Cardamom and Citrus Crumble Muffin
With the bright flavours of citrus and the gentle warmth of cardamom, these crumble-topped, citrus muffins are here to brighten up your week.
Are you ready to whip up some muffins, but eggs are putting a dent in your wallet? Fear not, my friend! These cardamom and citrus crumble muffins are not only egg free but quick and easy to make. Bake your next batch of muffins in under 40 minutes and treat yourself to the irresistible texture of a moist interior paired with a crumbly top.
What is Cardamom?
Cardamom, a spice that comes from the seeds of various plants in the ginger family, has a strong and distinctive taste. Along with its aromatic fragrance, it offers a unique blend of sweet, floral, and spicy flavours. The best part is that this versatile spice can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes, making it a must-have ingredient in any kitchen.
In cooking and baking, the combination of cardamom and citrus creates a unique and delicious flavour profile. Firstly, the aromatic spice of cardamom warms and deepens the dish. Secondly, the refreshing and tangy taste of citrus adds a bright touch. When combined, the two ingredients form a complex and delightful flavour experience that is sure to please any palate.
What to serve with your muffins?
Whether you’re looking for a tasty snack or a quick breakfast option, cardamom and citrus muffins are a perfect choice. Not only do they taste great on their own, but they also pair well with a variety of toppings and accompaniments, giving you the freedom to customise them to your liking.
So, why not take your muffins to the next level with these delicious pairings:
- Add a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg for an extra layer of warmth and spice.
- Drizzle honey or maple syrup on top for a touch of sweetness.
- Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a decadent dessert.
- And if you’re feeling adventurous, try experimenting with different flavour combinations.
And that’s the way the muffins crumble.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free?
We haven’t tested this with GF flour as yet, so if you make this using gluten-free substitutes, do let us know in the comments!
Can I make this vegan?
Absolutely! Substitute the butter for a good quality vegan butter. The milk and yoghurt can be subbed for full cream soy milk and soy yoghurt. We use these alternatives due to their similarity to their dairy counterparts, but if you happen to try this with oat yoghurt and milk, let us know how it goes!
Do I have to use blood orange?
Of course not. You can use any citrus of your choice that is in season.
What is the purpose of rubbing the citrus zest into the sugar?
When you rub the citrus zest into the sugar, you enrich the sugar’s flavour by incorporating the essential oils and fragrant compounds present in the zest. This technique helps release the oils and ensures they blend evenly into the sugar, resulting in a fuller citrus taste that spreads throughout the entire dish.