Lemon Glazed Muffins


Over the weekend I had a Mother’s Day brunch for my mum. Mum and I love lemon so I knew I wanted to incorporate it somehow into the meal. I decided to experiment a little and came up with a recipe for the most scrumptious lemon muffins. They are light and airy, topped with a lemony glaze. Making these an ideal addition to brunch.

Lemon Glazed Muffins
Ingredients
Muffins:
3/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons oil (I used canola)
4 egg whites (or 2 eggs)
zest from 2-3 lemons

Glaze:
4 tablespoons organic lemon juice (or juice from 2-3 lemons)
6 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325.
2. In a medium bowl add vinegar to milk and stir well (this will "sour" the milk - you can also use 3/4 cup buttermilk instead of doing this I was just saving money). Add oil, eggs and zest and whisk until combined.
3. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Add the milk mixture to your dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
4. Pour batter into 12 cupcake liners. Bake for 15-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
5. While the bread is baking, stir the glaze ingredients together until sugar dissolves. When the muffins are done, and still in the cupcake pan, prick the bread with a wooden skewer making sure to go all the way to the bottom. Pour glaze over each muffin, and cool in pan on a wire rack.
* Note these taste better the next day so make sure you make them the day before you will be serving them.

15 comments :

  1. i love lemon-based desserts! these look yummy!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog! And of course, thank you for sharing these muffins! Of course, I now have to make these as well! LOL!

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  3. I love muffins, I love lemon ... what a terrific recipe!

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  4. These look fantastic! Love the little holes to let the glaze seep in + lemon slice on top. Yum!

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  5. These look so beautiful and sound delicious!

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  6. This sounds refreshing and delicious. Such a great dessert for summer.

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  7. Lemon is my chocolate. Love how you decorated them with the lemon slices. Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Debby, A Feast for the Eyes

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  8. These look so pretty!! Your mom must have loved them :) Lemony cupcakes/muffins are divine!

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  9. Mmmmm....these look yummy! And I love that you infused these with the glaze :)

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