Monday, November 19, 2012

Muffins for Monday

Lemon Muffin Recipe

Some of you may know that my daughter attends a summer program at our local State University, earning her extra high school credits.  Since she will be a high school junior next year, this upcoming summer she'll have the opportunity to take courses for COLLEGE credits instead.  So, it's pretty exciting!

Over the past summer, she took a course in learning how to cook.  She was taught by a professor in food & nutrition at CSU, Sacramento.  One of the exercises the students did was make muffins from scratch.  Today, we're sharing the recipe with you, because these muffins were REALLY good!!!  We've already made them a few times.  =0)

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 3 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest (grated lemon rind)
1/3 cup oil 

1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Lightly spray 6 muffin cups with baking spray.

2. Into a medium bowl, sift dry ingredients (flour, 1/2 cup sugar, salt & baking powder).

3. In small bowl, combine liquid ingredients ( egg, milk, oil & lemon juice).

4. Add liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, all at once, and stir until dry ingredients are just moistened.  Batter will look lumpy.

5. Spoon batter into muffin cups (filling about 2/3 full).

6. Combine remaining 3 Tbsp sugar & lemon zest.  

It will look like this. --------------------------->>>

Sprinkle mixture over tops of muffins.

7. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until muffins are lightly browned.

8. Remove pan from oven; carefully remove muffins from muffin cups immediately.  Cool muffins on wire rack.

Note: For a bit less of a lemon flavor, use just 1 Tbsp of lemon juice.  For added lemon flavor, you can add a bit of lemon zest to the muffin batter before pouring into muffin cups.  We add just a hint of lemon zest to it, and we love it!  
Next we'll try adding some fresh blueberries (I love blueberries) too.  I bet that would be yummy.

These muffins have a real soft, perfect texture, and the topping gives a perfect little crunch!  Enjoy!  

What is your favorite type of muffin?



ChatterBlossom said...

MMMMmmmm. This looks so tasty! I think my favorite muffin is poppyseed.

Miss Beanie said...

This muffin recipe looks DELICIOUS! My fave muffin is spiced apple. Following you via the blog hop!



Melissa at said...

These look delicious! Lemon is my favorite flavor, so I'm excited to try this recipe. :)

Irene Buffa said...

omggg so tasty wanna try it!

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Handmade Cuties said...

Such perfect muffins! You make it sound so easy to make and looks so yummy!!

Dana said...

I love banana nut and blueberry muffins!! :)
I'm actually making carrot cake right now so this is ironic. Yay baking!

Unifyhandmade said...

Lemon muffin? Oh gosh I need to try these! Thanks for sharing!

Leonor said...

looks so yummu!:) would you like to follow each other on GFC, facebook and bloglovin?? let me know dear:))


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

How great that she gets to earn extra credits! These look tasty, I bet she had fun in this class!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

These sound AMAZING! When I was a senior in high school, I went to prom with a guy who was just a friend, and after the dance was over we realized we were starving. We lived in a small town and all the restaurants were closed, so we made lemon muffins instead! Well, they were supposed to be regular muffins, but we used lemonade instead of whatever the liquid was supposed to be. They were... weird... and neither of us knew anything about baking (obviously), but it was fun.

Additionsstyle said...

Those sound so yummy! I love anything lemon, thanks for sharing your recipe.
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Rose said...

What a simple recipe! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Joy C said...

That looks SO GOOD! We love muffins and I will be adding this to our collection. Thanks for sharing. :)