Honey Lemon Muffins
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg, room temperature
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Additional grated lemon zest
- In a large bowl, combine the flours, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the egg, honey, lemon juice, butter and lemon zest. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
- Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or use paper liners; fill one-half full with batter.
- Bake at 375° for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.
- In a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and lemon juice; drizzle over warm muffins. Sprinkle with additional lemon peel.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 178 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 171mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Apr 1, 2013
I got the muffins in the oven and tasted a little of the leftover batter. Compared to the muffins, there's a lot more lemon flavor in the batter and there's more honey flavor in the muffins. I think I'd make a bit more of the glaze to coat them a little better. I used a lemon that I squeezed the juice out of and got 1/2 cup of juice, so I doubled the recipe and got 16 muffins from it. One other thing I'll have to make sure about next time is being more careful with the mixing. I mixed it the way I've mixed muffins before, but this particular one I have to stop mixing earlier. The dry soaks up the liquid, so you don't have to mix it as much. I really like these though, although I might have a bit more lemon juice so it's stronger in the finished product.
May 3, 2011
How can you can this recipe "healthy" when it contains all-purpose flour? If I do decide to try the recipe I'll use whole wheat pastry flour.
Apr 7, 2011
I liked the taste of these muffins and they were easy to make but they were a little bit on the dry side.
Jun 28, 2010
These tasted more like cornbread muffins with a hint of lemon. I couldn't taste the honey. I frosted them with vanilla frosting which added more dimension to them. However, they are so easy to make that I would make them again.