Very Lemony Muffins

    30 minutes

    These muffins really are very lemony. If you prefer, use less lemon juice for the glaze and substitute an equal amount of milk. You could simply forgo the glaze but it really adds to the overall taste.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1/3 cup (85ml) milk
    • 1/4 cup (65ml) vegetable oil
    • 2/3 cup low fat lemon yoghurt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 3/4 cups (220g) plain flour
    • 1/4 cup (65g) white sugar
    • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
    • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
    • 1/4 teaspoon lemon essence
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 cup (90g) icing sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

    Preparation:13min  ›  Cook:17min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C. Grease the bottoms only of 12 muffin cups.
    2. Beat the milk, oil, lemon yoghurt and egg together. Stir in the flour, white sugar, poppy seeds, lemon zest, lemon oil, baking powder, bicarbo soda and salt. Mix until just combined. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.
    3. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with glaze immediately and let cool on racks.
    4. To Make Glaze: Stir the icing sugar with the lemon juice and mix until smooth and of drizzling consistency. Add drops of milk if thinning is necessary.

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    Having read some of the reviews prior to making these muffins, I increased the oil from 1/4 to 1/3 cup and I added a whole cup of non-fat lemon yogurt rather than just the 2/3 cup the recipe called for. I also used a little extra lemon zest and extract to increase the lemon flavor. They came out very moist and lemony. I will definitely make them this way again.  -  20 Apr 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    These muffins come out really moist, but it's the glaze that really make it! I also made these with oranges in place of the lemon and they were delicious!!  -  07 Apr 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Great muffin recipe! I omitted the glaze completely, and they were perfect! Thanks for the recipe!  -  01 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)