Lemon Yogurt Muffins

One bite into these lemon yogurt muffins and your morning just got instantly better.

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with a Lemon glaze! These are so good in the lunchbox and are a great snack for after school. Packed with a little extra protein.

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with a Lemon glaze! These are so good in the lunchbox and are a great snack for after school. Packed with a little extra protein.

A couple of years ago, my daughter and I would go to a coffee shop every Thursday afternoon to wait forty-five minutes until it was time to go to art, after dropping off her brother at gymnastics.

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with a Lemon glaze! These are so good in the lunchbox and are a great snack for after school. Packed with a little extra protein.

For a while, we were in a lemon-poppy seed kick, until she decided she no longer liked the “little black things” in her muffins. We moved on to lemon pound cake, but it wasn’t the same since pound cake, while still delicious, it has a totally different texture.

As the school year and art classes ended, so did our weekly ritual. Recently, my daughter suggested I make lemon muffins without poppy seeds, and thus these muffins were created.

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with a Lemon glaze! These are so good in the lunchbox and are a great snack for after school. Packed with a little extra protein.

First, check out how easy they are to make in this quick video.

My daughter and I love baking together on the weekends, and this recipe just came together so easy. It is similar to my Very Blueberry Muffin recipe and my Strawberry Yogurt Oat Muffins. It’s super moist from the yogurt and incredibly fully at the same time.

While I include an easy glaze in the recipe below, full of lemon zest, I don’t usually glaze them, just on special occasions.

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with a Lemon glaze! These are so good in the lunchbox and are a great snack for after school. Packed with a little extra protein.

Lemon Yogurt Muffins

Lemon Yogurt Muffins with a Lemon glaze! These are so good in the lunchbox and are a great snack for after school. Packed with a little extra protein.
  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Yield: 9-12 muffins

Ingredients

Muffins:

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Zest of 2 lemons, about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6oz plain Greek yogurt

Icing drizzle:

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F and line a 12 muffin pan with liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In the bowl of your stand mixer or large bowl, cream butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add lemon zest, juice, and Greek yogurt, mix to combine.
  4. Fill each muffin cavity and bake, 12-14 minutes until the tops are golden and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow muffins to cool down completely prior to serving or drizzling with glaze.

For the glaze:

  1. Combine melted butter, cream cheese, lemon juice, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl and whisk until it’s thinned out to the consistency you like. Drizzle lightly over muffins.

Notes

This recipe can be made with whole-wheat pastry flour or half white and half whole-wheat flour. Making these muffins 100% whole wheat will yield denser muffins. To make these gluten-free, use a 1:1 gluten-free flour.

 

Leave a Reply 9 comments

Charlotte - October 25, 2016 Reply

These look delicious! Love lemon muffins.

Tiffanie - October 28, 2016 Reply

Yum! Lemon muffins without the poppy seeds? Yes please. I am right there with your daughter. I just don’t like them.

Julie Cameron - October 28, 2016 Reply

I could eat lemon pastries every day, a true weakness of mine.

Gina - October 31, 2016 Reply

These are the BEST lemon muffins I’ve ever made!

Sam - October 31, 2016 Reply

Made these this morning. They were amazing -even if I did not glaze.

Ericka - October 31, 2016 Reply

I love that you always say that the glaze is optional. These were super moist muffins with the perfect amount of lemon!

Sue Ellen - October 31, 2016 Reply

They were delicious!!

LL - July 22, 2018 Reply

I didn’t get a full 12 out of this batter. That always happens to me! Why so??

    Laura Fuentes - July 26, 2018 Reply

    Are you over-filling the muffin tins? that happens to me sometimes.

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