Healthy Lemon Muffins
I’m here to tell you all about these insanely delicious healthy lemon muffins! Or I could describe them as being some of the most yummiest muffins ever. I can’t wait for you to see how delicious they are for yourself.
These muffins are superbly moist, I’m telling you. They also have the most soft, fluffy and light texture – and are low in sugar as well. They’re healthy, yes; but have all of the flavor of a regular muffin.
I really had no idea that these healthy lemon muffins would be so amazing. I just thought to create a decent-tasting healthy lemon muffin recipe. These muffins far exceeded my expectations, that’s for sure!
Make Them Whenever You Want, As in Year-Round
Plus that tangy lemon flavor just makes the eating experience even more satisfying. Another thing: there’s no specific time of the year to make these muffins. You can enjoy them anytime you want.
Usually anything lemon-flavored is a highlight of the spring/summer seasons. But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying it at any other time during the year, right? Especially when the craving hits..
What Makes These Muffins Healthy Yet So Yummy
A couple of things you’re going to love about these lemon muffins: they’re so tasty and also healthy. Healthy doesn’t always mean that something won’t taste as good or flavorful.
These muffins contain the most simple ingredients that work together to create the best texture ever. Some of these include plain Greek yogurt, only two tbsp of oil and one egg. You can also substitute dairy-free Greek yogurt such as this one if you wish.
To keep my baking recipes healthy, I usually try not to go overboard with any dairy products. This includes oil and butter, which in excess; aren’t good for you health wise. Also yogurt, if it’s not low-fat.
Since there’s only a small amount of yogurt needed for this recipe, you can use full-fat if you prefer; or just go with low-fat. The oil and yogurt combination is what contributes greatly to the texture of these muffins.
No Boring Muffins With This Recipe – Oh No!
I feel like muffins are not as popular, as compared to cupcakes or other desserts. They’re usually eaten plain, with no toppings (i.e. frosting). In other words, they may seem boring compared to other sweets.
I’m happy to show you that muffins can be jazzed up as well. You can top them with a glaze after baking, as I’ve done with these lemon muffins.
Or you can top them with fresh fruit, nuts, a cinnamon sugar topping, etc. before baking. Either way, muffins can be fun to eat too.
Super Easy Muffin Recipe..
Finally, another reason for you to love this recipe, is that these muffins are so easy to make. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes tops to make the batter. And you will only need one bowl.
In addition, you don’t need to use any kitchen appliances to make these muffins. The batter is easily and conveniently made by hand. This helps to save on time, and less dishes to clean later.
More Muffin Recipes For Your Consideration
Allow me to inform you about these other muffin recipes you may want to try out. I love creating muffin recipes, therefore there’s plenty on this food blog.
Vanilla Muffins Recipe: The moistest muffins you could ever make! The flavor is amazing, and they’re super easy to customize.
Vegan Double Chocolate Muffins: As the name implies, these muffins are vegan; but easy to customize to your preferences. They’re not lacking in regards to flavor or taste. I would go as far as to say, they should be next on your list to consider making.
Blueberry Greek Yogurt Muffins: Now, these muffins are absolutely delicious. They’re soft, moist and contain protein from the addition of the yogurt.
Healthy Lemon Muffins Ingredients:
You don’t need any fancy ingredients to make these incredibly tasting muffins. Quite the opposite. I’m sure you have most of the ingredients on hand right now, in fact.
Check out the ingredients list below..
- All-Purpose Flour
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Cane Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Organic Canola Oil or Vegetable Oil
- An egg (room temp): Take it out at least 45 minutes before starting the recipe.
- Greek Yogurt (room temp): The same as with the egg. Take out 30-45 minutes prior to starting the recipe.
- Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice (2 tbsp) and Zest (from a medium sized lemon)
- Milk: I would recommend the milk to be room temp as well. This will help the ingredients to meld together more easily. And adds to the texture of the muffins.
As always, I hope you enjoy making and eating these healthy lemon muffins. I would love to know how this recipe turns out for you. Be blessed!
Healthy Lemon Muffins
- 12 cavity muffin pan lined with liners. Spray the liners with oil. *If you don’t use the liners, just make sure to oil or grease the cavities before adding the muffin batter*
- 1 3/4 cups and 3 tbsp flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup and 1 1/2 tbsp sugar, along with an additional 4 tsp..
- 3/4 tsp vanilla extract or go with a full teaspoon if you’d like
- 2 tbsp cooking oil such as organic canola, vegetable, etc.
- 1 egg room temperature
- 2 tbsp Greek yogurt room temperature
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice not the imitation one (flavor is completely different)
- Fresh zest from a medium size lemon
- 1 cup + 4 1/2-5 tbsp milk (start with the 4 1/2 first)
- For the lemon glaze: you need powdered sugar, fresh lemon juice, vanilla extract and milk. *recipe down below*
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Add the dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl (flour – sugar). Combine or sift together thoroughly.
- Add in the rest of the ingredients, including the lemon zest and juice. Combine everything together until a slightly thick batter forms. Some small lumps will remain.(Optional) Let the batter sit for 10 minutes before baking for a better consistency and texture.Divide the batter between the oiled/greased muffin cavities. *To avoid overfilling the cavities, you may have enough batter to make an extra muffin*
- Bake for 23-24 minutes, or until tested with a toothpick. Note: Make sure the muffins are cool before glazing them.
- Lemon Glaze: Combine 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 3 tsp fresh lemon juice, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp milk until very smooth. *It’s best to use a fork to combine the ingredients*
- Drizzle the glaze over the muffins. Then allow the muffins to sit for a few minutes afterwards, so the glaze will set; before serving.