Makeover Lemon Streusel Muffins Recipe
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Makeover Lemon Streusel Muffins Recipe

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These delightful muffins mimic the great coffee shop treats, but because they use reduced-fat lemon yogurt and egg whites instead of whole eggs, they're much, much lighter. Calvin Hwang - La Mesa, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon yogurt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 226 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 218mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until crumbly. Beat in egg yolks and lemon peel. Combine the flours, baking powder, salt and baking soda; add to the butter mixture alternately with lemon juice and yogurt.
  2. In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold into batter. Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill two-thirds full with batter.
  3. For streusel, combine the flour, brown sugar and nutmeg; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in walnuts. Sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Makeover Lemon Streusel Muffins in Healthy Cooking April/May 2009, p22

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mv1359 User ID: 3208898 179587
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"The recipe took too long and they came out tough. I used a stand mixer. Don't know if that made a difference."

sundayschild User ID: 1930443 166946
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"Good, but not I wouldn't make it again. Love baked goods, but not a baker. Took a little more effort than I prefer. (Difficulty and "would you make it again" are definitely fair considerations, in my opinion.)"

CarinaD User ID: 3386287 183298
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"These are great! I don't think it was fair to rate this recipe based on the fact that took more work than what was expected. It is not a quick fix but hey!!!! the results are worth effort."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 183296
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"This recipe was a little bit more involved than I realized. The muffins were good, but the recipe was a little bit of work."

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