If you are looking for the perfect spring time muffin recipe, here it is!! Lemon mini muffins are wonderful. They are light and fragrant – perfect for a spring time muffin. My little one asked me about a week ago to make him a muffin.
My oldest has his pumpkin muffins, but my little one doesn’t have his “own” muffin. Lucky for me, I talked to one of my friends last week, who told me about these lemon muffins that she made for her little girl. Since my little one loves lemon – he will suck on them – I thought this might be a perfect muffin for him.
They are so good. I just love the freshness of the lemon, and the lime sugar is a wonderful touch, not only with respect to the flavor it adds, but for the color it adds to the muffin too. These are definitely becoming part of my muffin rotation.
Lemon Mini Muffins with Lime – Scented Sugar from Cuisine at Home and my friend
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
¼ cup lemon flavored yogurt
2 tbsp minced fresh lemon – cut a whole lemon(rind and all) into chunks, remove seeds, then pulse in a food processor until the texture of oatmeal
½ tsp vanilla extract
6 tbsp sugar
½ stick unsalted butter, softened
¼ cup sugar
Chopped zest of 1 lime
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees; coat on 12 cup mini muffin pan (or 6 standard size muffin cups) with non stick spray.
Whisk flour, baking powder, salt, soda, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Blend yogurt, minced lemon, and vanilla together in a cup with a pour spout.
Cream 6 tbsp sugar and ½ stick butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until light; add egg and beat well. Alternately blend flour and yogurt mixtures into butter; starting and ending with flour; do not overmix. Fill cups of prepared muffin pans three quarters full, then bake until a toothpick inserted in a muffin comes out clean, 20-30 minutes. Cool briefly in the pan.
Pulse remaining sugar with lime zest in a food processor until zest is minced. Brush warm muffins with 3 tbsp melted butter and roll in sugar mixture to coat.
We had a hard, short rain last night, and saw the coolest rainbow. I took a picture and am sharing it with you. Hope your weekend was great - see you soon!