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Lemon Streusel Muffins Recipe

"These delicate lemon muffins are wonderful served with bacon and eggs on Sunday mornings...or with a shrimp soup and garden salad for lunch," advises Mary Kelly of Hopland, California.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • STREUSEL TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • 1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg yolks. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with lemon juice. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: about 1 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 331 calories, 19 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 112 mg cholesterol, 342 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.