Monday, April 13, 2009

Glazed Lemon Muffins

Is there anything NOT to like about a glazed lemon muffin? These have a tender crumb and a tangy glaze and if you happen to catch them warm out of the oven . . . well, you just might have a hard time controlling yourself.
1 3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1 T. grated lemon rind
1 egg, lightly beaten
8-oz. container lemon yogurt (I used plain yogurt and added a touch of lemonade)
1/4 c. plus 2 T. butter, melted
1 T. lemon juice
1/4 c. sugar
2 t. grated lemon rind
1/3 c. lemon juice

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, 3/4 c. sugar, and 1 T. lemon rind. Mix well and make a little hole in the center. Into said little hole, dump in egg, yogurt, melted butter, and 1 T. lemon juice. Stir up the wet ingredients, then mix into the dry ingredients, just until moistened. (Can you tell, I was trying valiantly not to dirty up a second bowl?)
Spoon batter into greased muffin tins, filling about 3/4 full (mine made 12). Bake at 400 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes or until golden.
Cool muffins in pans for five minutes, then remove from pans. With toothpick, poke holes all over the muffin tops. In small saucepan, place glaze ingredients: the 1/4 c. sugar, 2 t. lemon rind, and 1/3 c. lemon juice. Cook over medium (or med.-high) heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Spoon glaze over muffins.

This recipe comes from Christmas with Southern Living 1995. The fact that we just celebrated Easter does not negate my devotion to Christmas recipes. All. Year. Long.



Blogger Mozi Esme said...

These look so yummy! I'll have to try the recipe...

April 13, 2009 at 4:49 PM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Any problems with weight in your household?!

April 13, 2009 at 6:47 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

MoziEsme, thanks for stopping by.

And Ruby -- I'm not sayin'. I'm just not sayin' :) I do have a couple of Weight Watchers-type cookbooks, but seems they don't get nearly the use my other cookbooks get. I keep looking for chocolate recipes in there and they never seem to have any ;)

April 13, 2009 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger DarcyLee said...

I love lemon anything so I'm going to try these. Yum!

April 13, 2009 at 7:38 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

These look so good, and I love lemon! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

April 13, 2009 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Ruby said...

I know what you mean!
I had a "low everything" cookbook which rarely got used until one of my daughters left home and found some great recipes in it! Not chocolate, alas!

April 14, 2009 at 3:30 AM  
Blogger CarolinaDreamz said...

Hi Lynn. I so love lemon. I'm working on several posts, with new recipes.. all in the name of lemon. I can't wait to try these.. I love little cakes and muffins, as much as lemon. Perfect combination, for me.

I'm going to peek around, now.
~Heidi, outside Charleston, SC (

April 14, 2009 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Hi Lynn,
You have an award over at my blog!

April 14, 2009 at 11:12 PM  
Blogger Jana McBurney-Lin said...

The weight conversation reminds me of when my husband and I first got married. After dinner, I broke out a bag of chocolate chip cookies. He said, "Cookies? Wouldn't you rather have some fruit?"
Uh, no. Give me chocolate anytime. He was amazed (as was I.)
So, I've learned to appreciate fruit more--although I don't encourage him to like chocolate more. (Don't want to have him suffer or anything.) Perhaps these lemon muffins will satisfy both of us.
Thanks, Lynn.

April 15, 2009 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger  Cha said...

Hi Lynn, Thanks for the comment on my photo header. There's a story about that photo on my photography blog

Just put "silhouettes" in the search on the blog. I'm going to search your site for new recipes. :)

April 16, 2009 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Lisa Spence said...


April 16, 2009 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Heather S-G said...

Hi Lynn! Glad you found me...can't wait to check out your blog. These muffins DO look great! I will have to give 'em a go!

April 17, 2009 at 9:07 AM  
Blogger Meredith said...

These sound wonderful!

April 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Getting Connected with Technology 2009 said...

Lemon recipes are intense. If you like I have 2. I have a lemon pancake recipe and a lemon curd recipe. The second one is extremely intense but the lemon pancake recipe isn't too bad.

April 30, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Getting Connected With Technology, I would love your lemon recipes. I've made lemon curd before (YUM) but have never made lemon pancakes. Those sound delicious.

April 30, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

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