Lemon Tea Muffins Recipe
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Lemon Tea Muffins Recipe

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Meet the Cook: When it comes to baking, muffins are No. 1 to me. I bake a batch every day. These are great with your favorite tea...or cool lemonade in the summer or a cup of hot cocoa in the winter! My family - my husband and I have three children...7, 3 and 2 - live in the country. We have horses and enjoy riding, along with fishing, boating plus lots of other outdoor activities. -Terrie Cox, Honeyville, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 155 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, beat egg yolks until light and lemon colored, about 3 minutes. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Fold in yolks. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with lemon juice and peel, stirring just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined miniature muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire racks. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Lemon Tea Muffins in Country Woman May/June 1995, p29

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Brenda MH 4419
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2013

"I was very pleased with the appearance of these muffins- mine looked better than the picture, very nicely rounded tops. But I thought they were pretty bland and not really worth the effort, especially since the recipe is a bit time consuming with beating the egg yolks and whites separately and folding into the batter. The lemon taste wasn't very prominent either."

nelda h. till 12202
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"My husband and I were disappointed with these muffins. I used Stevia, might be better with sugar."

floobish 28045
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013

"These are wonderful. Lovely fluffy texture. I used Meyer lemons and added more zest & juice, they came out very tangy and flavorful. Everyone loved them although they were a bit too lemony for the kids. (That was because of my adjustment.) I also didn't realize they were minis so I got 8 large ones. Next time I'll do minis for sure. I blogged them here."

oxnicoleox3 21807
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I liked these quite a lot. My family isn't very into lemon flavors, but I had my friends try it and they liked it. One commented that it was just a bit too dry, but I'm not sure how to fix that. I think they would be perfect for a tea party or a girly get together."

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