Meyer lemons. Definitely the most beautiful lemons on earth. That vigorous almost orangey yellow colour, the smooth skin and the citrus fragrance simply make you happy. Look at them or smell them, DELIGHT! The flavour is sweet and I heard that meyer lemons are less acidic than normal lemon. And they simply takes these lemon muffins to another new level of deliciousness!
Being said that, these muffins are totally fine and as tasty if you use regular lemons. The process of making these muffins are really quick and easy. You might find it strange to blend the lemons with their skins and seeds and everything. And I do believe that’s why these muffins are incredibly lemony, moist and fragrant! Perfect for breakfast, snack, dessert…
Ingredients (12 regular-sized muffins):
2 cups flour
1 cup and 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 regular or meyer lemons
2 eggs1 cup milk
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 400F. Grease muffin tin or line with muffin liners.
To prepare muffins, in a large bowl, sift together flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Cut 2 lemons into wedges and put them in a food processor. Add eggs, milk and oil, and blend until almost smooth.
Pour the lemon mixture into the flour mixture, and fold to mix until just blended.
Divide the batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and the remaining sugar with a fork. Sprinkle about a teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar on top of each muffin.
Thinly slice the remaining lemon and top each muffin with one whole or half slice.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown on top.
Lorna, suddenly this recipe has become so versatile. Thank you for your creativity! :)
Oh the coconut was Devine, by the way I also tried this recipe substituted lemon for oranges and poppyseed and it was fabulous :)
Update from last batch with cinnamon it was really really nice :) … Doing another batch without cinnamon but adding coconut :) x
Lorna, I think adding coconut is a great idea. Just wondering if you put it in the batter or on top as “coconut sugar”? Cause if you put it on top, the coconut may burn. Not sure. I can’t wait to hear your update. If it works, I will definitely try that too! I looooooooove coconut. :)
Making these now and I accidentally put all the sugar along with the cinnamon in the flour mixture cause I was a bit eager and didn’t read it thoroughly … Hope it still tastes good … Ekkkzz I shall update u on my progress
Hi Lorna, I don’t really think it is a big deal at all, and I am pretty sure the essential flavor of citrus will still be there! Can’t wait to hear your updates. :)
Use the whole lemon? Does it make a big difference if you use regular lemons?
Great muffin and an AWESOME photo. Thanks, Lululu!
Meyer lemons are so sweet and delicious! Lemon muffins sound wonderful. Congrats on the FB top 9 today!
So you leave the rinds on the lemons?! Sounds delicious!
I love lemon and citrusy flavoured desserts ;) I love how these lemon muffins are so easy to make! Thanks for sharing and congratulations for making it to Top 9 on Foodbuzz!
Gorgeous muffins :) The flavor must be so bright and refreshing!
I have cupcake maker and a lot of lemons.. I don;t have to think much now what to make.. :)
Delicious! I love meyer lemons, you’re right, there isn’t anything more yellow than a meyer lemon. ;P
What gorgeous muffins! So refreshing and I love the soury flavour of lemons – perfect with some lemonade no? :D
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