Lemon Kale Muffins

Lemon Kale Muffins

These Lemon Kale Muffins are zingy and delicious. The flavour of the kale fades away beneath the lemon, but leaves behind its green goodness. The kale flavour fades away so they taste like lemon muffins. A tasty hidden veg recipe!

  • 2 cups (100g) kale discard any woody stalks


  • 2 eggs


  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 lemon zest and juice


  • ½ cup (150g) butter at room temperature


  • ¾ cup (150g) sugar


  • 1 ½ cups (200g) plain (all purpose) flour


  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • Preheat oven to 170C/325F. Line or grease a muffin tray.


  • Tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces and boil or steam for a few minutes until tender. Refresh in cold water and squeeze out excess moisture.


  • Add the kale, eggs, vanilla and lemon juice to a blender and whiz until smooth (or puree with an emmersion blender).


  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.


  • Add the kale puree and lemon zest and mix well. The mixture may split slightly, but don't worry.


  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt and stir to gently combine.


  • Fill the muffin cups ¾ full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool in the tins for 10 minutes then remove and allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Recipie inspired by Kate, a food blogger! Find more info on: https://veggiedesserts.com/kale-and-lemon-muffins/
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