Lemon Muffins

I knew that this upcoming weekend was going to be packed full of visitors and good times so over this past weekend I decided to stay in and hang out with the pups while my husband was at work. Initially, my intentions were to relax but my body, of course, had other plans. Instead of relaxing (I swear, I can never sit still), I preheated the oven and turned into a baking and cooking madwoman.

Out of the many treats that I made, one of my favorites happened to be these tasty lemon muffins. I had set out to make lemon quick bread but midway through preparing it I realized that I wanted muffins instead…decisive I am not.

If you’re craving a lemony treat, then you are going to love these muffins. Plus, they are so cute and petite…and the glaze adds a great, sugar-filled crunch! 

Lemon Muffins

Ingredients:

For the muffins:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

For the glaze:

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and sugar until well-blended (2 to 3 minutes). Add the eggs (one at a time), beating well after each addition.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, along with the milk and lemon zest. Beat until blended.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased muffin pan, filling 3/4 full (if you don’t want to grease the pan, then use paper muffin cups).
  6. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  7. Prepare the glaze by stirring together the sugar and lemon juice. The sugar might not dissolve completely but it’s better that way because the muffins will have a sugar-filled crunch.
  8. Remove the muffins and transfer to a wire rack. Using a fork, poke holes at the top of every muffin and drizzle the glaze over each muffin.

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Comments

  1. Thanks! They are so good! If you make them, be sure to add the lemon glaze. It kicks the lemon flavor up a notch and makes them so tasty!

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