granulated sugar can be substituted with brown sugar or coconut sugar.
- Unsalted butter can be substituted with coconut oil or vegetable oil.
- Milk can be substituted with almond milk or soy milk.
- Lemon juice and zest can be substituted with lime juice and zest.

- Add 1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries for a fruity twist.
- Substitute the walnuts with pecans or almonds.
- Add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon for a warm and cozy flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Don't overmix the batter, as this can result in tough muffins.
- Use a cookie scoop to easily and evenly distribute the batter into the muffin liners.
- Grate the carrots finely for a more tender muffin.
- Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Storage instructions:
Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
To reheat, place the muffins in a 350°F (175°C) oven for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.

Presentation ideas:
Arrange the muffins on a platter and dust with powdered sugar for a simple and elegant presentation.

Top each muffin with a dollop of whipped cream or cream cheese frosting for a decadent treat.

Serve with a hot cup of coffee or tea for a cozy breakfast or snack.

Suggested side dishes:
Pair with fresh fruit or a side of yogurt for a balanced breakfast or snack.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the muffins are too dry, try adding an extra tablespoon of milk to the batter.
- If the muffins are too wet, try reducing the amount of grated carrots or adding an extra tablespoon of flour.

Food safety advice:
- Make sure to use clean and sanitized equipment when preparing the muffins.
- Store leftover muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Food history:
Bajoura Citron Muffins are a modern twist on classic carrot muffins, with the addition of lemon juice and zest for a bright and tangy flavor.

Flavor profiles:
These muffins are sweet, tangy, and nutty, with a tender crumb and a hint of warm spice.

Serving suggestions:
Enjoy these muffins for breakfast, as a snack, or as a dessert.

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Taste: Sweet, Tangy, Citrusy, Moist, Fluffy