meyer lemon muffins
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breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it a good one
meyer lemon muffins
I had lofty aspirations for January. Not quite resolutions, but more like plans
I was going to get more organized; that is going pretty well
I was going to exercise more; that is, let’s just say, going
I was going to cut carbs, that is NOT going anywhere
Those of you that can eat whole 30 or paleo, my hat is tipped to you. That is hard. I never planned on going no-carb, just lowering my carb intake. Even that is difficult. I love my carbs. Pasta like this make ahead casserole is something I could eat almost nightly. Fresh bread, don’t even get me started. YUM
My kids made not eating the madeleines easy; they devoured every last one.
But today I found myself craving something sweet and lemony. I searched high and low hoping to find a hidden madeleine. I didn’t find a madeleine, but I did find a meyer lemon hidden underneath the grapefruit.
Not wanting to make another batch of cookies, I made muffins instead. Much more of an acceptable breakfast food I’d say.
- 1 3/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- juice from one meyer lemon
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup of milk
- 4 Tbsp butter, melted
- sugar for topping - I used raw sugar for more crunch
- pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees
- mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl
- add in the lemon juice,, egg, milk , and butter
- stir only until the dry ingredients are incorporated, there should still be lumps
- spoon batter into muffin tins (filling about 2/3 of the way)
- sprinkle with sugar (optional)
- bake for 20 - 25 minutes
I like to bake with King Arthur Whole Wheat Pastry Flour; it makes me feel better about eating baked goods, but feel free to substitute all purpose flour for the wheat.
Don’t have meyer lemons at home, use a regular lemon. Just make sure you have at least 2 Tbsp of lemon juice for the batter; you really want the muffins to taste like lemon muffins.
Also, for topping I prefer raw sugar, but use whatever you ave on hand, or leave them plain. The muffins are still delicious.
If Charlie ate blueberries, I’d probably add those too, I love a lemon blueberry muffin.
Muffins from friends –
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