A Healthier Chanukah
Olive oil, grapefruit, the perfect combo. Amy Spiro
Keep the spirit of the Chanukah holiday with a slightly healthier treat.
Sure, deep fried is all the rage on Chanukah, and I indulged last week with my homemade cronut recipe. But even among the once-a-year celebration, there's room to be a little bit more healthy while still celebrating the story of the holiday. After all, what is Chanukah all about? The miracle of the olive oil lasting for eight days. And I don't recommend olive oil for deep frying, and I can pretty much guarantee that any doughnut you're buying from a bakery is not cooked in olive oil either.
But these muffins put olive oil front and center, using its mellow, fruity taste as a perfect balance to the bite of citrus from grapefruits. Honestly, these muffins surpassed even my expectations with their tastiness - they were soft and tender, with gentle but harmonious flavors and occasional bursts of citrusy goodness. Perfect for the Festival of Lights, and all year round.