Lemon Muffins

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I love lemons.  We had a lemon “bush” in our backyard growing up (it was supposed to be a tree, but it’s super short…maybe it’s a dwarf tree) and I would cut the lemons in half and suck on them.  It sure grossed my mom out.

Naturally, I love all things lemon flavored (well almost all things lemon flavored).  I especially love lemon cake and lemon muffins.  These muffins are pretty basic and aren’t super lemon flavored, but I’ll fix that next time with more lemon-sugar mixture and some lemon glaze.

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    1 3/4 c flour
    3/4 c sugar
    2 t baking powder
    1/4 t salt
    1 beaten egg
    1 c milk
    1/4 c cooking oil or melted butter or margarine
    2 t finely shredded lemon peel
    1 T lemon juice
    1/2 c chopped almonds or walnuts– I omitted
    2 T lemon juice (optional)
    1 T sugar (optional)
    1. Grease muffin tins or line cups with paper liners. In a medium bowl, stir the flour, 3/4 c sugar, baking powder and salt together. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and set aside.
    2. In another medium bowl, combine the egg, milk, oil, lemon peel and the 1 T lemon juice. Add the egg mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should still be a little lumpy). Fold in nuts. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
    3. Bake in a 350 oven for 18 – 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center muffin comes out clean. If desired, stir together the 2 T of lemon juice and 1 T of sugar. Brush the lemon-sugar mixture over the top of the muffins. Cool the muffins in the tin for about 5 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

As mentioned above, I would have liked more lemony flavor. Next time, I’ll probably double the lemon-sugar mixture and really soak the tops of the muffins. I’ll also mix some powdered sugar and lemon juice to make an additional glaze.

* The original recipe is for lemon bread, but I wanted muffins.  If you want to make it in bread form, grease the bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of an 8 x 4 x 2- inch loaf pan.  Cook the batter for 50 – 55 minutes instead of the 18 – 20 minutes indicated above.

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5 Comments

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5 responses to “Lemon Muffins

  1. I love anything lemon so I’m sure I’d love these!

  2. Mmmm, these look really yummy! I love lemon muffins. 🙂

  3. Ivy

    Oh, these looks so lemony fluffo-licious!

  4. Mmmm, I love lemon muffins. Do you ever sprinkle them with powdered sugar like at Souplantation???

  5. kamaile

    I didn’t, but you can if you want.

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