Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's Not a Lemon Cupcake

Well darn. I realize that on  The Professor and the Housewife  "about" page I said I would post the occasional recipe.  We are going to have much more luck with that when the weather cools off, y'all. When the temps are in the triple digits the most that can be expected of this housewife is for me to assemble food.  

One of my favorite things in the whole world is a lemon cupcake from a local bakery called Muddy's Bakeshop . But a girl can't have cupcakes every day (actually she can, but not if she wants to keep fitting in her cute jeans) so I've created a healthy little substitute to satisfy my craving for all things lemon.  

First you need to round up the usual suspects...okay some of you might call them ingredients: 

lemon (zest and juice)
freshly grated nutmeg

(Mine comes in a box but if we are all very nice, I have a  friend {Let's call her The Food Maven} who might share her delicious recipe for granola with us.)

Do I really need to tell you what to do here? Well, your brain COULD be on overload from stretching it  with Professor J.  Okay, put the yogurt in the bowl, squeeze in the lemon juice, add the lemon zest, nutmeg...(still with me?)

and top with granola.  If you use vanilla yogurt it'll taste just right if you use plain you may need a tiny amount of powdered sugar to offset the lemon. 

I know, I know, it's not a cupcake. But it is guilt free and delicious AND you don't have to cook it. 

There you go, a big bowl of lemony happiness to tide you over until you can get a cupcake. Pucker up!


  1. Sounds yummy! :D Plus, it's something you can enjoy cold which is an added bonus during the summer months. The other day, I googled "foods on days that are too hot to cook" which is poor grammar, but it got me a lengthy, rather gourmet list of recipes to try. I think I ended up making sandwiches. :)

  2. well... you may have to wait for the granola. raw, local honey is my sweetener of choice. a drop or two is plenty in a bowl of yogurt.
    try taking your concoction, sans granola and freeze it. i'll bet it would be similar to frozen yogurt from the store, and better for you!
    but, you're right... its NOT a lemon cupcake.