Luscious Lemon Muffins Recipe
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Luscious Lemon Muffins Recipe

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I've had this recipe since my college days, when it was served in one of my foods classes. These tempting, light lemony muffins go well at a luncheon with chicken salad. Even our two middle-school-aged children love to munch on them. -Mary-Lynne Mason, Janesville, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugr
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • Cinnamon-sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 201 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 227mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add alternately with lemon juice to creamed mixture. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter with lemon peel.
  2. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until light golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Yield: 9 muffins.
Originally published as Luscious Lemon Muffins in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p39

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dkuehl User ID: 3131131 46658
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2014

"These lemon muffins were very good. Light and tasty. I cut back just a bit on the lemon juice and peel to suit our tastes."

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