Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Give your tastebuds a fantastic surprise with these Lemon Yogurt Muffins. The excellent combination of flavors make the muffins zesty, sweet, moist and fluffy. The key to its great texture is the Greek yogurt. I have made these yummies many times and I still can’t get enough of them. Try these once and you’ll sure have a new favorite muffin flavor.

  • Serves 10 people
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups All-Purpose Flour  sifted
  • 3/4 cup + 3 tablespoons Caster Sugar
  • 2 Lemon Zest
  • 4 tablespoons Lemon Juice  freshly squeezed
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Whole Milk
  • 1/2 cup Canola Oil
  • 2 large Egg  lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Candied Lemon Zest

  • 2 Lemons  well cleaned
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 cup Caster Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar  for dusting on top of muffins

Procedure

Muffins
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir to combine.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the egg, yogurt, milk, and lemon juice. Stir into dry ingredients just until well combined.
  3. Fill each muffin case 3/4 full with the batter using an ice cream scoop or small soup ladle.
  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  5. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool for about 5-7 minutes before removing from the muffin pan.
Candied Lemon Zest
  1. Get zest from lemons with a paring knife or vegetable peeler, keeping each piece long. Slice the white pith part using a paring knife. Cut into julienne slices.
  2. Place julienned zest in a small bowl and add boiling water. Let stand for 15 minutes and drain.
  3. In a small saucepan, add sugar and water and bring to boil over medium heat.
  4. When sugar is dissolved, add julienned zest, reduce the heat to low, and cook for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and strain lemon zest. Separate them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle the peels with a lightly coating of powdered sugar so they are easy to separate.
  6. Garnish the muffins with candied lemon zest and powdered sugar.

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Hi! I’m Sheilla Lopez. I am a Cuisine and Pastry Chef, Culinary Instructor, Chef Consultant, Food Stylist, Food Photographer, Recipe Developer, Food Writer. I am also a mom to an amazing little boy. Read more…

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